[SATLUG] Browsing problem I hope the braintrust can solve

Scott Hensch sahensch at gmail.com
Sun Jan 30 22:27:50 CST 2011

To the communtiy,

Thanks for the quick responses.

I had already disabled all my plug-ins/add-ons.

I uninstalled firefox, but when I tried to re-install it, Package
manager acted just like the web browser, acted like it was
downloading, but didn't. So, it isn't just firefox. Now, I don't have
firefox installed. I used my other system to download the .deb files
from the repository, but I don't know how to make Package Manager look
at the files and NOT go on-line.

no one else uses this machine.

I can ping all over the place, there doesn't seem to be any
restriction on that. I can also tracert everywhere. Now that firefox
in uninstalled, it seems that the system itself isn't surfing.

I would like to see if I can get firefox re-installed if someone knows
how to get Package manager to NOT try to go on-line, and just look at
where I tell it to look.

Failing that, I'll do a complete system overhaul, and re-install 10.04.

OH yeah, I've to the Gnome desktop....I didn't change anything from
the original install.

As a bit of background, I was attempting to make my windows partition
run inside ubuntu without using any virtualization program. I had
completed the windows portion of the procedure, but when I booted back
into ubuntu, that's when the problems started. This all happened last

On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 6:17 PM, Enrique Sanchez
<esanchezvela.satlug at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 6:04 PM, Borries Demeler
> <demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu> 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.
>>> HELP
>> Scott,
>> a couple of things to check:
> --
> I am not sure whether he can ping or not the websites, or any remote
> box, if he can't ping www.google.com, either he has a routing or a DNS
> issue, I'd start trying to get to a web page on the local
> computer/network first, then get it out there.
> regards,
> enrique.
> Enrique Sanchez Vela
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