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Old 09-19-2010, 08:43 AM   #1
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Problem connecting to Internet


My computer had preinstalled Web Content Control which blocked pages like youtub. After i uninstalled the program, firefox can't connect to any page... please somebody help. It's not a problem with the network. The rest computers on my network have internet access. thanx in advance...
 
Old 09-19-2010, 08:56 AM   #2
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Any error messages ?
Did you disabled the proxy setting in firefox?


Kind regards
 
Old 09-19-2010, 09:03 AM   #3
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

You haven't provided enough information so I suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem.


Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 09-19-2010, 09:08 AM   #4
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Nice to join LQ!

The message i get is: "The proxy server is refusing connections"
The computer is connected to the network. i can see, for example,
the files in a computer in the network but i don't have internet access
 
Old 09-19-2010, 09:15 AM   #5
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Quote:
The message i get is: "The proxy server is refusing connections"
Disable the proxy in your browser
for firefox
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edit=>preferences=>network=>settings=>no proxy
Kind regards

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Old 09-19-2010, 09:20 AM   #6
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Late reply removed lol
 
Old 09-19-2010, 09:23 AM   #7
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The message i get is: "The proxy server is refusing connections"
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My computer had preinstalled Web Content Control which blocked pages like youtub. After i uninstalled the program,
Kind regards
 
Old 09-19-2010, 09:28 AM   #8
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That's what i tried to do but the settings window that pops
is grey and i can't check anything...
 
Old 09-19-2010, 09:34 AM   #9
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Try to create a new profile.
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing+profiles
Which version of firefox are you using?
Which distribution?
Can you connect using another browser?

Kind regards

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Old 09-19-2010, 09:55 AM   #10
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If that doesn't work:
In the address bar type
Code:
about:config
then type
Code:
network.proxy.type
set the value to 0

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Old 09-19-2010, 10:48 AM   #11
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I did that too. The problem is that it is locked
from the web content control. I have unistalled it from my computer
but the settings are still there. I need a way to act as an administrator
to change these settings. Any ideas??

Thanx again for the interest..
 
Old 09-19-2010, 10:52 AM   #12
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Did you created new profile?
You could also delete the .mozilla directory in your home directory
close firefox
open a terminal and type
Code:
rm -R /home/user/.mozilla
restart firefox
 
Old 09-19-2010, 11:01 AM   #13
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"Permission denied" this is what i get in the terminal
You see this is why i need to log in as administrator, or something like this.
 
Old 09-19-2010, 11:36 AM   #14
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You hav,nt said what dsistro you are using...anyway in a terminal type su then your root password to end up with a # then proceed.

ps if its Ubuntu stick a sudo in front of the commands,leave a space then the command.
 
  


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