Edgy + iMac G5 = weird network behavior

Mike Hore mike_hore at aapt.net.au
Sat Nov 4 09:27:06 UTC 2006

Hi Eric,

> On 11/4/06, Mike Hore <mike_hore at aapt.net.au> wrote:
>> This is rather strange.  I'm on broadband with an ADSL modem, and the
>> network configuration seems OK (automatic DHCP).
>> But when I run Firefox, it seems to get lost in the weeds.   
>> Usually fhe
>> first site I look up will load with no problems, but when I follow  
>> a link,
>> nothing happens.  The status message says "connecting to ...", but  
>> the modem
>> lights show no network activity, and everything just sits there  
>> till it
>> times out.  However if I ping the site, this works.  Then after  
>> pinging, if
>> I manually enter the URL into Firefox, lo and behold it works.   
>> Till I click
>> on another link...
>> Any bright ideas, anyone?
> No :-) A couple of questions though: were you running another Linux
> distro on that box?

No -- it's a standard iMac G5 and I also run Mac OSX on it (not at  
the same time -- I dual-boot).  I have no problems at all on the OSX  
side, and also run Firefox there.

> If so did you also have the problem? I'm trying to
> understand whether it's an ubuntu-specific problem or not...

I'm not sure.  A few months ago I played with Gentoo and hit a very  
similar problem which prevented me downloading updates to complete  
installation.  Nobody there seemed able to help, so I gave up.

> Also what
> is your network card? sungem?

Who knows?  Whatever Apple use in their Rev-A iMac G5s for built-in  

Cheers,  Mike.

       Mike Hore    mike_hore at aapt.net.au

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