Originally Posted by aerodesliza
I recently installed Fedora 9 to my computer, is my first time using Linux, then after Fedora were install I configured my "wired conection" using DHCP but when I conected my Speedtouch 536 (DSL conection) to my computer doest work and I received the error message:
Problem coneccting to a software source cannot retrieve repostory metadata respond.xml...
What can I do?
The phrase "Cannot retrieve repository metadata" does not necessarily mean your DSL connection isn't working. Repomd.xml is a file that the software installer/updater looks for when installing software from a repo; you may get this error if your .repo files have the repo URLs commented out (don't know why, but it happens sometimes, I'm sure there's documentation on this elsewhere). Can you ping another machine? Is your DSL modem connected with an ethernet cable or USB? Also, are you using KDE or Gnome? They each have a different network manager and I've known networkmanager-gnome to give me problems when running in KDE (e.g. forgetting settings I'd put in during install).
Additionally, you would ideally connect the DSL before the install.