On 07/27/16 23:33, John R Pierce wrote: > On 7/27/2016 8:51 PM, geo.inbox.ignored wrote: >> have you tried the 7 32 bit? > > no, all my linux servers now are 64 bit, I havent' run a 32 bit system > in a long time. > > > if your internet is working over ethernet, you should be able to install > what you need via yum, rather than reinstall from different media... > > yum install NetworkManager-wifi > ---> this box has an on board network chip plus a nic and have a wifi card i want to check out, thought i would try above and have ready for next power down. my surprise; =+=+= [geo at tower-1-i686 Documents]$ sudo yum install NetworkManager-wifi [sudo] password for geo: Loaded plugins: aliases, changelog, fastestmirror, ovl, presto, refresh- : packagekit, security, tmprepo, verify, versionlock Setting up Install Process Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: mirror.steadfast.net * epel: mirror.steadfast.net * extras: mirror.steadfast.net * updates: mirror.steadfast.net extras | 3.3 kB 00:00 updates | 3.4 kB 00:00 updates/primary_db | 1.3 MB 00:01 No package NetworkManager-wifi available. Error: Nothing to do [geo at tower-1-i686 Documents]$ =+=+= so that may not work for laptop, ;-) nbd. why should my luck change with installs. !LOL! 'one of those days' has been going on for over a week. 8=D -- peace out. -+- Tired of having your microsoft os hacked? Change to Linux os, used by microsoft hackers. -+- in a world with out fences, who needs gates. -+- CentOS GNU/Linux 6.8 tc,hago. g .