Just to start, this problem occured with mandriva 2006 and still occured with the latest ubuntu. The box is dual boot, and windoze does NOT have this problem.
Lanparty nf4 ultra MB
AMD 64 3800+
NVidia chipset on the MB.
Ubuntu (2.6 kernel)
Latest nforce drivers for MB.
Here's the deal: When I go to a web page, even though I can ping the page, often, firefox will say done, but the page will be blank. If I get, say, google to come up, then type in a search, I get a blank page, but then the address bar reads: http://www.google.com/?f
This will happen if I click on links sometimes as well, with any web page. Sometimes the page comes up, sometimes it's just a blank page, and sometimes I get the /?f at the end of the url.
None of the windoze boxes on my network do this, but the really nasty thing is that my server, which has been up and running over a year (P3-450, mandrake 10) has started doing this as well. And it's worked fine for over a year.
This leads me to believe that it could be the router, but if it was, then the windoze boxes should be doing this too, and they're not. Plus, I haven't changed anything in the router for a long, long time.
Oh yeah, and even though it takes a long time, when I can't get a web page to come up, I can still ping the page.
Thanks for any help!