17.04

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Thu Apr 20 20:38:05 UTC 2017


ifconfig is one word, right?


On Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at 16:37 Raymond House <raymondh40 at gmail.com> wrote:

> If config program is not installed, do I install it?
>
> On Apr 20, 2017 3:52 PM, "CrankyOldBugger" <crankyoldbugger at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I suspect (although I can't say for sure) that the issue isn't with
>> Firefox or Chrome, but with the networking (i.e. your computer can't see
>> the network, thus can't get on the internet).
>>
>> To confirm, go to a command line and enter:
>>
>> ping 8.8.8.8
>>
>> either you'll get pings from Google (that's one of their addresses) or
>> you'll get timeouts.  If it times out, then the problem is most likely with
>> the eth0 or wlan0 or whatever NIC you're using.
>>
>> If the pings return good, then try ping www.google.ca.  If it says it
>> doesn't know the address then the problem is name resolution.
>>
>> If everything fails, then send us (you may be in for some typing), the
>> results of:
>>
>> ip link show
>>
>> and
>>
>> ifconfig
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at 15:45 Raymond House <raymondh40 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> It says "Firefox can't find the server at start Ubuntu.com"
>>>
>>> On Apr 20, 2017 3:42 PM, "Raymond House" <raymondh40 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Nope no change
>>>>
>>>> On Apr 20, 2017 3:36 PM, "CrankyOldBugger" <crankyoldbugger at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Raymond,  this is just a wild shot in the dark here, but it's possible
>>>>> that network manager isn't started.  Try this from a command line:
>>>>>
>>>>> sudo service network-manager start
>>>>>
>>>>> or:
>>>>>
>>>>> sudo service network-manager restart
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at 15:31 Raymond House <raymondh40 at gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Re my post about 17.04 upgrade I did a fresh 17.04 install and I'm
>>>>>> getting the same results! I had open suse on a flash drive and it worked
>>>>>> ok.Is there a problem with 17.04? I still can't open the browser, it says
>>>>>> it can't find the server for start Ubuntu.I am at a loss at what I can do
>>>>>> next.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Apr 19, 2017 1:23 PM, "Raymond House" <raymondh40 at gmail.com>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi all,I upgraded from Ubuntu 16.10 this morning and the
>>>>>>> installation stopped at "searching for obsolete software" all works but I
>>>>>>> can't access the net either with wifi or lan connected.Firefox and Chrome
>>>>>>> browsers give me the same results"server not found".Any ideas, anyone?
>>>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>>>
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