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jschmeau
August 26th, 2010, 01:08 PM
I have ubuntu server 10.04 installed with wired internet access through my router. I recently installed the ubuntu-desktop packages and cannot get internet through the gui, firefox never gets past the "looking up" stage.
I can access the internet through the command line and through webmin httptunnel. Wget, apt-get install, apt-get update, apt-get upgrade all work fine from the command line. I have local access to the GUi as well in the form of VNC that is working fine.
I know i am missing something simple here, any ideas??
Thanks in advance for any help offered!

jschmeau
August 26th, 2010, 03:01 PM
Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

jschmeau
August 26th, 2010, 03:11 PM
Solved.

Added valid nameserver to /etc/resolv.conf


My connection was fine, I just had no nameservers set to resolve dns.