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igsen 04-05-2009 01:38 AM

Need to restart Xubuntu before successful connection to internet.
 
Another newbie question.
Sometimes, when I open my pc from cold boot, I cannot access the web. Under firefox >> File menu the "work offline" sub menu is checked.
I can only make a connection after restarting.
Is there a way to fix this?

Mr-Bisquit 04-05-2009 03:32 AM

Click on the option to disable Work Offline.
Go to a tty ctrl+alt+f# and login as root. Type ifconfig to see if you are receiving a connection. If not, type ifconfig -a and then ifup NIC# up.
You should be online.
Also, have you tried any GUI with sudo to enable or renable a connection?

Other tools for testing are ping, nmap, traceroute, whois.

igsen 04-05-2009 04:26 AM

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Click on the option to disable Work Offline.
I tried this one but it did not work.

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Go to a tty ctrl+alt+f# and login as root. Type ifconfig to see if you are receiving a connection. If not, type ifconfig -a and then ifup NIC# up.
I'll try this one out if faced with the same situation.

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Also, have you tried any GUI with sudo to enable or renable a connection?
What tools do I have on my Xubuntu 8.10?

repo 04-05-2009 04:29 AM

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What tools do I have on my Xubuntu 8.10?
Try to install wicd
It will manage your connections.

Mr-Bisquit 04-05-2009 05:24 AM

Open Firefox.
Type about:config in the browser bar.
Type browser.offline in the search bar located below the browser.
Left mouse button double click to change the value.
True is on, False is off.

igsen 04-05-2009 06:37 AM

In an attempt to install wicd I was pointed to network manager which my package have.
I tried to search via appfinder and I ended up on network configuration.Right clicking and clicking on more info I ended up on this:
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ian@ian-desktop:~$ nm-connection-editor

(nm-connection-editor:5771): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_hash_table_foreach: assertion `hash_table != NULL' failed
** Message: nm_connection_list_new: failed to load VPN plugins: Couldn't read VPN .name files directory /etc/NetworkManager/VPN.

** (nm-connection-editor:5771): WARNING **: No connections defined
What does this mean?

repo 04-05-2009 06:42 AM

networkmanager is buggy
take a look at
http://wicd.sourceforge.net/download.php

igsen 04-05-2009 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by repo (Post 3498923)
Try to install wicd
It will manage your connections.

I was finally able to have knetwork manager notification applet shown on my desktop. I believe this is what you are referring to as gui. I used my synaptic to do this.

igsen 04-05-2009 06:58 AM

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Originally Posted by repo (Post 3499004)
networkmanager is buggy
take a look at
http://wicd.sourceforge.net/download.php

I will take note of this one.
Let me have time to test my gui first.
I will have to do this one step at a time I guess.
You see, my "romance" with linux is only about weeks old and I have do deal with tons of info. Thanks!This will not be the last of my newbie questions.
I'll get back here as soon as I encounter problems.


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