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September 9th, 2010, 05:54 AM
hey i'm new to ubuntu. i just installed it the other day and firefox won't work on it. i loaded a different browser (arora) and i'm not having any problems with it or my network connection. i would like to change my default browser from firefox to arora but i can't find where i can do that. any suggestions?

September 9th, 2010, 08:57 AM
Welcome to Ubuntu, first of all :)

Go to System > Preferences > Preferred Applications. You can set your default browser there. If your browser is not listed, then choose Custom and type in the command to start Arora.

September 9th, 2010, 05:09 PM
Okay that worked but now I have a different problem. Apparently, Flash plugin only works in Firefox and Seamonkey when you're using Ubuntu, but I have the same problem with both when I open them. A page comes up that says...
The connection has timed out

The server at start.ubuntu.com is taking too long to respond.

* The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few

* If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network

* If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

Okay, this message comes up everytime on Firefox. There's nothing wrong with my network connection and I don't have a firewall (unless Ubuntu came with one that I don't know about) Firefox has been doing this since I installed the OS. Any suggestions?

September 10th, 2010, 04:17 PM
Have you tried to disable ipv6? See the fifth item on this list (http://firefox-tutorials.blogspot.com/2010/05/common-issues-solutions.html).