[SATLUG] Browsing problem I hope the braintrust can solve

hc at lookcee.com hc at lookcee.com
Sun Jan 30 15:31:34 CST 2011

Can we assume you have gone to System/admin/Snaptic ... to uninstall and reinstall firefox on that U-10-04 box?

Do you have any extensions / browser plugins you haven't mentioned? Are
you using KDE or Gnome?

On 01/30/2011 02:46 PM, Scott Hensch wrote:
> Greetings Programs,
> (Yes, I like TRON) Firefox stopped browsing most websites for me. I
> say most because I can get to the Sprint web site and the CPS website
> to pay bills, those are just two examples, but any link I click on
> from e-mail, and most of my bookmarked sites won't come up. Firefox
> will connect, and it will say loading, but that's a far as it will go.
> I've even left it overnight and no progress. I've got Ubuntu 10.04
> installed. The troublshooting I've done is ping any website I can't
> browse, with decent numbers returned all packets returned. I've done a
> trace route, and the results have a no return right as the packet
> leaves my router, with various other no returns through the route but
> it doens't stop the website from coming up on my other installations.
> Now, that occurs no matter what website I go to, whether I can surf it
> in firefox or not. I've got two dual boot machines, a homebrew
> desktop, and a laptop. the desktop has Ubuntu 10.04 and XP. The laptop
> has Ubuntu 8.10 and Windows 7 ultimate. The only issue is on the
> Ubuntu 10.04 side. Both windows and 8.10 Firefoxes surf just fine.
> that tells me that the mechanics are OK in both machines, there is
> something in the 10.04 Firefox that is messed up.
> I am truly stuck. I really like Linux, and if it weren't for my and my
> wife's job's being on Windows machines, I'd junk the windows side. But
> this has me stumped.
> Scott

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