[CentOS] Getting to Mate or Xfce

Sat Apr 29 16:17:24 UTC 2017
Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 03:43:02PM +0000, Beartooth wrote:
> 	Related problem: when I become root and tell it "yum update," it 
> figures out a list of umpteen hundred rpms to update, but then runs 
> through attempts at mirrors and keeps failing till it runs out. It failed 
> to connect to my wireless router (or even to find it, afaict). So I 
> plugged it into the router with an ethernet cable. No joy.

This sounds like you have cached metadata that points to older files
that are no longer on the mirrors.

Try running 'yum clean metadata' and try updating again.

Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>