I installed Fedora 16 (amd64) on a new HP p7-1220 desktop computer, on a second hard disk, and it seems to be mostly okay, except for one big problem: I can't browse to web sites outside my local network.
(I posted some of this on a different subforum, where it was misplaced, and I'm repeating it here. I hope that's okay.)
Here is what I've done to try to diagnose or fix the problem:
- ping to my local router works, and ping to a named non-local server works (e.g. lists.fedoraproject.org).
- I could download software during installation, and I can download new programs now -- I downloaded the Midori GTK browser.
- Firefox seems to be working normally, except that I can't browse to any non-local site -- I get the message "Firefox can't find a server at ...". But I can browse to the web page of my router on my local network, giving its IP numbered address.
- I changed Firefox's proxy setting to "no proxy" (I don't go through a proxy). Didn't help.
- Midori seems to have exactly the same problem as Firefox. I tried changing its proxy setting to "no proxy" also. Didn't help.
- The IP numbers given for the network interface info for my address, DNS, etc., are what I expect -- I don't see a problem.
- I also have an Ubuntu system on this computer (I'm using it now) which doesn't have any such problem with browsing.