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Old 08-02-2008, 06:26 PM   #1
aerodesliza
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Hi

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?
 
Old 08-02-2008, 11:34 PM   #2
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Hi

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.
 
Old 08-03-2008, 10:33 AM   #3
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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.
My coputer is conected to the DSL modem throught an ethernet cable and I couldnīt ping any machine or neither my DSL modem. My DSL is working on my Windows partition but it doesnīt work on my linux. Any idea?
 
Old 08-03-2008, 11:23 PM   #4
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You can also post to the fedora forums for help (get help link)

http://fedoraproject.org/

Post #5 here

http://mandrivausers.org/index.php?showtopic=19354

mentions that in the case of mandriva, the drivers for speedtouch are there but only support pppoa
If your dsl provider uses pppoe, it could be a problem... I don't know if the case is the same for fedora

This is for suse, but perhaps may help:

http://linux-usb.sourceforge.net/Spe...use/index.html

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