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Old 07-14-2004, 01:55 PM   #1
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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!

Thanks in advance

Steve
 
Old 07-14-2004, 02:05 PM   #2
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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
 
Old 07-14-2004, 02:12 PM   #3
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I'm using wired & I think I'm using dhcp (How do I tell?)

Thanks for your reply

Steve
 
Old 07-14-2004, 02:17 PM   #4
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oh just try this

goto a console

type

>su
(then type your password, this will give you root privlidge)

then type

>ifconfig

it will bring back a bunch of info about your network stuff and it will list your network card, it will be eth0, or eth1....something like that.

post the results to that

as for dhcp..did you set your own IP address for the network card or did it do it auto? if you didnt do it then your using dhcp
 
Old 07-14-2004, 02:38 PM   #5
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No I didn't setup an IP address it did it for me. I'll have to boot back into Linux to get you the rest of the info. I'm watching for your replies in XP its just so slow at the mo in MDK.

Thanks again and I'll post the rest in a few mo's

Steve
 
Old 07-14-2004, 02:49 PM   #6
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Back in good ol Linux!

ifconfig gave me this:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:E0:18:A1:2E:FE
inet addr:192.168.0.3 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::2e0:18ff:fea1:2efe/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:906 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:747 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:272403 (266.0 Kb) TX bytes:102593 (100.1 Kb)
Interrupt:10

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:187 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:187 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:13928 (13.6 Kb) TX bytes:13928 (13.6 Kb)


What is ifconfig?

Cheers again I really appreiciate this

Steve
 
Old 07-14-2004, 02:52 PM   #7
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This may be of help...

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....

Let us know if this fixed it...

Good luck!
 
Old 07-14-2004, 02:54 PM   #8
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ifconfig just gives you info about your network adapters and allows you to set some things for it


now

as root

>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


>dhcpcd eth0


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.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 02:56 PM   #9
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hehe or you can try what jeffrey posted, either way i hope you get it going, im using mandrake 10 as a newbie as well and its pretty sweet.


i have seen a few threads around posting about this, and when i was hit with it a few nights ago i was but it went away so i was all happy again

Last edited by stuart; 07-14-2004 at 03:03 PM.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 03:12 PM   #10
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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!

thx again

Steve
 
Old 07-14-2004, 03:20 PM   #11
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i also did what you posted, my net is uber fast now also...thanks for the tip!!
 
Old 07-14-2004, 03:34 PM   #12
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Linux Question rules!!!

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.

Using Linux makes using a PC fun again

Thx all

Steve
 
Old 07-14-2004, 04:06 PM   #13
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Doesn't it just put a big fat smile on your face the moment you realize that you no longer need windows!?!?

I know it did for me! The next step is convincing others to take the leap...

Glad the fix worked for you. In all fairness, lets give thanks to:

robby737 - for finding, and pointing me to, the thread that finallly got this fixed

and

javierm - for being the person in said thread to give us the answer

but most of all, lets give thanks to LQ for just being here!!

Good luck to you all!
 
Old 07-14-2004, 04:43 PM   #14
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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???

hehe
 
Old 07-14-2004, 05:00 PM   #15
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Quote:
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!

thx again

Steve
Ditto for Plainfield, IN

(a bit closer to your neck of the woods, Jeffrey.)

Thanks again.

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.
 
  


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