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I installed Kubuntu 8041 in an old laptop I have (compaq armada e500) and was able to successfully install my verizon wireless air card (usb 720) and connect to the internet. When I attempt to open a website such as yahoo.com or google.com or ebay, I get the following: an error occurred while loading http etc followed by: could not connect to host http. Yet I was able to download updates no problem. Can anyone help me solve this? Thanks
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Can you ping google.com?
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Titan8990, Thank you for your reply. I would like to try to ping google but do not have the skills yet to know how to do that. If you would explain to me how I would be most appreciative. Thank you.
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Open up the terminal. Not sure exactly where it is in KDE but if you have trouble finding it your can use CTRL+ALT+F2 and log in the tty there.

To ping google:

ping google.com


CTRL+C stops the ping. If you don't get a response after about 30secs then CTRL+C to stop. In Linux ping will run forever until you tell it to stop.


Issue that command at the terminal prompt.


Also, in your next repy post the output of:

sudo ifconifg

An easy way to get it to post w/o connectivity is to send the output to a file:

sudo ifconfig > ifconfig.txt

This will put the output in a file called ifconfig.txt in your home folder (or your current working directory). To show your working directory issue the command:

pwd

You can put ifconfig.txt onto a thumb drive and post the contents that way.

Edited by Titan8990, 20 September 2008 - 03:45 PM.

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titan8990, Thanks for suggestions. When I went into terminal and entered ping google.com the result was 18 transmitted 18 received 0% packet loss. When I entered sudo ipconfig it said: command not found. Tried again with just ipconfig, same result. Tried again as sudo ipconfig, result: command not found. Help.
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The command is:

ifconfig

not:

ipconfig



ipconfig is the Windows utility. Ifconfig (stands for interface) is the Linux version.
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eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:d0:59:4a:c2:8f
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

Edited by driley, 23 September 2008 - 03:59 PM.

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It looks like you are not getting an IP address from your DHCP server. Is your computer connected to a router?

Post the output of the following:

cat /etc/network/interfaces


Edit: Just remembered we are talking about wireless. What method did you use for installing your wireless drivers? ndiswrapper?

Edited by Titan8990, 24 September 2008 - 10:37 AM.

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titan8990, I don't understand this but when I went to install and uninstall and installed firefox web browser 2.0 I can now connect to any website of my choice. No problems ??????? This fixed the problem but being new to this os I don't understand why. Do You?
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I'm guessing a reboot has occurred? It could just be a bug with FF3 and Hardy as I have had a few of my own issues with that combination.
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