Ok. I am a complete noob in Linux. I know how to get away with some things but overall I dont know much. I installed linux on my computer yesterday and got the ethernet card working after a small error. Then I configured mozilla to connect to the internet through a proxy running on a windows 98SE computer. Everything appeared to be working fine, But when I set my homepage to be www.google.com
things started to happen. Google loads fine but when I try to goto a different web page it just loads google again but everything is kinda screwy. After I set my homepage to something else it was fine. Then more error started to occur. When clicking links on webpages they would take me to a page that said blah blah blah is not here. After clicking that same link 3-4 more time it would finaly go.
Also I have another problem when booting up. The boot screen stops for about 2 minutes when starting Sendmail and Sm_client. overall it take about 3-4 minutes to boot which realy pisses me off. How do I fix both of these problems I want to be able to use google without problems and boot atleast under a minute.