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Old 02-17-2005, 11:08 PM   #1
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Question New Linux user with problems


I've recently decided to delve into Linux, and chose Fedora Core 3 to start out with. Unfortunately, I am having some trouble with my first experience. I have two main problems:

1. Internet Speed. I am running the OS on a 733MHz PIII w/ 256MB PC133, using GNOME. Don't get me wrong, the applications run fine, all except Mozilla Firefox which takes a little more time to load up (I have not installed any extensions yet, either), the main problem lies with loading web pages. I have DSL (SBCY! Pro: 1.5Mbps - 3.0Mbps), yet every time I click a link or enter an address (google, for for example), I get the message: Looking up google.com... After which it sits there for at least a full minute before loading up the page. I download a file however, and the download dialog tells me the download rate is usually in the range of 600kbps. This leads me to believe the browser is troubled. To test the theory, I tried using Lynx, which took a fraction of a second to load Google. This is frustrating, has anyone else had any similar problems?

2. I am trying to run the up2date program, but it keeps getting stuck on pcmcia-cs-3.2.7-2.1, even if I tell it to ignore that file (I don't need it, I'm not using a laptop or a pcmcia device). I've left it on that file for an hour, but nothing has happened. If anyone has any solution for this, I would be much appreciative!

Thanks so much for reading all this!
-IM

Edit: I forgot to mention on the internet speed thing, if the browser is already in a particular domain, it will quickly load another page within the same domain for about four pages, then the load time returns.

Last edited by inferomors; 02-17-2005 at 11:26 PM.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 11:27 PM   #2
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Re: New Linux user with problems

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Originally posted by inferomors
I've recently decided to delve into Linux, and chose Fedora Core 3 to start out with. Unfortunately, I am having some trouble with my first experience. I have two main problems:

1. Internet Speed. I am running the OS on a 733MHz PIII w/ 256MB PC133, using GNOME. Don't get me wrong, the applications run fine, all except Mozilla Firefox which takes a little more time to load up (I have not installed any extensions yet, either), the main problem lies with loading web pages. I have DSL (SBCY! Pro: 1.5Mbps - 3.0Mbps), yet every time I click a link or enter an address (google, for for example), I get the message: Looking up google.com... After which it sits there for at least a full minute before loading up the page. I download a file however, and the download dialog tells me the download rate is usually in the range of 600kbps. This leads me to believe the browser is troubled. To test the theory, I tried using Lynx, which took a fraction of a second to load Google. This is frustrating, has anyone else had any similar problems?

2. I am trying to run the up2date program, but it keeps getting stuck on pcmcia-cs-3.2.7-2.1, even if I tell it to ignore that file (I don't need it, I'm not using a laptop or a pcmcia device). I've left it on that file for an hour, but nothing has happened. If anyone has any solution for this, I would be much appreciative!

Thanks so much for reading all this!
-IF
1. Disable IPv6:http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...fc3.shtml#ipv6
2. Do not use up2date. Use yum instead:http://www.fedorafaq.org/#up2date

Last edited by perfect_circle; 02-17-2005 at 11:32 PM.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 11:59 PM   #3
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Invaluable links! Thanks alot for the help!

-IM
 
Old 02-19-2005, 11:10 PM   #4
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Originally posted by inferomors
Invaluable links! Thanks alot for the help!

-IM
As well as doing what is mentioned on the links posted by perfect_circle , you also can disable the ipV6 filtering in mozilla / firefox by using these steps :
Code:
Next enter in your browser address bar:
about:config
set the filter for ipv6
next doubleclick on
network.dns.disableIPv6 so the value will change from false to true.
The fulll steps and an explanation can be found in this thread posted by broch.

Last edited by sandgroper; 02-19-2005 at 11:11 PM.
 
  


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