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Old 02-04-2007, 04:50 AM   #1
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Konqueror connects to Internet, other browsers don't


I can't seem to find a solution for my problem after many hours of searching. I can access the internet through Konqueror, but not through any other installed browser (iceweasel, epiphany). It connects to download updates or to install new applications as well. I would like to be able to use a different browser than Konqueror & know why it won't connect through the others.

I have just installed Debian (kernel 2.6.18-3-amd64) running KDE (3.5.5). I am running a Biostar GeForce 6100-M9 w/ AMD 64 Athalon 2.4Ghz processor, Realtek RTL8201BL onboard ethernet, DSL modem Actiontec GT701R. I am pretty new to linux & I know virtually nothing about networking.

Code:
# route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
192.168.0.0     *               255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 eth0
default         dslmodem.domain 0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 eth0
Code:
# ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:E0:4D:0B:CA:B3
          inet addr:192.168.0.4  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::2e0:4dff:fe0b:cab3/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:31189 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:31482 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:27805372 (26.5 MiB)  TX bytes:4048854 (3.8 MiB)
          Interrupt:225 Base address:0xe000

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:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:560 (560.0 b)  TX bytes:560 (560.0 b)

I wouldn't be posting here if I could have found a solution to my exact problem (or just have figured it out). Any help is much appreciated & I hope this information can help others. Thank you.
 
Old 02-04-2007, 08:01 AM   #2
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If you can download off the internet via Konqueror, never mind the ethernet or anything related, because you have a solid network connection with your ISP. These other browsers, to the best of my knowledge, (which is minimal at best), are light weight browsers that need not be installed on your system based on the hardware specs you supply/identify.
I'm no expert with the latest and "Greatest" Debian technology, did you upgrade to this kernel version with the Debian genius package manager dpkge or whatever it is ? (no pun intended, as I forgot what it is, but I know it is proficient).

Personally!

I would just un-install those junk (sorry, light weight) browsers and download and install firefox 2 with the hardware you have unless you are running a server that uses the majority of your computer's resources.

It's been awhile since I played with my Debian Sarge, so I'm a little frosted on the subject. BUT! to download and install updates through Konqueror..........has me puzzled. (Could be the Beet wine, have you ever tried Beet wine, it's fabulous) Any way..........????........????...........AHA!

Maybe........those other beloved browsers are 32 bit, and have a problem with your 64 bit setup.

Yeah! Konqueror is kind of boring, I hear you.

If you want Firefox 2 install instructions, I can help.
 
Old 02-04-2007, 11:17 AM   #3
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Both of those lightweight browsers use the gecko engine, IIRC. You need mozilla or firefox installed?

sudo apt-get install firefox*
 
Old 02-04-2007, 12:37 PM   #4
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Iceweasel IS Firefox.

Are you using a proxy?

If so you have to set Iceweasel to use it while Konqueror uses your system proxy settings.

Try using links or some other lightweight browser like dillo.
 
Old 02-04-2007, 11:21 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Junior Hacker
If you want Firefox 2 install instructions, I can help.
I tried apt-get install firefox, but it didn't seem to work. I would appreciate installation instructions.
 
Old 02-04-2007, 11:54 PM   #6
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I found that when I apt-get installed firefox, it installs iceweasel. I gather that they are the same thing. I also found that it will load debian.org & linuxquestions.org, but no other site I have tried.
 
Old 02-05-2007, 11:51 AM   #7
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...ok that's the craziest thing I've heard in a while.
Is there is difference 'seeing' http://slashdot.org vs http://slashdot.com ?
What's the contents of /etc/nsswitch.conf and /etc/resolv.conf?
 
Old 02-05-2007, 02:53 PM   #8
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Debian has the tightest security, possibly security settings prevent you from doing allot of things.
 
Old 02-05-2007, 05:30 PM   #9
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Tr readint this thread :
Two hardware-related problems with Knoppix 5.0.1 - Knoppix.net
http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25578

Especially the long post by Harry.


The problem with Firefox/Iceweasel may be with IPv6 ("Internet Protocol version 6"). To disable IPv6, change the preference network.dns.disableIPv6 from "false" to "true" . Here are the steps:

1. Type about:config in the address bar, press Enter.
2. Find network.dns.disableIPv6 in the list.
3. Right-click -> Toggle.
4. Restart Firefox/Mozilla Suite and try again.

If this doesn't work, re-enable IPv6 by resetting the preference to "false".

Last edited by craigevil; 02-05-2007 at 05:38 PM.
 
Old 02-11-2007, 04:42 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by craigevil
The problem with Firefox/Iceweasel may be with IPv6 ("Internet Protocol version 6"). To disable IPv6, change the preference network.dns.disableIPv6 from "false" to "true" . Here are the steps:

1. Type about:config in the address bar, press Enter.
2. Find network.dns.disableIPv6 in the list.
3. Right-click -> Toggle.
4. Restart Firefox/Mozilla Suite and try again.
This has fixed my problem. Thank you all for your help!
 
  


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