Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • spinynorman

      Mandriva Official Documentation

      Official documentation for extant versions of Mandriva can be found at doc.mandriva.com.   Documentation for the latest release may take some time to appear there. You can install all the manuals from the main repository if you have Mandriva installed - files are prefixed mandriva-doc.
    • paul

      Forum software upgrade   10/29/17

      So you may have noticed the forum software has upgraded !!!
      A few things that have changed. We no longer have community blogs (was never really used) We no longer have a portal page.
      We can discuss this, and decide whether it is needed (It costs money) See this thread: Here

How to fix Firefox Browsing Problem

Recommended Posts

This post was made due to the frequency that this query comes up.


Firefox on some systems can sometimes have an issue in that it will not allow you to browse the web. However, using konqueror or an alternative browser seems to work fine, shows that it's not a network configuration issue.


It is however, a configuration issue within Firefox, and the way to resolve it is as follows.


1. Click in your url bar, and type "about:config" without the quotes.

2. In the Filter field type "ipv6" without the quotes.

3. The entry "network.dns.disableIPv6 should appear set as "false".

4. Double-click this entry, to set it to "true".


The browsing problem should now be resolved.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest hookieman

yupp., that fixed a problem that was driving me crazy.

I will drink a beer to honor you

Thank you

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest RJ Hythloday

Ubuntu had this problem and recent repositories of firefox include a ubuntu plugin that does this as well as a few other tweaks by default. I don't find that in the firefox addons though. Any thoughts?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

This really isn't something that you should need a plugin for, as it's a configuration change, not a new feature. Chances are the "plugin" that Ubuntu includes is either just their changes to the configuration or some internal piece. Though the code is probably download-able from their repositories, I don't know where...

Edited by tyme

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Firefox plugins are installed locally, at the user's profile, and so it's utterly unlikely that they can surpass the ipv6 issue mentioned by ianw1974 (which is a system-wide issue, and impossible to bypass by just installing a browser plugin).

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now