Problem with slow internet connection that's ok in windows?
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Problem with slow internet connection that's ok in windows?
I have a problem with very slow browser reaction.
Click a link and it takes for ever to go to that page let alone load the page. Its the same problem with Konqueror, Mozilla 1.7.1, Firefox 0.9.1.
I'm using Mandrake 10 which appart from this very slow annoying problem has been superb.
I also have the same problem on my laptop with the same distro/browsers
I tried a test with both my PC & Laptop plugged into my netgear ADSL/Router. I booted into WinXP on the PC and MDK 10 on the laptop put the same ULR into both and winxp instantly loaded the page while MDK10 on the laptop took for ever. I then booted the other way around... same result. This is obviously a Linux problem not ISP or browser based.
I'm still a bit of a can anyone shed any light on this?
If I can sort this out I'm pretty much on my way to dumping xp 'cause everything else is mega with this distro!
i had the exact same problem as you are having with mandrake 10, only it was doing this over my wireless connection. the way i managed to fix it was just downing my network card then bringing it back up again and getting a new ip and it was fixed.
Are you using wireless or wired?
And are you using dhcp, answer these two and ill tell you what i did if you are using dhcp
I too was having problems with Mandrake 10 and resolving URLs. I tinkered with everything I could think of, changed nameservers and all that good stuff. Finally, somebody found a thread that fixed it. Rather than point to the thread, I'll just give you the quick fix. It is this...
Edit /etc/modprobe.conf and add the following:
alias net-pf-10 ipv4
install ipv4 /bin/true
Remove any other aliases that deal with net-pf-10 or ipv. I had none in there already, so all I had to do was add the lines.
Save it, reboot, and like magic everything will be better....hopefully....
ifconfig just gives you info about your network adapters and allows you to set some things for it
>ifconfig eth0 down <<<<<<this stops your network card
>ifconfig eth0 up <<<<<<<<<this starts it again
>dhclient eth0 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<this tells your card to ask your dhcp server for a ip address re issue, sort of like an ip address reboot
and if that doesnt work for dhcp, but it should, try this
This is all i had to do to fix my issue, which is really strange because when i rebooted it still had the issue and....well what that command is doing is done when you restart your pc so i dunno but try it and see how you go.
I really have no need to use WinXP any more now! I've got nVidia drivers installer ok Unreal Tournament 2004 runs like a dream! (Rock n roll!!!) Most of my software I've compiled and installed from source and it all works very well.
Hats off to Mandrake too for creating a really good distro. The M$ killing distros are fast approaching.
hehe damn straight it does, thanks to all the other users who helped as well
it feels weird not having windows, but its all good
and as soon as i saw the bouncing cows and flying toasters screensavers in xscreensaver.....that was it, there was no going back...how can i go back to an OS that doesnt have bouncing cows and flying toasters after i have had one that does???
Originally posted by Stevetgn Fecking 'el jeffreybluml,
I don't know what you got me to do and what it does but Christ its fast now.
Cheers mate, if u r ever in Leeds UK I.O.U a beer!
Ditto for Plainfield, IN
(a bit closer to your neck of the woods, Jeffrey.)
Now, there's only a few stumbling blocks for me to dump xp on the work laptop totally:
1 getting wine to run the POS helpdesk program that we use
Probably not possible (it works, up until it's time to open a database.)
2 getting wine to run internet exploder
Somebody has done this before. I initially nicked the unix flavors of IE 5 off of internet mirrors, but it wouldn't install on Suse Linux 9.0. Found a wine install set for internet exploder, tried that once, and it didn't work.
3 webjetadmin keeps prompting me for java plugin in mozilla 1.7, even after it's been installed, however; now Mozilla doesn't run at all.
4 usb hardware (keyboard, mouse) doesn't get detected as ROOT. No mouse cursor at all.
Oh, other pertinent info, in case you're interested...
Dell Latitude C840 series built in wireless NIC.
P4 2.4 GHz, DVD/CDRW high speed combo drive, 1 GB RAM, 40 GB hard drive, 20 allocated to xp, 20 allocated to Suse 9.0 linux.
Interestingly enough, Mozilla is still slow, but Konquerer is fast... But not sure if that's the reality of the situation or not, as the Mozilla I had to delete my default profile and create a new one.