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Old 06-23-2002, 10:51 AM   #1
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Odd Surfing Problems


I have a Lucent LT 56k modem and I downloaded the driver files and installed without any problems. As far as I know, all my networking config files are setup correctly.

The problem is, as Root, I can get online and browse the web fine. As Normal user, most of the time, I can't surf the net using a web browser but I can ping IP addresses. Sometimes I can surf the web as normal user but most of the time it display the Unkown Host error in the browser window.

I'm using Slackware 8.0, kernel 2.4.18

Does anybody have any suggestions/ideas on this?

Thnx.
 
Old 06-23-2002, 12:36 PM   #2
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Cool

try changing the permissions.

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Old 06-23-2002, 09:38 PM   #3
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Thnx...I'll give that a try. Any other ideas?
 
Old 06-23-2002, 09:42 PM   #4
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It can't be a permissions problem if the regular users can't browse sites and only get a Unknown Host error. The only time it would be a permissions problem would be if the program can't launch and gives a permission denied.

I would say it is a problem with DNS entries. You maybe could try to manually put in your ISP DNS entries in your /etc/resolv.conf file... Not totally for sure as I haven't messed with dialup in Linux in forever.
 
Old 06-23-2002, 09:56 PM   #5
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I have made sure the correct info is in the /etc/resolv.conf file. It's kinda odd that i can Ping IP numbers without any problems. It's just that I can't surf using browsers.
 
Old 06-24-2002, 09:00 PM   #6
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try surfing using the ip numbers instead,

for example, type:

ping www.linuxtoday.com

and see the ip number,and use this in your browser.

also try other browser as "lynx", wich is included in slackware.

If you can surf as root but cannot as user i think <ry_Den> is correct and this is related with permissions in some file. Check if you have some hidden directory as ~/.mozilla or ~/.netscape in your home directory. If you dont have check the documentation of the browser.

I have this problem before but i cannot remember how was solved, but i hope this help. ^_^
 
Old 06-24-2002, 09:37 PM   #7
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Thnx for all the help. I don't quite know what happen, but I created a new regular user account and low & behold, it can surf without a glitch. I created my first regular user account before I setup the internet connection, so maybe that had something blocking the first account from reading the /etc/resolv.conf file.

Anyway i'm surfing as a normal user!
 
  


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