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Hi all. Currently running PCLinuxOS. This has been a solid install and I've had no problems until now. Out of the blue, Firefox (1.06) will not connect to any site. ...
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    Stumped by Firefox


    Hi all.

    Currently running PCLinuxOS. This has been a solid install and I've had no problems until now.

    Out of the blue, Firefox (1.06) will not connect to any site. I have no problems with anything else that connects to the net though (ie konqueror, kmail etc). The preferences are set correctly for a direct connection.
    I've completely uninstalled and re-installed and deleted the ~/.mozilla directory to no avail.

    If anyone has any ideas, I'm all ears...

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    Ok, I figured it out.

    It seems a LOT of people are having problems with 1.06 in both windows and Linux. After some more checking I entered an IP address (numerical) into the address bar. Hmmm... That worked. I then checked the /etc/hosts file. What a mishmash of borked garbage. It appears that the synaptic upgrade of Firefox made it go BOOM! Re-nstalled a fresh MVPS hosts file.

    All works well now.

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