View Full Version : No internet in openbox or blackbox on F8

13th February 2008, 09:57 PM
I'm having a problem accessing the internet when using openbox and blackbox in F8. I get no connection through Firefox or Opera.

I have no problems with the network when using the same installation of F8 in KDE. Those are the only window managers or DEs I've used in F8.

I installed from the live F8 KDE CD and then updated through yum. The system has all updates currently available.

Are there packages I'm missing needed to access the network in X?

13th February 2008, 11:01 PM
If you can access the network in KDE you should be able to access it in bb, but the configuration may be the problem. I don't know whether NetworkManager would be properly started and managed with bb (probably not) since dbus may not be running. What you can do is configure your network directly with system-config-network (if you're using wireless then wpa_supplicant rather than networkmanager). If you've already done this then you may have shell environment issues causing this. Check the value of the HTTP_PROXY environment variable to see if all your network traffic is trying to find a proxy that doesn't exist.

14th February 2008, 02:49 AM
LordMorgul, thanks for the reply.

system-config-network looked fine, the same as in KDE, but I'm not clear where HTTP_PROXY is set. I'm guessing somewhere in /etc?

14th February 2008, 03:47 AM


I think this should list all the environment variables.

14th February 2008, 05:06 AM
Or echo $HTTP_PROXY or echo $http_proxy in your current shell (a login shell like you're using to start firefox, or try starting firefox in a shell rather than by a launcher if you're unsure how its being launched). If I'm not mistaken many apps will respect any case in http_proxy.

To be clear, you should not normally have this variable set at all. You can clear it with unset http_proxy or unset HTTP_PROXY.

14th February 2008, 05:17 AM
That did it. I'm in openbox now.

For those unfamiliar with environment variables, info env is a good introduction.

Bslagowski, Andrew - thank you.