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Old 11-11-2009, 06:28 PM   #16
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I cannot modify etc/hosts it is a "read only" file unless I save it using a different name.
etc/modprobe.d/aliases there is not such file called aliases.. this is all I have:



/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-firewire.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-modem.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/libpisock9.conf
 
Old 11-12-2009, 04:56 AM   #17
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I cannot modify etc/hosts it is a "read only" file unless I save it using a different name.
You are doing this as root, right?
 
Old 11-12-2009, 05:42 AM   #18
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You are doing this as root, right?
One way "to do this as root" is gtksu gedit /etc/hosts
When asked, enter your password, and press return.
Edit the file, then save it.

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there is not such file called aliases
... things have changed in 9.10, and I am still on 8.04.

This is supposed to turn off ipv6, even if the aliases file is not used:

Code:
gtksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/bad_list
enter the following
Code:
alias net-pf-10 off
Press Return.
Save the file.
Reboot.
 
Old 11-14-2009, 04:48 PM   #19
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My laptop was running very slowly for ages - constantly using the disk whenever i did anything. It turned out that my root partition had LOADS of errors on it. Is this what could be happening to yours do you think, or is it only when you use firefox?

Regards

James

PS. ended up reinstalling
 
Old 11-16-2009, 03:03 PM   #20
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Tredegar, I did everything as you told me and it keeps doing the same, I guess I will take jamwaffles advice and if it does not work like I expect I will give up.
Thanks for your help.
 
  


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