View Full Version : [ubuntu] Partly?- connected to internet ?

May 12th, 2008, 08:12 AM
I'm a newbie, with Gutsy Gibbon preinstalled on a new Dell laptop.
My wireless card works fine, and after a lot of fiddling I got Firefox to talk to the internet (changed the IPv6 setting '/etc/modprobe.d/aliases - alias net-pf to off).
I can access other computers on my local network, move files from them to my laptop.
I can connect to my ftp site through the file browser.
What I can't seem to do is access to the internet with package manager or bittorrent or email or pidgin.
If I follow the link through Firefox, to a failed package file (error message from package manager) then the file IS there to be downloaded.
I haven't a clue what's happening here. Is there some other configuration setting which "enables" internet access differently to Firefox.
I hope all that makes sense

May 12th, 2008, 08:24 AM
the alias method of disabling ipv6 is extremely dated (breezy badger i think (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases)). you should use this howto: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WebBrowsingSlowIPv6IPv4?

that should fix things for you.

May 27th, 2008, 06:59 AM
Thanks, Things seem to be working fine now.