I have installed Fedora 10 to an Acer4000WLMi laptop (with both Ethernet and WiFi connectivity). The laptop is a dual-boot WinXp / Fedora 10 box; there are no issues with the WinXP installation and booting into either OS works fine.
Detailed system information:
[user@host ~]$ uname -a
Linux host 184.108.40.206-170.2.24.fc10.i686 #1 SMP Wed Feb 11 23:58:12 EST
2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[user@host ~]$ yum list | grep NetworkManager
NetworkManager.i386 1:0.7.0-1.git20090102.fc10 installed
NetworkManager-glib.i386 1:0.7.0-1.git20090102.fc10 installed
NetworkManager-gnome.i386 1:0.7.0-1.git20090102.fc10 installed
NetworkManager-devel.i386 1:0.7.0-1.git20090102.fc10 updates
... plus others
[user@host ~]$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 13
model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.40GHz
[root@host ~]# chkconfig --list | grep network
network 0 : off 1 : off 2 : on 3 : on 4 : on 5 : on 6 : off
[root@host ~]# chkconfig --list | grep Network
NetworkManager 0 : off 1 : off 2 : on 3 : on 4 : on 5 : on 6 : off
[root@99dpr-003 ~]# ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr nn:nn:nn:nn:nn:nn
inet addr:192.168.0.103 Bcast:192.168.100.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:9fff:fe59:3981/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:4686 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3847 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:1581290 (1.5 MiB) TX bytes:450929 (440.3 KiB)
In the main the installation was problemless (I am not previously familiar with Fedora but I am a long-time CentOS user and experienced in several flavours of UNIX.)
However ... when I try to install/update packages using:
System > Administration > Add/Remove Software
the app goes away and resolves dependencies as expected. But when I come to hit the Install button I get the message that installation cannot continue because the system is not online.
Specifically the message "No network connection available" and the More
Details tabs offers "Cannot install when offline".
This is a puzzle because in parallel to doing this I am actively looking at web-pages and sending/receiving email and other online activities.
configuration files appear to be fine and are clearly working (at least the wired connection, I am not concerned with the wireless at the moment) otherwise how is web access and email etc working successfully?
I do notice the NetworkManager icon in the panel bar has a cross in a red background against it and that everything is greyed out, other than VPN Connections. Neither of Wired and Wireless Connections can be selected and the display says "device is unmanaged".
Yet I have installed and activated NetworkManager (as far as I can see).
Another idiosyncrasy I have noticed is that the when I start up Firefox it comes up in "Offline Mode" and obviously the homepage link is not reached and I am invited to "Try again". However as soon as I set Firefox to "Online" I immediately get the home page - i.e. so the internet access is established with no other action on my part, in other words network connectivity is already established.
Where do I start to look to resolve the problem? I've had a look on the forum and not been able to find anything similar.
It is severly limiting as I am unable to install new applications, or upgrade existing ones, by this means (Add/Remove software).
Many thanks in advance for any assistance/suggestions.