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Old 11-14-2006, 02:26 PM   #1
Campion
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Connection issues -- possibly IPv6 related


Hi there. I've been reading through this, and various other forums to try and solve one of many problems I've been having with FC6. I'm a new Linux user, but I've gotten a hang of the file system trying to get things working over the span of two installations. Anyhow, here's my question.

Ever since I first installed FC6, I could not get YUM to work correctly. After reading through various forums, including this one, I've deleted the # signs from the repo files, installed Livna and FreshRPM RPM files, and still no contact. Also, I set up GAIM, and that is even having problems connecting. I'm using Firefox 1.5 to write this post, but I turned off the IPv6 on that, so it's working--save the random crashes after installing Flash Player and Java (and still get crashes after deleting the Flash files in my home folder.)

I've checked the settings in etc/sysconfig/network/, modprobe.conf, and still can't get them to work; YUM still times out, and GAIM still doesn't connect. Are there any other possible places I'm missing? I don't really want to reinstall FC6 again.
 
Old 11-14-2006, 08:20 PM   #2
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Just a thought... I dont use livna but I think i remember reading somewhere that using livna AND freshrpms (*dries, etc*) on the same system time will cause compatablilty problems....
google livna freshrpms to get an idea of the history there...

Anyway on to disabling ipv6 (*note: posted elsewhere i forgot to save from where-- i saved it in my own personal web for reference and post it here verbatim *)

In the firefox address bar bype about: config
and filter for ipv
and set network.dns.disableIPv6
to true
Next
open a terminal and log in as root using
su -
yourpassword
then type
gedit /etc/modprobe.conf
and add the following lines
alias net-pf-10 off
alias ipv6 off
leave a blank line at the end save, and exit
then type
gedit /etc/sysconfig/network
and check and see if
NETWORKING_IPV6=yes
if it does change it to
NETWORKING_IPV6=no
save and exit

reboot or restart networking and see what happens....
 
Old 11-14-2006, 08:29 PM   #3
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That's what I had done and checked so far when I posted the original post.
 
Old 11-14-2006, 08:32 PM   #4
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could this all be related to your firewall settings or selinux?
 
Old 11-14-2006, 08:39 PM   #5
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Both are off.

I can use Firefox and Opera just fine, Opera works great with its plugins.

Yum is defaulting to Livna, but still it times out trying to request anything.

Also, if it matters, the firewall on my router is, and has been, off as well
 
Old 11-17-2006, 07:42 PM   #6
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Okay, just an update to the situation here.

I'm able to connect to the repositories via Opera just fine, and download the RPMs I need, and yum is still giving me connection issues. Strangely, I installed Skype without a hitch, and am up and running with that.

Any other possible ideas?

Current config:
FC6.2798.i686xen
Firewall/SELinux off
Router firewall off
/etc/sysconfig/network IPv6 = no
Connection IPv6 = no/off
Hardware IPv6 = no/off
net-pf-10 off (What does this do any how? It slows down my computer greatly.)

Last edited by Campion; 11-17-2006 at 08:13 PM.
 
Old 11-17-2006, 08:12 PM   #7
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These are the current yum errors I'm getting:
Code:
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/6/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/6/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (97, 'Address family not supported by protocol')>
Trying other mirror.
livna                     100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00     
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=updates-released-fc6&arch=i386 error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (101, 'Network is unreachable')>
 
  


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