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goodwin57
12th August 2007, 09:22 PM
Using Fedora Core 7, (image burnt and installed yesterday), I don't have an internet connection on that laptop at present (that problems in another thread).

I'm trying to access "package manager" Yum GUI I get error message "Unable to retrieve software information". Trying to access yum installation operations through the Terminal I get the same type of message. I've tried to direct it to a local file, but unsuccessfully (still has a problem with checking mirrors).

If I'm honest I'm also not sure what files, and how, I need to direct the Terminal to, to install my programs. As examples I'm trying to install madwifi-0.9.3.1, and pidgin if anyone's familiar with those. Sorry this post is vague, I hope someone can give me some pointers.