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    Exclamation the WWW blues!

    Ok folks, I am new to Linux (well kinda new), so please hang with me newbe stupidity.
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    Problem opensuse 11.1
    First, I need to start with I am not a Linux guru by any means, I have run F9 F10, and ran some CML in both. I am studding Linux and working towards learning more and more about this OS.
    I have stumbled on to openSUSE KDE4 and have fallen in love :-).
    I have installed and nuked my poor laptop, I know 20 times and I am having the same problem.

    I did get it to work ONCE, I was browsing the web and it locked up, rebooted and hasn't worked since.
    This is driving me nuts, Ive read every thing I can thank to read, researched everything I can find to research.
    I am at a loss, please see the following history and information and see is any one can give me an idea as to what I can do ti fix this problem.

    (problem)
    Can not open Yahoo!, Google, and other forms of WWW type web pages like YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. .
    Running Pidgin chat and other chat softwares, it says it cant access the site to validate the account.

    I can (however) open any HTTP form of web page, The Linux Home Page at Linux Online, linux, Welcome to openSUSE.org - openSUSE, and other forms of web pages that seem to have the HTTP style protocol.
    I have checked the HTTP settings in the system and they are turned off. There should be nothing with in the system causing this problem.

    (history)
    Wired or Wireless it makes no deference, I have tried on my friends router as well, the router and the ISP seems to make no deference at all.

    I have booted to all of the Linux Distro's Live and not, to no avail. This system was running XP-Pro and having no issues with Internet what so ever.
    I have tried 4 deferent mirrors and downloads of Suse, installed with all forms of desktops and had no luck. I am not trained enough in CML to be able to make checks and other adjustments in the Terminal.
    (however)...
    Browsers attempted to use, Firefox, Opra, Konqueror.

    I did attempt to ping Yahoo!, the command gave me errors but, when I pinged Welcome to Linux.com: Your Source for All Things Linux it returned with no problem.

    My intranet and SAMBA with my file servers and other systems is fine, I can exchange data all say long.
    Its just when I go to SOME websites thats causing the trouble.

    I have researched other people who are running Linux Distro's on this form of laptop, and they have had no problems at all.

    (Hard Ware of the System) (Toshiba Satellite M115-S3154)
    I have upon request a listing of the Hardware print out.


    I have been told, there is a way to correct this somewhere in the /etc files but, no one can seem to tell me where or what the correct command line would be, or what the command would be in the CML :-)...

    some one please help :-)

    Thank you
    Don Maxwell

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    Default Re: the WWW blues!

    Try this, reboot needed after:
    Disable IPv6 - openSUSE Forums
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    Default Re: the WWW blues!

    Thank you for the reply I did as you said, and i read the rest of the list in that post. IPV6, in all sections is turned off. I have run in to this as a Windows Tech ... IPV6 is the fist thing i turn off..

    More in put please :-)

    Thank you
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    What happens if you try this IP rather than the domain name
    209.85.229.99
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    ok, thats crazy, i get the Google home page.
    now what? :-)

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    Default Re: the WWW blues!

    how is your DNS handled?
    DCHP? what??

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    I have checked my Router and its settings. its all handled via DHCP.

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    Default Re: the WWW blues!

    * donmaxwelliii wrote, On 10/27/2009 05:16 PM:
    > ok, thats crazy, i get the Google home page.


    name resolution (DNS) doesn't work. You said you are using a router. Usually these have a built in DHCP server: The router hands out an internal IP address to the client, its own IP as the gateway address to the internet and as the name server resolving the DNS names like google.com to the IP address. The latter part doesn't work in your case.
    Is your network card in the Linux box set to use DHCP?

    Uwe

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    Yes, it is. I am using the computer with the problem to communicate here.
    As i said, there are few pages it will use.

    This is why i am so confused, its like it just doesnt like some www.???.com's
    I just logged in to me school page Kaplan - We Build Futures and went to my school pages with no problem.
    but the most used www's it will not pull up at all..
    unless i use the direct IP#

    Thank yall for your help.
    Don

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    Default Re: the WWW blues!

    Add the gateway (e.g. 192.168.0.1) to the config settings for your network interface.
    Add the IP addresses for the name servers supplied by your ISP to the config settings for your network interface.

    This exemplifies what I mean (a bit old but never mind):
    HowTo Configure a network card in Suse/openSUSE 10, 11 for LAN and Internet Access.
    Look at the pics numbered 7 and 8 to see what I mean. That's for an ethernet card.

    For a wireless interface it's much the same but maybe you use a Network Manager sitting in the system tray. principle is the same even though the pics would be different: add gateway and name servers.

    Edit: PS I notice Uwe has already told you this too -- must be good advice!
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