I am a newbie, about two weeks with Linux and Debian. I installed sarge with a 2.6.8 kernel stable. Am using xf86 and gnome.
I am connected to the internet via an actiontec dsl gateway.
My problem is Mozilla will report it is connecting to a url but will never actually load anything, just times out. Ping works most of the time. Traceroute too. Konqueror has no trouble at all. Sometimes, if I ping www.metacrawler.com first, then Mozilla will actually load it. Apt-get and synaptic work, but often require me to ping the repository first.
We have two windows machines and two Debian machines. Both Debian machines have exactly the same problem. Neither of the windows machines are having a problem.
I have worked on this for 4 days now. I have read a multitude of articles, and man pages. Looked at bug reports, reinstalled Mozilla, upgraded, and downgraded it. Reinstalled the whole system twice. I have fiddled with /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/hosts hosts.conf resolv.conf. Tried dhcp and static.
Hoped I would learn to solve this on my own. But I am such a newbie I don't really understand half of what I am reading. I would sure appreciate any assistance anyone would give me.