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    Re: Firefox slow loading on Gentoo

    Search list for host-name lookup.
    The search list is normally determined from the local domain
    name; by default, it contains only the local domain name.
    ....
    Note that this process may be slow and will generate a
    lot of network traffic if the servers for the listed domains are
    not local, and that queries will time out if no server is avail-
    able for one of the domains.
    Its basically a backup, it will search an entire domain for a dns server.

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    Re: Firefox slow loading on Gentoo

    So, in my case, I don't need it, correct? I can # it out?

    Also, could you post your /etc/hosts file for my reference?

    Thx.

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    Re: Firefox slow loading on Gentoo

    Code:
    nameserver 192.168.2.1
    search Belkin
    guess what brand my router is

    so first it checks 192.168.2.1 for dns info, then it goes and searches the for local domain names == Belkin (which is just 1, the router).

    You should use the resolv.conf generated by the livecd anyway, as per the isntall

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    Re: Firefox slow loading on Gentoo

    I'm not even going to pretend like I've read this whole thread but here is a question:

    Have you tried surfing on a non-Mozilla browser (Konqueror perhaps?) to see if its a config problem or an application problem.
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    Re: Firefox slow loading on Gentoo

    Quote Originally Posted by nuke
    Also, could you post your /etc/hosts file for my reference?

    Thx.
    Here's mine:

    Code:
    # Do not remove the following line, or various programs
    # that require network functionality will fail.
    127.0.0.1  jessie localhost.localdomain localhost
    127.0.0.1  ads.pcper.com
    127.0.0.1  ads.amdmb.com
    192.168.0.1  8RDA
    192.168.0.3  wilma
    192.168.0.3  ycrwilma
    192.168.0.4  bart
    The first line is vital and you must have it, the rest I've added myself. My machine name is jessie - yours will obviously be different.

    The next two ads lines basically kill the SLOW adds servers here at PCPer by pointing them at localhost and the rest are the other machines on my lan (all with static IPs). There are two entries for 192.168.0.3 as it's a dual boot and has two different machine names (in windows and linux). The missing entry for 192.168.0.2 is of course this machine (jessie)

    Ned

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    Re: Firefox slow loading on Gentoo

    Quote Originally Posted by edudlive
    I'm not even going to pretend like I've read this whole thread but here is a question:

    Have you tried surfing on a non-Mozilla browser (Konqueror perhaps?) to see if its a config problem or an application problem.
    Konq is abysmally slow.........I don't use it. But Mozilla and Opera did the same thing. Lately, browsing is "normal" again.............I really don't know what I did.................

    @Ned,

    Thanks for the /etc/hosts file.

    Can you explain the first line, point by point? 127.0.0.1 jessie I understand, but what is localhost.localdomain localhost? What is it doing?

    Now, do you have a domain name?

    I guess what I am asking is how I translate your setup into what I have. Perhaps it is easier if I list my specs.

    Ok, I have a workgroup WORKGROUP, I have no domain, and I use a Netgear router.

    I have three machines, all single boot.

    192.168.0.2 is tantalum
    192.168.0.3 is diamond
    192.168.0.4 is cobalt (linux box) All are static, defined in the router setup.

    So, let me take a stab at how my /etc/hosts SHOULD look, relative to yours, at least, as I understand:

    127.0.0.1 cobalt xxxxxxxxx the rest I am a little fuzzy on

    192.168.0.2 tantalum
    192.168.0.3 diamond
    Last question, I should NOT put a line 192.168.0.4 cobalt in /etc/hosts?

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    Re: Firefox slow loading on Gentoo

    Your hosts file on this machine should look like this then:

    127.0.0.1 cobalt localhost.localdomain localhost
    192.168.0.2 tantalum
    192.168.0.3 diamond

    Mine (1st line) was generated automatically. I, like you, am not on a domain, just a workgroup and also have a netgear router.

    You don't need an entry for the current machine (192.168.0.4 colbolt), only other machines on your lan. Any traffic for this machine goes through localhost, not 192.168.0.4. (not sure I explained that very well) Basically, now you will be able to connect to the other machines on your lan by using their names instead of the full IP address (although sometimes I think WINS on a samba network can perform this function also).

    For example, ping tantalum should now work whereas before you would have got a message like ping: unknown host tantalum

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    Re: Firefox slow loading on Gentoo

    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Slider
    Your hosts file on this machine should look like this then:

    127.0.0.1 cobalt localhost.localdomain localhost
    192.168.0.2 tantalum
    192.168.0.3 diamond

    Mine (1st line) was generated automatically. I, like you, am not on a domain, just a workgroup and also have a netgear router.

    You don't need an entry for the current machine (192.168.0.4 colbolt), only other machines on your lan. Any traffic for this machine goes through localhost, not 192.168.0.4. (not sure I explained that very well) Basically, now you will be able to connect to the other machines on your lan by using their names instead of the full IP address (although sometimes I think WINS on a samba network can perform this function also).

    For example, ping tantalum should now work whereas before you would have got a message like ping: unknown host tantalum
    That seems to work! Thx Ned. I am going to stop playing now, until something gets broke!

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    Re: Firefox slow loading on Gentoo

    No problem nuke

    So how's the firefox issue - is it still slow or does it seem to be fixed now?

    Ned

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    Re: Firefox slow loading on Gentoo

    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Slider
    No problem nuke

    So how's the firefox issue - is it still slow or does it seem to be fixed now?

    Ned
    It seems fixed now. I really don't know what the issue was. I did so many things, it is hard to figure out. Even Konq seems to work ok now, although, I rarely use Konq.

    I use Mozilla and Firefox mainly, although I have Opera installed as well.

    At least I have a better understanding of the net conf files now.

    The only thing I can't get to work now is the PDF plugin...........

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    Re: Firefox slow loading on Gentoo

    Great

    The only thing I can't get to work now is the PDF plugin...........
    Are you using Acrobat?

    I have a symlink in my firefox/plugins directory pointing to nppdf.so which is located in /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so (or where ever you have Acrobat installed). For version 7, there was no extra plugin to install as there was with previous versions, it was included in the main Acrobat 7 package.

    Obviously you'll need the symlink in the plugin folder for each browser if you're using more than one

    Ned

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    Re: Firefox slow loading on Gentoo

    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Slider
    Great



    Are you using Acrobat?

    I have a symlink in my firefox/plugins directory pointing to nppdf.so which is located in /usr/local/Adobe/Acrobat7.0/Browser/intellinux/nppdf.so (or where ever you have Acrobat installed). For version 7, there was no extra plugin to install as there was with previous versions, it was included in the main Acrobat 7 package.

    Obviously you'll need the symlink in the plugin folder for each browser if you're using more than one

    Ned
    I copied the .so file to each of the browsers plugin directories, but no go. There is no error, the pdf document simply doesn't display. I just get a blank browser screen.

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    Re: Firefox slow loading on Gentoo

    Quote Originally Posted by nuke
    I copied the .so file to each of the browsers plugin directories, but no go. There is no error, the pdf document simply doesn't display. I just get a blank browser screen.
    You could try reinstalling Acrobat I guess.

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    Re: Firefox slow loading on Gentoo

    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Slider
    You could try reinstalling Acrobat I guess.
    Eh, no biggie. PDF in a browser is kind of annoying anyways.

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    Re: Firefox slow loading on Gentoo

    Quote Originally Posted by nuke
    Eh, no biggie. PDF in a browser is kind of annoying anyways.

    Yeah it really is, I prefer to save them and open them in KPDF
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