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    Exclamation Just installed SUSE 11.2, and my internet is very slow

    before i start, let me say that i've googled this quite a bit, and one of the top results took me to this forum even. but so far nothing has worked. in fact it seems that anything to do with the console doesn't work for me. im sure im doing something wrong, since im a linux newbie.

    anywho i've disabled ipv6, and updated firefox but my connection speed is still equivalent to dial-up speeds. and of course when i run windows, it works normally for some reason. if someone could provide some solutions (and possibly a good site/book to learn linux ) it would be of great help.

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    Default Just installed SUSE 11.2, and my internet is very slow

    I'd also like to add that i just installed konqueror and it works at a normal speed. so whatever it is, im pretty sure it's something directly related to firefox. normally i'd just ditch firefox and use konqueror buttttt i dont have flash installed for konqueror and have no idea how to do that. firefox took me a straight day and in the end i got it form yast lol.

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    Default Re: Just installed SUSE 11.2, and my internet is very slow

    Just a passing thought, so you real gurus out there, pitch in your ideas too. Here's the thought: put this address in firefox:
    Code:
    about:config
    and scroll to this line:
    Code:
    network.dns.disableipv6
    and toggle it off.

    Just a thought. Might help/might not
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    Talking Re: Just installed SUSE 11.2, and my internet is very slow

    yes!!! that did it! thank you very much. is there anyway you could tell me where konqueror is located (i isntalled it via yast). where are things typically installed anyhow? or a better question is how do you find them? i downloaded the "locate" command for my console but it doesnt work at all. the reason i ask is because i wanted to add flash to konqueror.

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    Default Re: Just installed SUSE 11.2, and my internet is very slow

    Well, you don't need Konquerers location for that. You can set Flash for Konqueror in its settings.

    By the way: 'locate' needs a database from which it fetches informations, to set up this database, run

    Code:
    updatedb
    as root, this will be repeated automatically every 34 hours then.

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    Default Re: Just installed SUSE 11.2, and my internet is very slow

    bremes wrote:
    > where are things typically installed anyhow?


    -=welcome=-

    you don't say if you are running GNOME, XFCE, XLDE or which of many
    other desktop environments are available so i can't give you specific
    instructions....but a general descriptions might be:

    look down in the lower left corner and see if there is a gecko on a
    green button....if so consider that a button to click to get to a menu..

    then look around and see if maybe can find a category something like
    "Internet", and if so the seek "Browsers"....from there it ought to be
    easy..

    UNLESS something went bad wrong during you YaST install of Konqueror
    because if it ran without errors it should have added Konqueror to the
    list of internet browsers available on your system..


    > i downloaded the "locate" command for my console


    as a general statement: don't download....that is the so last century
    way of adding programs to a system (yes, i know the latest and
    greatest Redmond does it that way)....here we have a HUGE repository
    full of free software on a TRUSTED server accessible via YaST >
    Software Management > Search for locate > click click done....

    gropiuskalle is correct on what to get that going, except the db won't
    be automatically updated as he said....because its a typo....he meant
    each 24 hours..

    again, -=welcome=- let me urge you to now recognize that we don't make
    an effort here to mirror all the ways of other operating systems (for
    example we try not to attract malware or charge Apple-high prices) so
    you will find it beneficial (imho) to do some reading...might wanna
    start here:

    http://en.opensuse.org/Concepts

    http://tinyurl.com/ybklh48

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    Default Re: Just installed SUSE 11.2, and my internet is very slow

    Quote Originally Posted by gropiuskalle View Post
    Well, you don't need Konquerers location for that. You can set Flash for Konqueror in its settings.

    By the way: 'locate' needs a database from which it fetches informations, to set up this database, run

    Code:
    updatedb
    as root, this will be repeated automatically every 34 hours then.
    thanks for the advice, however i logged in as root and typed "updatedb" in the console and got this message:

    linux-gxby:/home/master/Desktop # updatedb
    /usr/bin/find: `/windows/C': Input/output error
    /usr/bin/find: `/home/master/.gvfs': Permission denied

    any ideas?

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    oh yeah sorry i forgot to mention, i am in fact running the gnome version of suse. im a life long windows user (since 3.1) so getting used to new concepts is a bit tough. i feel like im catching on pretty quickly but still, theres a long road ahead of me. learning how to unpack things, find installation directories and how to install those files that i unpacked are my major hang ups right now. but i digress. yeah im using gnome, and updatedb (like most console commands) doesnt work properly for me for whatever reason.

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    Default Re: Just installed SUSE 11.2, and my internet is very slow

    > linux-gxby:/home/master/Desktop # updatedb
    > /usr/bin/find: `/windows/C': Input/output error
    > /usr/bin/find: `/home/master/.gvfs': Permission denied
    >
    > any ideas?


    do NOT log into Gnome as root! instead log in as yourself and "become
    root" as needed to do admin duties...doing that is never required and
    always dangerous...

    it is really a lot easier than it might sound..

    for example to run updatedb as root all you needed to do, WHILE signed
    in as you the user, is:

    -open a terminal
    -type/enter su - (don't forget the -)
    -type/enter in your root password (you won't see what you type)
    -type/enter updatedb

    READ more on that here:
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Login_as_root
    http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdebas...uide/root.html
    http://tinyurl.com/6ry6yd
    http://tinyurl.com/ydbwssh

    okay...now, i just looked your answer to my previous and see you are
    still struggling to FORCE openSUSE to do it Redmond's way...that is
    just not going to work...i see above you have already installed WINE,
    which is okay, except i wonder how you did that if you have not yet
    'discovered' YaST and see that it is just one search and one click to
    install WINE *correctly* and there is NO pain to "find installation
    directories and how to install those files that i unpacked" because
    all of that unpacking and moving of files is done *AUTOMATICALLY* by
    YaST..

    i'm gonna be really surprised if you have not already murdered your
    fresh install by wandering around depending on you 20 year history
    with Redmond to carry you through...in the end, you will probably find
    it a LOT faster to read more and experiment less....but, it is your
    machine..

    and, i read "im a life long windows user (since 3.1) so getting
    used to new concepts is a bit tough" and offer a little free advice
    (from one who left Win3.11 in 1995 and have had VERY little contact
    with Redmond since): the more you try to follow what you know, the
    more difficulty you will have and the more often you will have to just
    start over with a fresh install....in the long run you will spend more
    time fiddling trying to fix it than you would have spent seeking and
    reading the hows...

    -=welcome=- there is a LOT to learn (and unlearn)..
    the hurrier i go the behinder i get, applies here too..

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    Default Re: Just installed SUSE 11.2, and my internet is very slow

    Quote Originally Posted by bremes View Post
    ... i am in fact running the gnome version of suse. im a life long windows user (since 3.1) so getting used to new concepts is a bit tough. i feel like im catching on pretty quickly but still, theres a long road ahead of me.
    ... there definitely lots to learn. ... I've been at this for years and I'm still learning a lot all the time. ... For some basic concepts, here is a top level guide: Concepts - openSUSE

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