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I enjoy going along to Distrowatch and trying out different distro's but everytime i've tried clicking on a link to get to the site all i get is: Server not found? This has been going on for at least a day. Is Distrowatch nolonger available?

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Hello John 44

 

I followed your link but still got the same result: Server not found?

 

I am running the SliTaz OS and using Firefox-9.0.1

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What link are you using? This works for me right now.

 

http://distrowatch.com/

 

works for me also

must be a setting you in your browser. i tried opera 11.60, google chrome 16.0.912.75 , and firefox 9.0.1 and all work fine

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Strange that because i am also using Firefox 9.0.1 + Midori 0.2.4 and i can't get to the Distrwatch site with either browser. Must be someone who knows what's causing the problem surely?

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I installed the slitaz rolling ver from http://mirror.slitaz.org/iso/rolling/slitaz-core-4in1.iso then downloaded firefox-custom-9.0.1.tazpkg from https://fs.hlrs.de/projects/live-ptd/index.html . I then did as root:

 

tazpkg remove firefox

 

then:

 

tazpkg install firefox-custom-9.0.1.tazpkg

 

Firefox 9.0.1 was then in the apps/internet menu and it displays http://distrowatch.com/ ok. :shrug:

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I originally installed Slitaz-3 stable and had a load of problems trying to run it the way i wanted. So i

did a fresh install with Slitaz-Core-4in1. The install was very fast. For some reason i was unable to

download Firefox 9.0.1 from the link you provided so i went to http://www.trixarian.net/slitaz and

i downloaded Firefox 4.0 and updated it to version 9.0.1.

 

With Slitaz-Core-4in1 i had no problem getting the default media player to work and i could even

watch YouTube video's without any problem.

 

The only problem i have encountered so far is the screen resolution which is set at "800x600"

When i would want "1024x768".

 

By the way even with Firefox 9.0.1 up and running i still can't access the Distrowatch site lol

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it sure sounds like its being blocked someplace. do you have a router? if so and you may want to check in the admin settings and see if its blocked there.

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I have a Netgear DG834G router and i have even checked the "Block Sites" section and could find no mention of Distrowatch there. I have even checked the HOSTS file. I still can't access the distrowatch site?

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Maybe they've blacklisted your IP. Try using a proxy.

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I had been using a Netgear DG834G router so i changed the router to a D-Link DSL-2640R but with the same result? Why would the Distrowatch site ban my IP for? I only go to the site to read up on different Linux distro's.

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Have even tried to ping the distrowatch site using ping www.distrowatch.com and got the following output:

ping unknown host www.distrowatch.com

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Doesn't sound to my like an issue with your computer, but more network or isp problem.

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You can edit /etc/resolv.conf and add the following as dns servers

 

nameserver 4.2.2.1

nameserver 4.2.2.2

nameserver 4.2.2.3

nameserver 4.2.2.4

 

Or put them directly into your router.

 

I use them in my router, then any computer I connect to my network use those numbers.

Edited by Bruce

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Have finally managed to configure the router and changed theDNS servers. Can now visit Distrowatch.com whenever i choose lol Thanks for all the help and advice everyone.

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