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Re: Weird problem, can't access yahoo mail & other websites since two weeks

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:28 pm
by rene
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Re: Weird problem, can't access yahoo mail & other websites since two weeks

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:34 pm
by Pippin
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Re: Weird problem, can't access yahoo mail & other websites since two weeks

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:42 pm
by Newbie Day-Trader
Pippin wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:25 pm
Hi,

Open nemo.
Right click white area and Open as Root.
Give your password.
Under File System, browse to

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/etc/default
and open the file

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grub
in the text editor.
Add

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ipv6.disable=1
to the line

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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="ipv6.disable=1 ...   ..."
Save the file, close the text editor and nemo.
Mine looks like this:

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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="ipv6.disable=1 quiet splash"
I think I forgot, you should do this too:
Open Terminal and do

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sudo update-grub
When it's finished, close Terminal, then reboot and try.

If it does not help then just remove ipv6.disable=1 again in the same way.
DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:33 pm
ive been using a slightly different way around the barn for disabling ipv6, so here goes nothing...DAMIEN

PS...i think pippins way should work though. either way, use the test code to see if it worked...if it shows no results after running test, you were successful...if it returns :ipv ready, then try my way.

now run this test

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test -f /proc/net/if_inet6 && echo "Running kernel is IPv6 ready"
if the test still says "IPv6 ready", then do the following:

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 gksudo xed /etc/default/grub
Edit the bold face line that starts as "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT"...by deleting it and putting this one in its place

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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="ipv6.disable=1 quiet splash"
X out and "save" when prompted to do so

Then in terminal

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sudo update-grub 
Then: Reboot

Test again: if it returns nothing in return, you were successful.


Hi guys, did the editing & rebooted but still couldn't get to the yahoo login page from any browsers other than Tor. (so, undid the changes in the grub file)
After the changes, when I put sudo update-grub in the terminal, it showed this :

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Generating grub configuration file ...
Warning: Setting GRUB_TIMEOUT to a non-zero value when GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT is set is no longer supported.
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-37-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-37-generic
  No volume groups found
Adding boot menu entry for EFI firmware configuration
done


Running this produced nothing

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test -f /proc/net/if_inet6 && echo "Running kernel is IPv6 ready"

Re: Weird problem, can't access yahoo mail & other websites since two weeks

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:46 pm
by Joe2Shoe
Did you install ScriptSafe in Google Chrome or Firefox? It will block sites until you "Trust" them. Just a thought.

Re: Weird problem, can't access yahoo mail & other websites since two weeks

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:29 am
by trytip
you're going to have to use some free vpn extensions like Browsec VPN - Free and Unlimited VPN or Zenmate. after changing DNS did you restart your connection with the new DNS?

Re: Weird problem, can't access yahoo mail & other websites since two weeks

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:24 pm
by Newbie Day-Trader
Joe2Shoe wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:46 pm
Did you install ScriptSafe in Google Chrome or Firefox? It will block sites until you "Trust" them. Just a thought.
I had NoScript but obviously, one of the first things I did after the problem occurred was to disable it & restarted Firefox to check if that was the issue but it didn't help. Bear in mind, I have absolutely no add-ons/extensions in other browsers like Opera & Chrome (since I mostly use firefox), & yet, I've faced the same issue in all browsers (except for Tor, as I've mentioned).

Re: Weird problem, can't access yahoo mail & other websites since two weeks

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:27 pm
by Newbie Day-Trader
trytip wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:29 am
you're going to have to use some free vpn extensions like Browsec VPN - Free and Unlimited VPN or Zenmate. after changing DNS did you restart your connection with the new DNS?
Right. What do you think about Tor browser? Is it also a good option too?
Yes, I tried it with disconnecting & reconnecting the connection as well as rebooting the PC every time after I put in different DNS.

Re: Weird problem, can't access yahoo mail & other websites since two weeks

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:45 pm
by Joe2Shoe
Did you upgrade the kernel? If so, revert back to the previous kernel where your connection worked.
If that doesn't work, uninstall Firefox/Google, then reboot, then reinstall.
Since your internet provider can connect and you can't, the problem is most likely your OS, even after changing the DNS settings.
If all else fails, I would personally do a clean install of LM, AFTER backing up ALL important data.
Good luck.

Re: Weird problem, can't access yahoo mail & other websites since two weeks

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:28 am
by Newbie Day-Trader
Joe2Shoe wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:45 pm
Did you upgrade the kernel? If so, revert back to the previous kernel where your connection worked.
If that doesn't work, uninstall Firefox/Google, then reboot, then reinstall.
Since your internet provider can connect and you can't, the problem is most likely your OS, even after changing the DNS settings.
If all else fails, I would personally do a clean install of LM, AFTER backing up ALL important data.
Good luck.
Not that I know of. I just stick to installing updates offered through the shield icon, & I don't know if it can also update kernel on its own.
I didn't even have Chrome on my system until someone from Hexchat suggested that I try it out after this problem occurred, so that was a fresh installation but obviously, that hasn't worked.
That was my initial thought as well after it happened.
Right, that's the last option, & I've definitely considered it but I'm not going to be using this computer after a few months as I'd be moving to the U.S., & hence, I'm thinking that maybe I could carry on using Tor to access my e-mail & banking until then. Do you think that would be safe, with my usernames & passwords going through their proxies & what not?