Yumex problem - no network connection

Thomas Taylor linxt at comcast.net
Wed Jul 14 08:04:16 UTC 2010

On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 07:32:53 +0000
g <geleem at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> Thomas Taylor wrote:
> <snip>
> > Hi G;
> >> *yumex* is seeing the network connection as disabled because it is
> >> checking for connection thru 'gui'.
> > 
> > I'm not using a gui network connection but ifup method if that is what
> > you're saying.
> ok. then i understand that you are using 'ifup' via a terminal.
> but, "gui"/"X" effect still applies. yumex does not use a system call to
> check on network status. at least this is my conclusion from what all i
> was able to find when i searched for a solution to problem.
> this was at least 6 months back and i do not recall all of where i check.
> other than i was using google. and it took a lot of reading to concluded
> it to be an "X" problem.
> i did not filed a bug report because i had not seen anyone else posting
> about problem, so i figured it was something in my installation.
> when i tried using yumex, it would always fail. it did not matter if i
> used 'ifup eth0' or 'ifconfig eth0 up', yumex still failed with same
> error message you gave in your first post.
> when i ran just 'ifconfig' to check for connection, it showed being
> connected. *but*, yumex still failed.
> what i did not try was removing and reinstalling "yumex" and "gui's" for
> networking.
> what ever cause is, it is "X" related, because yum still works.
> i just ran a check at yumex site;
>   http://www.yum-extender.org/blog/
> i ran a search for 'connection' and found something that may help.
> http://www.yum-extender.org/blog/?s=connection show release of 2.9.6 and
> 2.9.7 have a change of;
>   Added  ‘–disable-netcheck’ to bypass the network connection check and
>   the  auto disable of non local repos, this can be enabled/disabled in
>   the Preferences.
> this may be an answer to problem.
> hth.

Thanks for your reply, G.  JB tipped me off to that too,  I'll check it out
tomorrow.  Time for bed, the old eyes are getting bleary.


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