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Old 03-30-2011, 05:02 AM   #1
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Ubuntu-firefox-can't connect

I installed Ubuntu onto my laptop as a dual boot with Windows 7, everything went fine, I installed some software, connected to the net ect. Except now firefox can't load any web pages.

The situation is:
-pinging websites works, so internet is connected
-When it first stopped working it appeared to be updating so I think I am running the latest version
-I have tried all the different proxy settings on firefox to no avail
-It never actually says it can't connect, for example on one page it did manage to load the page title above the menu bar.

Any help appreciated.
Old 03-30-2011, 05:39 AM   #2
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-pinging websites works, so internet is connected
Are you pinging on ip or on name?
Try to disable ipv6 in firefox

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Old 03-30-2011, 07:26 AM   #3
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Hi repo, coming to my aid once again...
I am now browsing through firefox on Ubuntu. I restarted the router which seems like the logical thing to try almost first up, but I didn't think of it as every time I booted into windows to surf the net to fix the issue it worked fine so I didn't think the problem was with the router. When Ubuntu connected to my wireless connection it gave me the message:

Your current network has a .local domain, which is not recommended and incompatible with the Avahi network service discovery. The service has been disabled.
I think it unlikely, but perhaps that had something to do with it not working before? Anyhow it doesn't matter now its all fixed, just theorising.



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