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Old 05-16-2006, 10:51 AM   #1
hotcut23
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Frequent timeouts with Firefox


Here's a tough one. I just reinstalled Fedora Core 5 and am using a cleanly installed machine. The install went okay, I had a problem with Grub which I was able to solve using hte forums. You guys are great.

My new problem is that Firefox almost always will timeout when I'm trying to browse to a website. Doesn't always timeout, and I'm not able to regularly repeat the error with any noticeable pattern.

I tried removing firefox and then rebooting, reinstalling and rebooting before running firefox again. This did not correct the problem. I have the same problem when I use a diffrent browser, I tried Links and Mozilla.

I don't know what to do or where to look. I hope someone can help.

Thanks.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 11:01 AM   #2
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IF you are having the same problems on different browsers it may be a DNS issue with your ISP. Try flushing your DNS cache,#flush dns cache in a terminal should do the job. If not you may want to try setting up a caching server.

If its just Firefox try creating a new profile, uninstalling/reinstalling leaves the old profile.

On Linux or Mac, start Firefox with the the -profilemanager switch, e.g. ./firefox -profilemanager (this assumes that you're in the firefox directory).

You could also try turning off IPv6.
On your system:
# Turn off IPV6 #
# In /etc/sysconfig/network
echo "NETWORKING_IPV6=no" >> /mnt/sysimage/etc/sysconfig/network
# In /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
echo "IPV6INIT=no" >>
/mnt/sysimage/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
echo "IPV6INIT=no" >>
/mnt/sysimage/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1
# And because the above doesn't work because of a bug, we force it in
# /etc/modprobe.conf as well.
echo "alias net-pf-10 off" >> /mnt/sysimage/etc/modprobe.conf

And in Firefox by typing about:config in the address barand looking for
network.dns.disableIPv6 and toggle it to true
 
Old 05-16-2006, 11:32 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hotcut23
I tried removing firefox and then rebooting, reinstalling and rebooting before running firefox again. This did not correct the problem. I have the same problem when I use a diffrent browser, I tried Links and Mozilla.
Sounds like it's a general network issue. How did you set up your Internet connection? Are you using DHCP or static IP address?

craigevil... the name looks familiar...
 
  


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