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Old 07-02-2011
Surfing the Internet problems with multiple browsers

Could anyone explain why I am having trouble surfing the internet with both firefox and konqueror? Chromium seems to be the only browser that will work. I tried to create a new profile with firefox and that didn't work either. I can ping things just fine, I can download stuff with wget, I can ssh into servers. I don't understand what the problem is. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 07-02-2011
Check DNS server seetings from each browser


From the browser check DNS server settings and there are options is browser network and encryption settings.

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Old 07-02-2011
Originally Posted by vasanth.vadalur

From the browser check DNS server settings and there are options is browser network and encryption settings.

I have cleared all the settings with no luck.
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Old 07-02-2011
Also check if you have a bad http_proxy exported anywhere.
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Old 07-03-2011
Look at read permissions of resolv.conf
ls -l /etc/resolv.conf

They should be like "-rw-r--r--"
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Old 07-03-2011
It seems the newest version of Firefox handles IPv6 differently. My problem was with IPv6. After following these instructions I got Firefox working again.


Firefox supports IPv6 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia IPv6 by default, which may cause connection problems on certain systems. To disable IPv6 in Firefox:
In the Filter field, type pref network.dns.disableIPv6
In the list of preferences, double-click pref network.dns.disableIPv6 to change its value from pref false to pref true.
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Old 07-07-2011
I was looking at this file.

Would this line have some effect?

This file mentioned the above file. Then I noticed the failure thing.

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