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Old 04-27-2016, 04:34 PM   #1
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Linux Mint 17.1 Mate , Zorin 9 Trusty, Windows XP


I have been using LM 17.1 and Zorin 9 for about a year now and just recently I have the problem that I cannot connect to internet using LM but the Zorin 9 still connects OK. I get an error that says "www.yahoo.com's server could not be found"
"DNS_Probe_Finished_Bad_Config" and something similar from other browsers.
Check your DNS settings
I used the same wireless WiFi with both Zorin and LM 17.1 and Zorin still works OK. I cannot connect using any browser, opera, chromium or Firefox on LM 17.1 Do not use XP on line anymore.
Any Help appreciated. Thanks
 
Old 04-27-2016, 04:44 PM   #2
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You might still be able to get to google by typing 140.197.248.88 in your browser.

There is also this that I could find: http://askubuntu.com/questions/62247...n-ubuntu-14-04

See if that maybe can help you. And let us know
 
Old 04-27-2016, 04:47 PM   #3
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Another thing you can try is here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3...d-config-error
 
Old 04-27-2016, 05:47 PM   #4
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katman 401,

Two fixes are suggested here:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/62247...n-ubuntu-14-04
 
Old 04-27-2016, 08:04 PM   #5
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I must say, that is truly a strange one.


If those don't help, you can try a ping and a traceroute, first to the ip address and then to the domain name.

A traceroute can tell you where exactly the connection is failing. Comparing the results from a working system with those of a problem system can provide clues as to where to look.

There's an extensive discussion of traceroute and ping here: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support...raceroute.html

Let us know what you find.
 
Old 04-28-2016, 09:31 AM   #6
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You might still be able to get to google by typing 140.197.248.88 in your browser.

There is also this that I could find: http://askubuntu.com/questions/62247...n-ubuntu-14-04

See if that maybe can help you. And let us know
Thanks, but this did not help, could not reach destination...same error as before.
 
Old 04-28-2016, 09:42 AM   #7
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I get a response "no such file when I run cat /etc/resolv from terminal.

But, when i compare this command from my laptop using same wifi connection I do.
So it appears that the file is completely missing on Pc that I have got the problem with????
 
Old 04-28-2016, 05:32 PM   #8
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Smile Linux Mint 17.1 Mate , Zorin 9 Trusty, Windows XP

To all who responded,
Thanks a bunch for your help. Since I could not find any DNS file by following the suggestions that was submitted I did a clean install and so far everything is fine.
Again thanks for all the help. I had All my files backed up, so it was not so hard. Did not want XP any longer and Zorin was easy to re-load.
Thanks again
Katman401
 
Old 04-28-2016, 06:24 PM   #9
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To all who responded,
Thanks a bunch for your help. Since I could not find any DNS file by following the suggestions that was submitted I did a clean install and so far everything is fine.
Again thanks for all the help. I had All my files backed up, so it was not so hard. Did not want XP any longer and Zorin was easy to re-load.
Thanks again
Katman401
Okay sure. No problem. If that makes it easier for you then great! I was gonna say you could create the /etc/resolv.conf file and just put the information from the working pc in there. As long as your problem is solved and you are happy then that is what matters If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!
 
Old 04-28-2016, 06:29 PM   #10
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Since I could not find any DNS file by following the suggestions that was submitted I did a clean install and so far everything is fine.
Hi...

Glad you were able to get it working correctly. If you would, please mark this thread as "SOLVED" by clicking on "thread Tools" directly above your initial post. Thanks!

Regards...
 
Old 04-28-2016, 07:25 PM   #11
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I have had a similar problem with Mint 13 after doing a 'dist-upgrade' (silly me) but got my dns working again by (as beachboy2 quotes from, second suggestion) doing:

Quote:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure resolvconf
after puting the nameserver(s) in /etc/resolv.conf

but then /etc/resolv.conf did exist even if it told me not to change it. Subsequently I have repeated the process and it has worked, even after rebooting. The frequency of repeating this process has lessened but not gone away.

Fred.
 
  


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