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OK,So a weird thing happened today. After booting up my mint 13 cinnamon, I am unable to surf the internet from my browsers.Chrome said there's DNS error. So i pinged ...
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    DNS Error


    OK,So a weird thing happened today.
    After booting up my mint 13 cinnamon, I am unable to surf the internet from my browsers.Chrome said there's DNS error.
    So i pinged google by name as well as by IP.Only the latter was successful.
    Booted up my Win7 and searched for this issue.Most of the people has this issue resolved when they commented out the dnsmasq line in the NetworkManager.conf file.
    Didn't work for me though.
    So now I'm stuck up with Win7.

    Any ideas how to resolve this?
    BTW,i was happily browsing internet till yesterday.
    Last edited by getanshub4u; 10-21-2012 at 12:28 PM. Reason: More info

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    Hi, and welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by getanshub4u
    Most of the people has this issue resolved when they commented out the dnsmasq line in the NetworkManager.conf file.
    Hmmm, I'm not sure what that could have to do with it, unless you run your own DNS.

    Can you, from Win7 run this command:
    Code:
    ipconfig /all
    And look in that output for lines containing DNS or nameserver? It should have two, each with an IP address. Write those addresses down.

    Then from Mint, run:
    Code:
    cat /etc/resolv.conf
    It should have at least two lines with
    nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

    These should be the same between Windows and Linux.

    Can you ping those nameserver addresses from Linux? And, if there's differences between Windows and Linux, try pinging those addresses as well. Post results here...
    Can't tell an OS by it's GUI

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    Hey! that helped.
    There was no resolv.conf in the etc directory so i created it and put google's dns-8.8.8.8.
    Now i can browse .Posting this reply from ma linux mint.Thanks again.

    But i have got another problem now.The text/font seems all broken(badly rendered) in all the webpages in both firefox and chrome.How do i fix it?

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