Hello friends, I'm a total Linux newbie so treat me with kid gloves. Linux Mint 7 has been working beautifully for me until the last 2 automatic updates (I don't understand the typical technical jargon of linux and just hit update all). Sometime inbetween or after the last 2 updates I am unable to access gmail.com or login to facebook.com these are the only two sites affected and there have been no ill effects otherwise. I disabled my firewall thinking that was the problem and it still gave me the spinning icon that it was trying to connect to the website but would never connect. I thought maybe firefox was the culprit and installed Opera and received the same treatment. Any ideas or information I can provided to get some help in this situation? (if it involves anything via command prompt make sure to give me the code, remember, kid gloves) Thanks in advance for a speedy response.