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Problems with Firefox

Postby Kristis on Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:54 am

Hi!

I have recently installed Linux Mint on my PC. I do like it so far: it is very responsive and pleasing to the eye. But there's one major problem which encourages me to switch back to Windows - Firefox simply does not load most of the webpages. Google works fine, software updates are downloaded at good speed, but when it comes to regular web browsing, it simply does not load most (I could actually say "any") of the webpages.
My PC is connected throughout the router, by the way.


I am anticipating some feedback. Thanks!
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Re: Problems with Firefox

Postby exploder on Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:15 am

First off, welcome to the forum! Does Firefox load any web pages at all? Are there pages in particular that are not loading, if this is the case please give us a site to try and see if we can reproduce the problem.
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Re: Problems with Firefox

Postby gibbs1984 on Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:49 am

Can you load web pages in another browser?
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Re: Problems with Firefox

Postby Kristis on Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:53 am

Apparently, I can not load ANY webpages using Firefox (except for "Linux Mint" webpage). I have also tried using Opera, but it does not show any difference.
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Re: Problems with Firefox

Postby phd7 on Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:47 pm

1st guess here. Have you enabled the Guarddog firewall? If so, is HTTP (and HTTPS) ticked in the protocol/file transfer tab?
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Re: Problems with Firefox

Postby Kristis on Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:58 pm

No, the firewall is not enabled. I've just checked.
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Re: Problems with Firefox

Postby ashwinhgtx on Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:05 am

Do you have a proxy server? Try fiddling with the network settings under Advanced in the Firefox preferences menu.
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Re: Problems with Firefox

Postby Aging Technogeek on Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:58 am

In an earlier post you said:

. I have also tried using Opera, but it does not show any difference.


Do you mean that Opera is behaving the same as Firefox? If so, try loading Epiphany from mintInstall and see if it works any better.

I suspect that there may be a hardware compatibility problem. If three browsers all malfunction it is pretty well confirmed. I have seen some wireless cards or usb wireless adapters cause problems of this type in Windows when their drivers were corrupt. If your wireless card is not well supported in Mint it may be causing your problem
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Re: Problems with Firefox

Postby Kristis on Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:44 am

Thanks for the tip. I will let you know if I got fertile results.
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Re: Problems with Firefox

Postby LinFu on Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:48 am

Open terminal and ping a website. Type ping website.com

You can use ctrl+c to stop it. Sounds like you have a network configuration problem.
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