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Old 09-09-2010, 11:43 PM   #1
shadowofgrael
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Wireless issues and apparent Rpm-fusion trouble


In an attempt to get wireless working on my dell Latitude e6400 under Fedora 13 (64bit)I have downloaded and installed rpm-fusion with the understanding that it contained the driver necessary (Broadcom_wl i think). though the package manager installed both packages just fine, they are not acknowledged by yum repolist wich yeilds the results:

[root@localhost network-scripts]# yum repolist -v
Not loading "blacklist" plugin, as it is disabled
Loading "presto" plugin
Loading "refresh-packagekit" plugin
Not loading "whiteout" plugin, as it is disabled
Config time: 0.314
Yum Version: 3.2.27
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again
[root@localhost network-scripts]#

I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong if anything and am new to Fedora though moderately acquainted with Linux as a whole

for what it is worth, I had complete out of the box success with ubuntu 8.10 but felt a need for a change. (though I was only on 8.10 because of this same issue) other ubuntu based distros have worked to my memory but I cannot remember specific versions. (Kubuntu, Mint and PCLinuxOS i believe)

other info
-I have no way of connecting to the internet under linux until this is solved
-this is a week old installation so nothing has been added other than kernel dev tools for an initial attempt to compile the drivers from broadcom source as they almost recommend. needless to say this did not go flawlessly
-dell 1395 wireless

Last edited by shadowofgrael; 09-09-2010 at 11:50 PM. Reason: more information added
 
Old 09-11-2010, 12:45 AM   #2
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where to start
this command "yum repolist -v" IS giving you the correct output
you asked yum for it's version ( -v)

the driver would be in the rpmfusion-NONFREE ( lower case) i think

to check the installed ( all of then the ones turned on and off )
Code:
yum repolist all
leave the "all" off for listing only the ones that are currently turned on

-------------------------------------
this part
Quote:
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again
[root@localhost network-scripts]#
a question did you make any changes to the scripts in the "network-scripts" folder ?
seeing as you are running the terminal from that folder .

you can manually look and check ( do by hand what the repolist command would have done )
as a normal user
a word of warning you came from ubuntu with "sudo" fedora , as you found out , dose not use it
the two commands "su" & "su -" are two different things and are set up differently
also there is a NOT RECOMMENDED hack for fedora that lets you login to gnome as root
-- this is the warning things WILL NOT WORK RIGHT if you log into gnome as root
use "su - " in the terminal .

that said read the files in /etc/yum.repo.d
Code:
su -
-- your root password --
gedit
read the files
the ones with a " enable=1" are on
these MUST BE OFF and never turned on
"rawhide", "fedora-testing"
on should be
fedora, fedora-updates, rpmfusion,rpmfusion-nonfree, ( the adobe for flash) ,

-------------------
for the rpmfusion this is what you should have installed
rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/...ble.noarch.rpm
rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfr...ble.noarch.rpm

to check you can quarry the rpm database
Code:
su -
rpm -qa | grep  rpmfusion
all the commands are from memory so forgive me if i made any small mistakes

a very good site for a very good help/guide page is this one
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f13.html

Last edited by John VV; 09-11-2010 at 12:47 AM.
 
Old 09-12-2010, 12:24 PM   #3
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below is the output/text from the various files & commands

geditrpmfusion-free.repo:

[rpmfusion-free]
name=RPM Fusion for Fedora $releasever - Free
#baseurl=http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/releases/$releasever/Everything/$basearch/os/
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/mirrorlist?repo=free-fedora-$releasever&arch=$basearch
enabled=1
metadata_expire=7d
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-$releasever-$basearch

[rpmfusion-free-debuginfo]
name=RPM Fusion for Fedora $releasever - Free - Debug
#baseurl=http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/releases/$releasever/Everything/$basearch/debug/
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/mirrorlist?repo=free-fedora-debug-$releasever&arch=$basearch
enabled=0
metadata_expire=7d
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-$releasever-$basearch

[rpmfusion-free-source]
name=RPM Fusion for Fedora $releasever - Free - Source
#baseurl=http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/releases/$releasever/Everything/source/SRPMS/
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/mirrorlist?repo=free-fedora-source-$releasever&arch=$basearch
enabled=0
metadata_expire=7d
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-$releasever-$basearch


rpmfusion-nonfree.repo:

[rpmfusion-nonfree]
name=RPM Fusion for Fedora $releasever - Nonfree
#baseurl=http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/releases/$releasever/Everything/$basearch/os/
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/mirrorlist?repo=nonfree-fedora-$releasever&arch=$basearch
enabled=1
metadata_expire=7d
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-nonfree-fedora-$releasever-$basearch

[rpmfusion-nonfree-debuginfo]
name=RPM Fusion for Fedora $releasever - Nonfree - Debug
#baseurl=http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/releases/$releasever/Everything/$basearch/debug/
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/mirrorlist?repo=nonfree-fedora-debug-$releasever&arch=$basearch
enabled=0
metadata_expire=7d
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-nonfree-fedora-$releasever-$basearch

[rpmfusion-nonfree-source]
name=RPM Fusion for Fedora $releasever - Nonfree - Source
#baseurl=http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/releases/$releasever/Everything/source/SRPMS/
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/mirrorlist?repo=nonfree-fedora-source-$releasever&arch=$basearch
enabled=0
metadata_expire=7d
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-nonfree-fedora-$releasever-$basearch

@localhost yum.repos.d]$ ls -al
total 64
drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Sep 12 06:52 .
drwxr-xr-x. 105 root root 12288 Sep 12 07:00 ..
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1144 May 6 23:24 fedora.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1105 May 6 23:24 fedora-updates.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1163 May 6 23:24 fedora-updates-testing.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 10 Sep 12 06:52 rpm
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1301 May 17 2009 rpmfusion-free-rawhide.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1202 May 17 2009 rpmfusion-free.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1200 May 17 2009 rpmfusion-free-updates.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1260 May 17 2009 rpmfusion-free-updates-testing.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1355 May 17 2009 rpmfusion-nonfree-rawhide.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1247 May 17 2009 rpmfusion-nonfree.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1245 May 17 2009 rpmfusion-nonfree-updates.repo
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1305 May 17 2009 rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing.repo

@localhost yum.repos.d]$ yum repolist
Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
Error: Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again

I tried to edit from vi to no avail, most files showed up black. I immediately realized that there was a reason you specified gedit. unfortunately I may have screwed up rpm.repo in this process. As you can see no other files have been edited.

with regards to network scripts, I was hoping for success following a similar user's thread. I involved editing a file there which in my case did not exist. His problems were similar to mine but not the same. I was still in the directory when I ran the commands to copy the output. just to be clear, NOTHING WAS CHANGED HERE. I ran "su root" to achieve root status and do not quite grasp the difference between su and su -
 
Old 09-12-2010, 12:50 PM   #4
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Quote:
I tried to edit from vi
unless you have memorized the thousands of vi commands and KNOW then better than the back of your hand -- do not use vi

If you need to edit anything in run level 3 use the much much easier ( for the new linux user ) " nano "
it is installed BY DEFAULT .


I take it you can not go and buy about $5 worth of cat5 cable and connect it that way . In order to install the driver .but "Broadcom" hardware should work with the default network software
 
Old 10-13-2010, 07:52 PM   #5
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BTW: My initial action was correct. There are two pieces of hardware which are identical in name (the network controller if I recall correctly (its been a month though)). One is supported by the standard Broadcom drivers, the other, which I have, is not. The only way to get it working is to compile the drivers from source. (with a one line addition).
 
  


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