[Scottish] Fedora 4 Core and browsers problem

John Gordon Ollason john at houseofdeer.co.uk
Tue Nov 15 13:07:54 GMT 2005

Thanks for the information:

I have done quite a lot of burrowing about on the web (using Firefox) and  
discovered that the problem seems to be an epidemic of DNS servers that  
don't respond sensibly to IPv6 addresses. You can disable IPv6 in the  
preferences in Firefox and it works fine, but there doesn't seem to be a  
switch in Opera to do this, so the fix suggested, and it seems to work is  
to append the line

alias net-pf-10 off

to the /etc/modprobe.conf file.

This seems to work. (Might as well be abracadabra as far as I am  

Best wishes,

John O.

>    1. Re: (no subject) (Colin Fraser)

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> Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 18:34:02 +0000
> From: Colin Fraser <colin.fraser at riverfern.co.uk>
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> John,
> Can't say anything about opera but there are a number of preferences
> settings for firefox (and I presume similar for mozilla) at:
>     http://www.tweakfactor.com/articles/tweaks/firefoxtweak/4.html
> and
>     http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum21/8007.htm
> Should you consider going the firefox route (I'd recommend it) there's
> an extension called Fasterfox I found recently and I get very fast
> responses.
> Cheers,
> Colin
> John Gordon Ollason wrote:
>> Greetings,
>>     I have just undertaken a big upgrade of my PC: new motherboard,
>> more RAM, and decided to upgrade the operating system from RedHat 7.3
>> to Fedora Core 4. Everything seems to have worked except for one
>> oddity. Both Mozilla and Opera  load pages very erratically, sometimes
>> quickly, but mostly very slowly, slowly compared with the Iyonix I
>> have on the same network. Both computers are connected by ethernet
>> cables to a D-Link router ultimately to my account on plus.net. In
>> case the problem with Opera was an inappropriate version I downloaded
>> and installed the version for Fedora 4 today. That made no difference.
>> Has anybody any bright ideas about what could be going wrong?
>> Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
>> John O.
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