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Old 01-15-2004, 09:42 AM   #1
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Unhappy Mozilla / Any Internet Browser

First with the basics:

Computer: P4 1.8Ghz Dell Inspiron 8200 Laptop
Memory: 640Mb DDR
Video: nVidia GeForce 4 440 Go 64mb 8xAGP
eth0: 3com brand integrated. 10/100
Operating System: Fedora Core 1
yadda yadda and so forth.

I've had this issue before and never was resolved with earlier versions of Red Hat.


I've been using Fedora for about two to three days now on this particular laptop, and i've not done much else except include the proxy here at school and everything works like a charm up until today. Mozilla, Konqueror, and the other generic internet browsers can still browse websites and do all it's functionalities minus download. When I click to download an RPM or some file, even from mirror sites, it will simply not download anything. Just sit there and say Done in the status bar. Once It actually started to view the file sh code in the browser and downloaded it through viewing, and in attempt to save the file, it had a file integrity check error. Perhaps because it was saved out of viewing from the browser. I right click on files and click save target as, but still yet, the browser does nothing. I have rebooted twice, and the same problem still occurs. Why?
Old 01-15-2004, 09:46 AM   #2
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If anyone knows a solution to this, i'd greatly appreciate it.

*Trying to download Quake 3 Linux patches and mp3 plugins*
Old 01-15-2004, 10:03 AM   #3
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Only time I've had a problem like that was when I tried saving the downloaded files to a directory where I did not have write privileges.

Where are you trying to download files to?
And do you have this problem when running as root?
Old 01-15-2004, 10:05 AM   #4
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Have been running as root.
Old 01-15-2004, 10:16 AM   #5
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That may be part of your problem. Some distros block certain web functionality when root since it's generally considered an unwise choice to run as root. Try as a normal user just to see.
Old 01-15-2004, 02:11 PM   #6
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if you know the exact location of the file, you can grab it via cli using the "wget" command

wget http://address of the file
wget ftp://address of file.

as far as a browser, I perfer Firebird, and havent had any problems with Firebird on redhat or slackware. I havent tried the new rh thou... i use 9.0.
Old 01-15-2004, 02:24 PM   #7
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=> `xmms-mp3-1.2.8-3.p.i386.rpm'
Resolving done.
Connecting to[]:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Not Allowed
Location: [following]
=> `needproxy.html'
Connecting to connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 782 [text/html]

100%[====================================>] 782 763.67K/s ETA 00:00

15:02:39 (763.67 KB/s) - `needproxy.html' saved [782/782]

For instance, trying to get a mp3 plugin for xmms.
Old 01-15-2004, 02:44 PM   #8
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have you looked at that needproxy.html file that got saved? Maybe it tells you something about what's going on.
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Since it is at school, maybe the admins have donw something to block or mess up the downloads....?
Old 01-15-2004, 05:08 PM   #10
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FWIW, you never want to do anything but critical administration work as root. Most of the stability and security bonuses that come with useing linux are thrown out the window if you use root regularly.


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