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Old 12-20-2009, 11:43 AM   #1
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Firefox doesn't browse after connecting to the internet


i installed ubuntu 9.10 NR on my laptop, i connect to the internet ( wireless connection), but when i start my browser, it says no server found... like i'm not cennected...
 
Old 12-20-2009, 12:35 PM   #2
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i installed ubuntu 9.10 NR on my laptop, i connect to the internet ( wireless connection), but when i start my browser, it says no server found... like i'm not cennected...
What is the exact error message for "no server found"? Is name resolution working; what happens if your try this at a command prompt
Code:
ping linuxquestions.org
ping 75.126.162.205
 
Old 12-20-2009, 01:16 PM   #3
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You might also want to check to see if you have a local DNS server running:
Code:
$ ps -e | grep -i dns
 1629 ?        00:00:00 dnsmasq
If - for some reason - you don't, try rebooting. Your local DNS server should be automatically started during the boot process.
 
Old 12-20-2009, 01:18 PM   #4
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the server error is no server found, check tiping www... etc.
i tried ping 75.126.162.205 it says destination host unreachable...
i have no clue???

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Old 12-20-2009, 01:24 PM   #5
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zhe ping test with my router is ok, except the lunxquestion.org, it says incorecct adress...
It would help if you were more specific, ideally copy-and-pasting the command prompt text into this thread. It's easier to read if you put it in code tags (that's a link to instructions or you may prefer to use "Advanced Edit" mode which has a # button for code tags).

The output from the route command might help, too.
 
Old 12-20-2009, 01:44 PM   #6
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Are you sure you're connected to the Internet from your Linux system? What does the output of the ifconfig or nm-tool look like?
Code:
$ ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1E:68:46:73:A0                   
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1                      
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0              
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0            
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000                                    
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)                          
          Interrupt:27 Base address:0x6000                                

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host     
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0                            
          RX bytes:1928 (1.8 KiB)  TX bytes:1928 (1.8 KiB)     

virbr0    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 7E:F7:44:0A:9B:E2  
          inet addr:192.168.122.1  Bcast:192.168.122.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:31 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:4930 (4.8 KiB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1F:3A:A3:53:5F
          inet addr:192.168.0.2  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::21f:3aff:fea3:535f/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:45320 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:52325 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:24164288 (23.0 MiB)  TX bytes:14163033 (13.5 MiB)

wmaster0  Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-1F-3A-A3-53-5F-80-2E-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
          UP RUNNING  MTU:0  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Note: I highlighted the local and virtual machine addresses in red, and the Internet connection in green, in the above output. If you only see local addresses in your ifconfig output, you have no Internet connection.
 
Old 12-20-2009, 02:25 PM   #7
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i am connected but i can't acces the internet... the browser can't find the server...

Last edited by reisss; 12-20-2009 at 03:02 PM.
 
Old 12-20-2009, 03:14 PM   #8
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i am connected but i can't acces the internet..
What exactly are you connected to?

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Old 12-20-2009, 03:19 PM   #9
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i am connected but i can't acces the internet... the browser can't find the server...
We could help you better if you answered our requests for information.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 09:55 AM   #10
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i am connected but i can't acces the internet... the browser can't find the server...
Please offer proof that the above statement is correct. Without any proof, why should the statement, alone, suffice?

By "proof" I mean something like my prior post, or, at least, a statement that you ran the ifconfig command and saw a valid IP address for an active connection. (If you did that, what IP address did you see?)

Note, please, that the light on your computer that turns on when the wireless modem is on does not tell you that you're connected. It's only there to tell you that the modem is powered on and, in some cases, aware of an access point.

Note also that your ability to connect from a Windows system does not prove anything about a connection from a Linux system, except that there is no obvious hardware problem preventing a connection to the Internet.

Additionally, note that terse, one sentence, posts are seldom viewed as informative or responsive.
 
  


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