Tuesday, December 6

Annoying Firefox Problem on Mandriva

I have been running into a WEIRD problem on my home system (Mandriva Linux 2006.0 on a 1Ghz AMD Athlon).

The internet connection works fine, and I can browse the web just fine using Konquerer. However, Firefox times out with what appears to be DNS problems (a site will load just fine if you enter the IP address in the address bar).

So, why? The problem has to be a Firefox configuration issue, as other applications can resolve DNS lickety-split.

I think I found the answer. A few websites recommend turning off IPv6 by toggling the network.dns.disableIPv6 key in Firefox's about:config page to true. Let's hope it works!

UPDATE: Worked like a charm!

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