View Full Version : [ubuntu] connection problem..again!

April 20th, 2009, 06:20 AM
Ok..so I have configured the usb modem,when I ping the address suggested in ubuntu help, it comes back showing a very good connection.. The problem is..I have disabled ivp6 (ubuntu and firefox).. but firefox still will not load a page!! It was working yesterday in the morning, but stopped in the afternoon.

Also, package manager fails to download any new packages!

Help... still loving ubuntu...
Cheers Rohan (australia)

April 20th, 2009, 07:00 AM
A few days ago I applied a kernel update that did this to me, effectively making my wireless card inoperable. I couldn't update my system or view web pages. The problem turned out to be the kernel module included in that update. Installing the linux-backports-modules package solved my problem, it may help you.
linux-backports-modules-2.6.28-11-generic (32-bit) (http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-backports-modules-2.6.28/linux-backports-modules-2.6.28-11-generic_2.6.28-11.12_i386.deb)
linux-backports-modules-2.6.28-11-generic (64-bit) (http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-backports-modules-2.6.28/linux-backports-modules-2.6.28-11-generic_2.6.28-11.12_amd64.deb)

After you install the package, restart and see if it helps or not.

April 20th, 2009, 07:05 AM
IF you can ping an ip address, but have problems access a web site by name, I would suggest you have a look at what the dns nameserver addresses look like in /etc/resolv.conf. If you are using a router, resolv.conf should have the same dns addresses as the staus page on your router.


April 20th, 2009, 11:04 AM
thanks for replies guys!
Problem sorted.. It was the ipv6 thing again.. followed the advice on the thread, made bad list and its good to go!!
I am actually falling in love with this ubuntu!!