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Old 10-25-2003, 11:32 PM   #1
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Problems with Linux Browser opening Website


I thought I had solved the problem of opening up my browser with Konquerer and the problem has re-appeared. The browser was working great when I reinstalled Mandrake 9.2, but when I rebooted the computer the next day, the browser just stalls at 25%-35%. It never open up or a I get a white blank page.

It can't be the modem because it works fine with Windows XP and Windows 98. (I have a tripple boot system.)

I am lost and confused as to what to do.

Could there be a cross linked problem with my other operating systems interferring with it?

It's really strange!

I'd hate to reinstall everything all over again.

I have an older pentium II system, with 256 RAM, 397 MHZ processor.

Any advice as to what I should do?

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Old 10-25-2003, 11:46 PM   #2
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It might be a networking problem.

Do you get any error indications when you connect to your ISP ?

Are you able to ping your ISP's website ?

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Old 10-26-2003, 01:00 AM   #3
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No that's not the problem because I tried connecting with eartlink and 650dialup and the same results.

Any chance when I reinstalled it, it may have gotten crossed linked with the old installation, I don't know what else could do this. Everything else works just fine.

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It might be a networking problem.

Do you get any error indications when you connect to your ISP ?

Are you able to ping your ISP's website ?

Tim
 
Old 10-26-2003, 01:02 AM   #4
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What do you mean by ping?

Oh I forgot to mention, what do you mean by ping? How do you do this?

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It might be a networking problem.

Do you get any error indications when you connect to your ISP ?

Are you able to ping your ISP's website ?

Tim
 
Old 10-26-2003, 02:31 AM   #5
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Now my Konqueror browser works like DSL

I haven't done a thing and now my browser now opens up pages like DSL. I'm afraid to disconnect tonight. I don't know what to say, as to why it wouldn't open up a page yesterday.

It is late now, as in 2:29 am in the morning.

Will keep you guys posted as to the condition.

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Oh I forgot to mention, what do you mean by ping? How do you do this?

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Old 10-26-2003, 07:39 AM   #6
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ping is a command that sends a special type of packet to a networked host. All hosts are supposed to echo back these packets. It is used to test that basic network connectivity exists between the two hosts. On Linux you can get more information with the command :

$ man ping

The command is also available on Windows from a DOS window.

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Old 10-26-2003, 10:11 AM   #7
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So I would type the characters $ man ping in the xterm to check the ping out?

I am running Mandrake on-line as we type.

No far no problem.

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ping is a command that sends a special type of packet to a networked host. All hosts are supposed to echo back these packets. It is used to test that basic network connectivity exists between the two hosts. On Linux you can get more information with the command :

$ man ping

The command is also available on Windows from a DOS window.

Tim
 
Old 10-26-2003, 10:42 AM   #8
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You don't type the $. That was just to represent the usual command prompt to show where the command begins.

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Old 10-28-2003, 07:50 PM   #9
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Re: Problems with Linux Browser opening Website

Hey guys an update on my problem I was having with my second computer being unable to open-up my browser and connect to the internet.

Here's what was happening:

I could log onto the internet using my kppp dialing properties, however, sometimes the browser wouldn't open a web-page. It was very inconsistent. Sometimes it would work and sometimes it wouldn't, and at times it would stall and hang-up at 25% loaded.

Since I have a triple boot system, with windows98, windowsXP, and now mandrake 9.2, I suspected that somehow the operating systems were cross linking with each other and hanging up my konqueror browser.

After spending several hours & days trouble shooting, & reloading a few times, a tech suggested that it sounded like might be my modem was having problems communicating with the browser.

Huhh, I said? he said that each modem is different and eventhough it may dial-up, it may not connect & communicate with the browser, because it may not have the proper drivers built into it.

I had a ZOOM external modem installed on my 2nd computer, and I returned the ZOOM Modem for a Best Data brand Modem, model # 56SX-92 (because this modem a Best Data, works on my other computer just great). Anyway, I just knew this wouldn't be the problem, because I could dial-up and connect with my windows operting system with the Zoom modem.

Well I changed my ZOOM External (brand-new) modem for the Best Data and it fixed/corrected my problem.

The solution seemed so far fetched to me, as the ZOOM modem was brand new and a more expensive modem than the Best Data.

The Tech I spoke with said that changing out the modem was the only logical solution left that could be casuing the problem I was having, and he suggested that I give it a try.

I am just passing this information on because I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what was going on. I just never thought it could be a brand new modem causing the problem.

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Originally posted by dolphans1
I thought I had solved the problem of opening up my browser with Konquerer and the problem has re-appeared. The browser was working great when I reinstalled Mandrake 9.2, but when I rebooted the computer the next day, the browser just stalls at 25%-35%. It never open up or a I get a white blank page.

It can't be the modem because it works fine with Windows XP and Windows 98. (I have a tripple boot system.)

I am lost and confused as to what to do.

Could there be a cross linked problem with my other operating systems interferring with it?

It's really strange!

I'd hate to reinstall everything all over again.

I have an older pentium II system, with 256 RAM, 397 MHZ processor.

Any advice as to what I should do?

d-1
 
  


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