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    fresh install firefox won't connect to internet

    Hi have just completed a fresh install of Jaunty 64bit Desktop edition and went straight for the ubuntuzilla install - after installing I could not connect to anywebsites with it (page load error) I did an uninstall of ubuntuzilla to see if that would correct the problem, but no joy.

    (update - I just realised that I have only uninstalled ubuntuzilla not firefox, I uninstalled ubuntuzill-firefox and have firefox working again - any ideas why ubuntuzilla wasn't working or should I try reinstalling it later?)

    Is there a simple setting that I have missed?

    David
    Last edited by swatsbiz; April 25th, 2009 at 04:58 PM.

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    Re: fresh install firefox won't connect to internet

    Hi,

    Well, I haven't come across anything like this before, so not sure what could be going on...

    try installing again with ubuntuzilla, run firefox, see if it works, if it doesn't work, close firefox completely, then open a terminal and run "firefox.ubuntu" (that's where ubuntuzilla sticks default repository-version of firefox), and see if it works.

    if it does keep working with firefox.ubuntu, but not with just firefox, i would venture to guess (and a guess it is) that it may have something to do with some 64bit libraries on jaunty...

    also, try running just "firefox" from a terminal (when ubuntuzilla's version is installed), try going to some websites, and see if any useful error messages show up in the terminal...

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    Re: fresh install firefox won't connect to internet

    Hi.

    Try switching network.dns.disableIPv6 option to true in your about:config. That's what solved similar problem of mine.

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    Re: fresh install firefox won't connect to internet

    This seems to be an issue with a number of installs,

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1167706

    Thanks, I'll try your fix too.

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    Re: fresh install firefox won't connect to internet

    Changing ivp6 fixed it, thanks.

    If anyone else has this problem type "about:config" into the firefox browser.

    Then use the filter (on the top of the screen) for ipv6.

    The first value is "network.dns.disableIPv6" double click on "false" to change it to "true". (this disables IPv6 support in Firefox.)

    This fixed it for me...I hope it does for you.

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    Re: fresh install firefox won't connect to internet

    Hey,

    That worked for me, and for SeaMonkey too.

    Thanks guys.
    Fedora/Suse Refugee

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    Re: fresh install firefox won't connect to internet

    Quote Originally Posted by honeywine View Post
    Hi.

    Try switching network.dns.disableIPv6 option to true in your about:config. That's what solved similar problem of mine.
    thanks for the tip, honeywine. seems like that's the ticket!

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    Re: fresh install firefox won't connect to internet

    I just experienced the same problem and the recommended solution also solved it. My question would be why? If knowledge of ubuntu ranges from sublime to ridiculous then I am right next to ridiculous. Basically I'd like to know if a problem was created by the config change.
    Acer Veriton N231G, 4G Ram, 320G HDD

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    Re: fresh install firefox won't connect to internet

    THanks a lot, it solved my problem. Firefox 3.5 is soo much better than 3.

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    Re: fresh install firefox won't connect to internet

    This worked for me too (64bit jaunty, FFv3.5). Not that IPv6 is necessary right now but i'd rather not disable the next generation standards. They'll probably fix it in karmic, but i would like to know why this happens.

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