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Author Topic: A couple of internet problems...  (Read 2080 times)

Bjrnarlinux

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A couple of internet problems...
« on: May 09, 2009, 01:33:43 am »

Well, i have a few internet problems with my current VL install.

The first is that i have to restart my router for any web browser to start loading pages upon startup after booting. Wicd says I'm connected, but none of the browser work until i have restarted the router. This is really annoying and i don't know the cause ??? Can anyone help?

The other is that the browser won't play any sound. I have ALSA configured and CDs work just fine but not youtube, jamendo, etc. Once again, can anyone help me ???
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bigpaws

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Re: A couple of internet problems...
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 04:46:22 am »

Whe you boot you can test a connection with a tool called ping.

Open a terminal and type:

ping -c 3 yahoo.com

If there is a response you are connected, if not try this command:

ping -c 3 209.121.36.159

If there is a response to this but not the first command then DNS is a
problem. You can check your DNS by using this command:

cat /etc/resolv.conf

You should see a name server and the ip address of your ISP.

If there is nothing from /etc/resolv.conf, you can edit that file with
a text editor logged in as root.

Bigpaws
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Re: A couple of internet problems...
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2009, 03:15:29 am »

Whe you boot you can test a connection with a tool called ping.

Open a terminal and type:

ping -c 3 yahoo.com

If there is a response you are connected, if not try this command:

ping -c 3 209.121.36.159

If there is a response to this but not the first command then DNS is a
problem. You can check your DNS by using this command:

cat /etc/resolv.conf

You should see a name server and the ip address of your ISP.

If there is nothing from /etc/resolv.conf, you can edit that file with
a text editor logged in as root.

Bigpaws



good information. thanks for it.