I'm basically an extreme Linux novice and a Slack noob. I installed it last night. (It wasn't hard at all.
) I've been able to get most things working on my own with the help of the gazillion guides out there. (Shilo's
in particular.) But I noticed a strange problem with Firefox off the bat: I couldn't get web pages to load! All the other browsers seemed to work okay as did Slapt-get, but when I loaded Firefox, I simply got an error.
I spent hours trying different things with netconfig and the like. I wasn't sure if it was a problem with the NIC card or what.
After, searching through several topics on the subject that inevitably lead to dead-ends, I found a fix on an old Ubuntu guide. It told me to edit these lines in the config:
network.dns.disableIPv6 -> true
network.http.pipelining -> true
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests -> 8
network.http.proxy.pipelining -> true
And sure enough, it seemed to solve the problem. The only problem is I have to do the same thing for each user. I think this seemed a bit excessive and not really a "true fix."
So my question is, is there some other Slack config I can edit that will have the same result universally?