Failed Firefox connection

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Wed Sep 14 18:26:45 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-09-14 at 19:26 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 14/09/11 18:33, Alan Duval wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > My taskbar shows that I have an internet connection
> What exactly on your "taskbar" is showing that you have internet connection?
> Or is it that whatever in on your taskbar is simply showing that your 
> computer is connected to the modem - but has nothing to do with being 
> connected to the internet.
> > but Firefox isn't able to connect with the internet lately.
> > Don't know if this happened after I installed a DVD copying program.
> Why should installing a DVD copying program have anything to do with 
> connecting to the internet? What are your reasons for concluding this 
> and asking this question?
> > Any suggestions as to how to get Firefox connecting again?
> > Thunderbird also cant connect.
> Inability to connect to your ISP is usually caused by having incorrect 
> settings - including account name and password - in your modem's 
> configuration or the wrong settings in your Firefox and Thunderbird 
> configuration. Have you checked these out to ensure that they are correct?

DNS too... there should be some sort of entries into /etc/resolv.conf?

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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