greetings, wicd is preventing firefox and yumex to connect to internet. when i first try to connect to a web site with firefox, i get err message; Unable to connect when i click [Try Again], connection is made. all further connection attempts are ok. when i try to run yumex, i get error message; Not connected to a network. Do you want to continue selecting [Yes] continues starting yumex, but i have active repositories. when i run yum cl command; ]$ yum check-update Loaded plugins: aliases, changelog, downloadonly, fastestmirror, presto, : refresh-packagekit, security, tmprepo, verify, versionlock Determining fastest mirrors Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=6& arch=x86_64&repo=os error was 14: PYCURL ERROR 6 - "Couldn't resolve host 'mirrorlist.centos.org'" Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: base when i run yum cl command again; ]$ yum check-update Loaded plugins: aliases, changelog, downloadonly, fastestmirror, presto, : refresh-packagekit, security, tmprepo, verify, versionlock Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile epel/metalink | 13 kB 00:00 which indicates yum has made connection. a 4th problem i see with 'wicd' is in post "Subject: wicd problem"; 4: wicd restarts itself when as root user making terminal commands -- If Bill Gates got a dime for every time Windows crashes... ...oh, wait. He does. THAT explains it! -+- in a world with out fences, who needs gates. CentOS GNU/Linux 6.6 tc,hago. g .