[Bug 35999] slow network problems

Mlt mlt at etruscott.co.uk
Wed Mar 22 12:34:27 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

The networking in KDE is producing some peculiar behaviour at present.
This can be seen in the way that both Konqueror and kmail are behaving.

On starting KDE if it is returning to a session it is often the case
that Konqueror and kmail cannot connect to the internet straightaway.
This produces “page cannot be found” errors in Konqueror and “host not
found” errors in kmail.  After a short period they are able to connect.
The network indicator on the task bar indicates the network is
functioning throughout this.

This is not a problem that would appear to affect firefox or other apps.

The second problem affects Konqueror which intermittently will render
pages peculiarly, such as on the attached screenshot.  It appears to be
in some way connected to network speed/load as it is more likely to
happen if the system is downloading updates.  It is not a page rendering
problem as the same page can be handled in 2 completely separate ways
depending on the time that it is visited.

This is a problem that has not occurred to firefox, or strangely
Konqueror run under Gnome.  It can be very intrusive and cause me to
stop using Konqueror and use Firefox instead so that I am able to
actually surf the web.

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