Non Ubuntu question
grahamtodd2 at googlemail.com
Sat Feb 27 15:07:00 UTC 2010
On Sat, 27 Feb 2010 12:24:55 +0900
Gryllida <gryllida at gmail.com> uttered these words:
> > A while back I was having that trouble on three different browsers
> > while on fb = Opera, FF & Chrome - and it was on Ubuntu.
> > Do the obvious first: dump your cache, clear your cookies - reboot.
> > Go to FB.
> > Wade
To those I'd add: get a good hosts file. It works on Linux and Windows.
An explanation of how this works in Windows can be found at:
The hosts file there is one of the best around and help prevent you
from being redirected to other sites. It can be got at:
Under Linux, this is how to add that hosts file.
1. Copy all the text file on the above webpage.
2. Get your existing hosts file up in a text editor with root
privileges. For those of you using gedit as your text editor, put this
in your terminal:
sudo gedit /etc/hosts
3. Add the copied text *underneath* the existing text (do *not* remove
the existing text).
3. Remove the line from the copied text just below the commented text
(because its duplicated above at the start)
4. Save the file.
If you're trying to make your system more secure, I'd suggest getting a
good filtering proxy (such as Privoxy) as well, but to see if you are
being redirected to a "nasty" site, this will help.
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