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Old 03-11-2011, 09:20 AM   #1
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Question Xubuntu 10.10 - Firefox can't find the server - no longer able to access the internet

After about a week of successful running Xubuntu 10.10 off a live USB Firefox suddenly fails to work with the message "Firerfox can't find the server" Opening the error terminal in firefox yielded the message "Livemark Service: feed processor recieved an invalid channel for"

ping yields
ping unknown host

ping (router) yields
64packets recieved 64 packets transmitted 0% packet loss

Im at a loss on what to do. Any help would be appreciated.
Old 03-11-2011, 09:37 AM   #2
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This could be a dns-issue.
1) Can you ping ?
If so, it is a dns issue.
My guess is that the computer uses your router as dns server, but the router doesn't handle dns / dns-forwarding properly. (Pretty common with many cheap home-routers.)
Solution: Check what dns-server you are given from isp, or use
2) If you can't ping, then my guess is something's wrong with router or your routing table.

Please post output of:
# sudo ifconfig
# sudo route

Last edited by pingu; 03-11-2011 at 09:38 AM. Reason: Misspelling
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