Multiple Problems

I am a newbie, and much confused. I am on my third attempt at installation of 11.1 and have run into the same problem again. Initially this manifests itself as an inability of firefox to access any web pages.
I get “Firefox can’t find the server at

Online updates fail →
Error code: connection failed
Error message: couldn’t resolve host ‘

ping command produces (in su)
socket:permission denied
traceroute command gives "unable to create UDP socket: permission denied.

and yet, I can use nslookup to get ip addresses, enter them in the address window of Firefox and the browser finds the page. ssh command works as well.

I will admit that this is my second attempt at resolving this on the forum and if this is becoming boring I apologize.
resolv.conf has dns entries which are utilized by the other computers nearby.

IPV6 is disabled on Firefox and via Yast

Anybody have a suggestion? :sarcastic:

This post was in the wrong forum area. I have moved it in the hope that someone can help the user with their problems.

To me this looks like a DNS problem. You do have internet access but this:

Error message: couldn’t resolve host ‘

is a clear indication of DNS failing. Let’s start with the basics:

How did you configure networking? Is it wired or wireless? How are you connected to the internet?

What is the result of the following commands:

uname -a
/sbin/route -n
cat /etc/resolv.conf | sed -e "/^#/ d"