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ExiledWool 03-09-2010 05:59 AM

Websites won't load - using openSUSE 11.2
 
Hello everyone, I'm a first time poster and new to openSUSE. I've had a small amount of linux experience and even studied UNIX a few years ago - unfortunately, to paraphrase Homer Simpson, "as something new enters my brain something old has to leave". In this case nearly everything I learned about UNIX :(

Anyhow, ms problem is this. I've installed 11.2 with KDE desktop. Using either Firefox or Konqueror browsers, I am finding it impossible to display any webpages, other than Google. All google websites, such as gmail, calendar and searches work perfectly. Unfortunately, I can't directly enter a url into the address bar nor can I link from a google search.

I've hunted high and low for a solution but have failed to find one. I am utterly perplexed.

I will be eternally grateful if anyone can help with this.

Thanks

Paul

kbp 03-09-2010 06:46 AM

Quote:

I can't directly enter a url into the address bar
... what exactly happens? .. is it greyed out ? .. can't click in it ?

ExiledWool 03-09-2010 07:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbp (Post 3891431)
... what exactly happens? .. is it greyed out ? .. can't click in it ?

I can type in the address bar, e.g. www.opensuse.org, but I am unable to connect upon hitting enter.

In addition, any attempts by updaters or software installers to connect to the download servers also fail.

jamescondron 03-09-2010 07:43 AM

Google seems happy? Can you ping google, and another server of your choice from the box in question and report back please? Lets make sure it is seeing google and its not a branded local page

ExiledWool 03-09-2010 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamescondron (Post 3891508)
Google seems happy? Can you ping google, and another server of your choice from the box in question and report back please? Lets make sure it is seeing google and its not a branded local page

What do you mean by the box in question? The PC?

I have previously pinged google and it seemed fine but will have another go - but not for another couple of days. Too busy from now in :(

It allows me to log in and out of google, it even updates maps if I add change post codes. Emails have been received and sent also.

I even wondered if Google itself was preventing me accessing other sites, but that's ridiculous, isn't it?

kbp 03-09-2010 10:05 PM

Is the pc on a corporate lan ? .. any proxy or firewall in the way ?

ExiledWool 03-10-2010 02:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbp (Post 3892366)
Is the pc on a corporate lan ? .. any proxy or firewall in the way ?

It's my home pc. The firewall in suse is all that's in use

ExiledWool 03-10-2010 03:50 PM

Here's some info I hope might help

Iconfig

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1B:B9:AF:59:44
inet addr:192.168.1.65 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21b:b9ff:feaf:5944/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1792 errors:253 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:253
TX packets:1469 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1534944 (1.4 Mb) TX bytes:259296 (253.2 Kb)
Interrupt:19 Base address:0xdead

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:138 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:138 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:9004 (8.7 Kb) TX bytes:9004 (8.7 Kb)

Ping

paul@BIGPC:~> ping Google
PING www-tmmdi.l.google.com (66.102.9.103) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from lm-in-f103.1e100.net (66.102.9.103): icmp_seq=1 ttl=56 time=37.4 ms
64 bytes from lm-in-f103.1e100.net (66.102.9.103): icmp_seq=2 ttl=56 time=37.5 ms
64 bytes from lm-in-f103.1e100.net (66.102.9.103): icmp_seq=3 ttl=56 time=37.9 ms
64 bytes from lm-in-f103.1e100.net (66.102.9.103): icmp_seq=4 ttl=56 time=37.5 ms
64 bytes from lm-in-f103.1e100.net (66.102.9.103): icmp_seq=5 ttl=56 time=35.5 ms
64 bytes from lm-in-f103.1e100.net (66.102.9.103): icmp_seq=6 ttl=56 time=35.4 ms
64 bytes from lm-in-f103.1e100.net (66.102.9.103): icmp_seq=7 ttl=56 time=37.2 ms
64 bytes from lm-in-f103.1e100.net (66.102.9.103): icmp_seq=8 ttl=56 time=38.2 ms
64 bytes from lm-in-f103.1e100.net (66.102.9.103): icmp_seq=9 ttl=56 time=37.9 ms
64 bytes from lm-in-f103.1e100.net (66.102.9.103): icmp_seq=10 ttl=56 time=37.6 ms
64 bytes from lm-in-f103.1e100.net (66.102.9.103): icmp_seq=11 ttl=56 time=37.2 ms
64 bytes from lm-in-f103.1e100.net (66.102.9.103): icmp_seq=12 ttl=56 time=40.9 ms
64 bytes from lm-in-f103.1e100.net (66.102.9.103): icmp_seq=13 ttl=56 time=37.8 ms
64 bytes from lm-in-f103.1e100.net (66.102.9.103): icmp_seq=14 ttl=56 time=35.7 ms
64 bytes from lm-in-f103.1e100.net (66.102.9.103): icmp_seq=15 ttl=56 time=38.7 ms
64 bytes from lm-in-f103.1e100.net (66.102.9.103): icmp_seq=16 ttl=56 time=34.8 ms

fbsduser 03-10-2010 05:01 PM

Can you get a non-M$Linux LiveCD? If you can, try booting off it and checking if the internet works fine from there.

jefro 03-10-2010 07:09 PM

Try the ip address in the command line from google.com instead of the name.


Might be a port 80 issue. Could see the web pages on nc (netcat) and use it on port 80 to see if it is open. telnet on port 80 to google.com might help also.


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