View Full Version : [ubuntu] Firefox Downloads Slower than Dialup

May 20th, 2008, 11:21 PM
I just installed Ubuntu 8.04, and upon trying to download Flash media player Ubuntu is pulling at an average of 200 bytes/second!!! Needless to say, this is EXTREMELY slow. I went into about:config and changed the IPV6 from false to true. I was wondering if this is an Ubuntu thing or my ISP thing?? When I ping Google.com it averages 50 ms, so I am confused as to why downloading could be so slow. (I'm a noob btw; eventually looking to install wine and WOW.)

Many Thanks!


May 21st, 2008, 02:32 PM

Xiong Chiamiov
May 23rd, 2008, 05:09 AM
Are you just having problems with downloading flash, or is it other things as well? How do pages load? You can install flash by doing a

sudo aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree

in the terminal.