[SOLVED] Slack64 -current, KDE4, and intermittent DNS outages
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Slack64 -current, KDE4, and intermittent DNS outages
I'm a veteran slacker who just decided to make the jump to Slack64 and now I am experiencing intermittent DNS outages. The weird part is that the outages don't appear until after I'm in KDE. What I mean is: I boot to a prompt, log in, and I can ping anything and everything with no trouble, but once I start KDE, then the fun starts. It works, then it doesn't, then it works, then it doesn't.
I'm thinking it's an issue with KDE, but since this is my first foray into KDE4 I'm having some difficulty troubleshooting (finding the various config panels, etc.)
- the machine is connected to a standard Linksys router by ethernet cable
- I know the hardware works (it was fine yesterday with an aging install of Slack 12.1)
- I know my internet connection is working (I have no connection issues from every other machine in the house)
I can provide other details as needed. Any help is appreciated.
it could be in the hardware some where I have 2 ether net cards that over heat after a large download and quit working
so I added a fan to the tower blowing fresh air right on them no problems ever sense
Well, I disabled the IPv6 kernel module and I turned off DNS Prefetch in Firefox, but it's still happening. It'll work great for a while and then every page I try to load will time-out.
At one point last night, I was pinging yahoo successfully at the same time that FF was timing-out every page I tried to load, including yahoo.com. But other times, I wasn't able to connect to any page with FF or ping the world. And at other times, everything worked perfectly.
To reiterate, I know my home network is in working order (my other machines have no trouble) and I know my hardware is solid (it worked perfectly just before the jump Slack64). I agree it sounds like it could be an overheating issue, but I really doubt it, even under heavy load, the temp inside the case doesn't get above 47degC.
I realized last night that I was trying to use my FF user profile from my FF 3.0 install (I maintain my /home between upgrades and fresh installs). Perhaps that the issue. I think my next step will be to load up FF with a clean profile (no extensions or anything) and see what happens.
I'm also going to compile my own kernel. This is something I would do anyway, so we'll see if it helps.
I'm open to any other suggestions. Also, since I am new to KDE4, can someone tell me if KDE4 has any advanced network controls/features built in, and if so, where would I find the config files (or tools). The basic network config options in the main system config don't have much to them.
It doesn't seem to be a widespread issue. It may have something todo with a specific hardware.
I've been experiencing, at a lesser level, the same problem. I have a Gigabyte DS4H board, Phenom 9550 and 4Gig memory running Slackware64 current.
I use xfce4 exclusively, so i don't think the issue is in KDE.