Problems resolving sites in browsers under KDE

E. Eusey elcoocooi at
Mon May 10 14:04:12 PDT 2004

I'm curious to see if you've had any success with the solutions offered so 
far.  I'm having similar issues with Firefox 0.8 in KDE 3.2 on 5.2.1: the 
browser hangs at random times when attempting to resolve hostnames.  I 
thought it was some weird reverse-dns issue, or maybe something to do with 
the fact that I'm forced to use an unofficial driver for my NForce2 NIC 
(net/nvnet --  But then, like you 
wrote, Lynx works just fine.  I've tried ifconfig the media type with no 
success.  (Anyone?)


On Saturday 08 May 2004 10:31 pm, Dragoncrest wrote:
>          Still looking for answers.  If anyone has any ideas, I would be
> very grateful to hear them.  Thanks.
> At 10:09 AM 5/7/04 -0400, Dragoncrest wrote:
> >         Just recently I've started having a DNS issue of sorts on two of
> > my workstations running KDE 3.2 on Freebsd 4.9 and using both Mozilla and
> > Firebird for browsers.  What happens is I'll be surfing around and
> > suddenly I'll hit something and I can't go forward, I can't go back, I
> > can't go anywhere.  It just sits there saying "resolving host
> >" and does this for like 30 seconds, then finally it resolves
> > it and continues on.  Then it'll gag again on something else in the page
> > as it's loading and do that all over again.  Then I might be fine for
> > another 5-15 minutes before it does it again.  When this happens I can
> > jump into a console either via KDE or control-alt-f1 and I can surf all I
> > want to using lynx, I can resolve sites, I can telnet, or do whatever I
> > want.  But my browsers just sit there and look stupid.  Is there
> > something I'm missing?  What could be causing this.  It's been occuring
> > periodically before this, but it's really gotten bad now.  So far all I
> > can tell that's affected is Mozilla and Firebird.  Any ideas guys?
> >
> >         Oh, yes.  I did test this in Konqueror and it's doing the same
> > thing in there too.  So the issue is not unique to just Mozilla and
> > Firebird.  But from what I can see, not much else is affected on the
> > network level.  Is there ways I can test things in KDE that might give me
> > some more information as to what's causing this?  Or is there some
> > network setting somewhere that I should look at?  Maybe something that
> > might affect my ability to surf smoothly?  I know it's not my internet
> > connection because I can surf just fine in my windows box that sits right
> > next ot it on the same net connection.  Any input would be welcome.
> >
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