Originally Posted by stoat
If you aren't sure about the rpms you downloaded, then return and identify the running kernel (uname -r) and list the rpms that you downloaded.
I tried yum localinstall but thats when I got those errors I mentioned earlier
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Setting up Local Package Process
Examining broadcom-wl-126.96.36.199-1.fc16.noarch.rpm: broadcom-wl-188.8.131.52-1.fc16.noarch
Marking broadcom-wl-184.108.40.206-1.fc16.noarch.rpm to be installed
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again
Btw, one pleasant development was that there is in fact an ethernet port on the netbook.
( I use a HP Mini 110 Series 110-3730TU Netbook )
I tried to connect to internet using the broadband modem, but it had some troubles and after digging up the forum I found out that there is something called
" ifplugd-0.28.tar "
When I tried installing that I got this error:
"c++ cannot create executables"
My best guess was that this was because there was no C++ to compile this.
So I tried installing gcc using
and then finally I got this error
"no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH"
Maybe I should start a new thread for all this? Now Im feeling like Im on a wild goose chase
Somehow I get the feeling that all this is not really as bad as it sounds to me and someone here with loads of experience can show me the way out. Thanks for all the help.