[ubuntu-uk] Karmic networking broken

John Levin technolalia at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 21:10:22 GMT 2009

On 26/10/2009 20:54, Jonathon Fernyhough wrote:
> 2009/10/26 John Levin<technolalia at gmail.com>:
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying out karmic, and the networking seems to be broken on both my
>> Lenovo N500 laptop and VMWare Fusion virtual machine atop of OS X Snow
>> Leopard.
>> It claims to be connected, and I can log into my router, but cannot get
>> anything through firefox, thunderbird, synaptic etc. The hardware test
>> claims to be able to touch the net.
>> Can anyone help with diagnosing these problems?
>> TIA
>> John
> Reboot, press ESC to bring up the GRUB menu, press "e" to edit the
> kernel line, add "ipv6.disable=1" (no quotes) to the end of the line
> that ends "quiet splash". Press Ctrl-X to boot.
> Congrats, you've just disabled IPV6 globally - is that any better?

Many thanks for that.

I can now get on the web with firefox, but synaptic is still not finding 
any repositories. Do I have to disable ipv6 somewhere else as well?



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