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Re: Update Problems



On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 03:23:48PM -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-10-21 at 15:34 -0400, Dave Feustel wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 02:38:36PM -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2008-10-21 at 14:39 -0400, Dave Feustel wrote:
> > > > Running F9, the administrative -> update option no longer works.
> > > > When I click for details, I get the message "cannot update whilst
> > > > offline". I have network access. How do I make updates think
> > > > that it is online?
> > > > 
> > > > Also, what is the difference between running the console command
> > > > yum update and doing an update via the administrative desktop?
> > > 
> > > Are you using Network Manager, and if so is NM managing your interface?
> 1. Is there a nm-applet in the upper panel on the left?
> 2. Check what:chkconfig --list |grep NetworkManager returns

I don't understand either point 1 or point 2; I do almost everything via
the command line in xterm. Could you elaborate?

Thanks.

> > As far as I can tell, I'm not using network manager. How can I be sure?
> > 
> > > If NM is running but not managing the interface, it thinks you aren't
> > > connected even when you are, and some Gnome apps believe it (Evolution
> > > is one and I'm guessing PackageKit is another).
> > > 
> > > "yum" doesn't pay any attention to this, so it's not affected.
> > 
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