Hi, I had a similar problem, FC5 had been running for a month without real problems, but now I have the same "Unable to retreive software information" thing, and I do have an internet connection. yum update'ing in the terminal results in
# yum update
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
[Errno 4] IOError: < urlopen error (111, 'Connection refused')>
Trying other mirror.
Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: macromedia
failure: repodata/repomd.xml from macromedia: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try .
Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from macromedia: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
Is this just a matter of waiting for a while, til the repos do work? I don't seem to be able to change the repositories either.
Also, the Package Updater telling me
"Unable to retrieve software information. This could be caused by not having a network connection available."
I don't really care for the updates, but the package manager says the same thing, which keeps me from installing programs.
If I'd need to do the same thing LouArnold made it work with, how and where do I "re-enter the default gateway"?