I am experiencing the “slow internet” problem (mentioned multiple times in these forums) but it started exactly when I ran an online update, which switched my boot image from vmlinuz-126.96.36.199-0.1 to vmlinuz-188.8.131.52-0.2.
Perhaps a setting somewhere got overridden? When the update occurred, grub couldn’t find the OS because it had the wrong version #, and I manually edited it (via a livedisk) and that fixed it; it also switched my vga resolution in the grub conf.
OpenSUSE is acting like ipv6 is enabled again, but ifconfig doesn’t report that, and my MTU is close to 1500.
Solved. That shell script found I did have ipv6 running. ifconfig did not list ipv6 but apparently it was loaded as a module anyway. Honestly I’m not sure why it was still activated. I used Yast to edit the bootloader and put in the same options I already had, manually edited /boot/grub/menu.lst to verify the changes looked right, rebooted and now slow net problem is solved. For the record, I’ll reiterate here: to disable ipv6 in OpenSUSE 11.2 put ipv6.disable=1 in /boot/grub/menu.lst (assuming you use grub). Or disable the module in some other way, I suppose, after each boot. I really don’t understand why ipv6 remains enabled by default.
I thought that using yast to edit /etc/sysconfig/bootloader persisted the options. apparently not. btw there are no comments in mine (and i’ve never edited it manually before)
what is /proc/config.gz? (of course I will look it up as soon as I post)
When I said “I really don’t understand why ipv6 remains enabled by default.” I meant that all the distros of linux I’ve used, every time I’ve wiped & reinstalled, default options have always had ipv6 enabled even though it seems to mostly cause problems for most people
…I am experiencing the “slow internet” problem (mentioned multiple times in these forums) but it started exactly when I ran an online update…
Running 11.2, and I experienced the same problem (Internet speed was at a crawl) after installing a security update. I disabled ipv6 using yast, rebooted, and it seemed to fix the problem. However, the issue I had was it took me a few hours to research and fix. All because I installed a security patch? The good news is all is well now.