thanks for replying..
ya at first [although im still newbie to linux] i went mad downloading burning and installing a variety of distros.. figured out i hate KDE [too much eye candy it seems, mainly], and iv come to like ubuntu the most.
just couple days ago i put on slack because the new 5.1 ubuntu doesnt let me run xmms [gives unsolved errors]
i think its actually a problem with [something] though.. not a matter of just letting the page load. the page loads fine in windows, the main LQ page loads ok.. i think the user cp page loads also.. but many others, any thread viewing page or forum viewing page from LQ wont work.. these are the only sites that i tried, along with yahoo.com but that wouldnt load at all.
again, i said i can ping these sites perfectly and quickly.. i just confused
any more ideas?
edit: ill reboot in afew and try actually pressing the 'reload' button.. i think i refreshed with the quick key, but didnt actually press the button.. i dunno if thatll work though.. but ill try