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Old 01-22-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
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broadband very slow on newly installed Linux


Hi all, just installed Linux (Ubuntu 10.10-net book-i386) on an acer 5310 laptop, everything is working great except for the internet. Google home page takes over a minute to load on Firefox, the actual search results takes only a second but then it takes 2 or 3 minutes to load any site i click on. I have broadband, only 1mb, but it worked perfect on the previous OS, also using Firefox.
Any suggestions would be appreciated as i am very happy with Linux. Thanks.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 11:46 AM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

First thing would be to check DNS by looking at '/etc/resolv.conf'. Post it!
 
Old 01-22-2011, 01:18 PM   #3
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Get a websites ip address and see if you can access it. If it loads at normal speeds then it will be a dns problem. /etc/resolv.conf prolly needs to be updated with correct nameservers. How do you connect to your internet. DHCP?
 
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Try to disable ipv6 in firefox
http://thedaneshproject.com/posts/di...-in-firefox-3/

Kind regards
 
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:56 PM   #5
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Hi all, just installed Linux (Ubuntu 10.10-net book-i386) on an acer 5310 laptop, everything is working great except for the internet. Google home page takes over a minute to load on Firefox, the actual search results takes only a second but then it takes 2 or 3 minutes to load any site i click on. I have broadband, only 1mb, but it worked perfect on the previous OS, also using Firefox.
Any suggestions would be appreciated as i am very happy with Linux. Thanks.
hello,
UBUNTU is a fat distro with gnome. Try to use a distro with lxde or fluxbox as windowsmanager (Ubuntu with lxde?).
Personally I like TinyCoreLinux with "Links" as webbrowser (for hardcore..) or "opera" (NOT firefox.. toooo slow and toooo fat for my poor man pc spec).
antiX is good.
I did not try debian but it seems to be configurable with low ram using programs (not so much time for trying everything available).
I had a look into your laptop specs.. much better than mine. So, you have the freedom to choose the slimest and fastest applications by trying different linux extensions. Take time. Good luck.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 09:55 PM   #6
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Try to use a distro with lxde or fluxbox as windowsmanager (Ubuntu with lxde?).
Personally I like TinyCoreLinux with "Links" as webbrowser (for hardcore..) or "opera" (NOT firefox.. toooo slow and toooo fat for my poor man pc spec).
You don't have to get a new distribution to try a different, lighter window manager.

Use the Ubuntu Software Center (which I try to avoid) or Synaptic or apt-get to install a light-weight window manager such as LXDE or Fluxbox (my personal favorite), then log out of Gnome and log back in with the new window manager.

floppy_stuttgart, long-time Opera fan here. Been using it since v. 3.x.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 01:05 AM   #7
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How would changing the windowmanager solve the problem from a slow connection?
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Hi all, just installed Linux (Ubuntu 10.10-net book-i386) on an acer 5310 laptop, everything is working great except for the internet.
Kind regards
 
Old 01-23-2011, 06:26 AM   #8
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,..everything is working great except for the internet...
If it is only the internet connection, and everything else works at reasonable speeds, then check DNS and ipv6 as mentioned above. There is a possibility that if it is a wireless connection to your router, something may be wrong with wireless, but that is probably less likely and slightly more complex, so check the other two first.

You could post the output of, eg,

dig www.google.com

so we can see how well (or not) DNS lookup is working.
 
Old 01-25-2011, 04:11 PM   #9
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Thanks all

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Thanks to all of you for your replies to my problem. I'm afraid i am not too technical minded with these things, but luckily repos suggestion to disable ipv6 in Firefox has done wonders, every page loads up in seconds, so once again thank you repo and all of you for your time and help with this. Another problem has appeared two days ago, the on screen pointer, which i control with the touch pad, hops out of the top and left hand task bars, when i go to click on the tabs such as files and folders etc, or even to turn of the comp the pointer seems to hop back into the middle of the screen, where it moves around fine, very frustrating, i will search the forums for a similar query but any replies here would be grateful. Thanks again
 
Old 01-25-2011, 06:45 PM   #10
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Hi,

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Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Thanks to all of you for your replies to my problem. I'm afraid i am not too technical minded with these things, but luckily repos suggestion to disable ipv6 in Firefox has done wonders, every page loads up in seconds, so once again thank you repo and all of you for your time and help with this. Another problem has appeared two days ago, the on screen pointer, which i control with the touch pad, hops out of the top and left hand task bars, when i go to click on the tabs such as files and folders etc, or even to turn of the comp the pointer seems to hop back into the middle of the screen, where it moves around fine, very frustrating, i will search the forums for a similar query but any replies here would be grateful. Thanks again
Glad to see your good to go.

For other problems I suggest that you start a new Thread.

I also suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem/query.



 
  


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