I have been having a problem recently that I can not connect to Google on my laptop. Google.com, gmail.com, nothing. I have tried firefox and epiphany web browsers. It is not my internet connection as I can access it on another computer. I am running XUbuntu 7.10, recently upgraded, (the problem started just after this). One other thing that might be a problem is I was trying to get SSL to work on Pidgin and I was installing SSL libraries. I did not remove any however.