I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and Facebook pictures are not showing up.
I tried all browsers but still can't solve my problem.
Does someone have similar problem? Is there any way to fix this?
I was encouraged to turn my comments into an answer by Beqa Arabuli and fossfreedom. I posted the solution first in the comments, but bigbadonk420 just put a similar answer. Nevertheless, because it was my idea initially it is legitimate to put another answer here.
It is most likely not an Ubuntu problem as you have changed browsers, reinstalled the OS and done everything that could reasonably be done. The fact that your ping to
That is why other internet sites are fine, but facebook is affected; there must be some kind of misconfiguration in your isp's dns records, or they are blocking the Facebook cdn for some reason. If they are using a transparent proxy perhaps the facebook cdns are getting swept up with that. Anyway, it is impossible to know the exact reason without contacting your isp.
However, the best thing to do is to try an alternative dns; there are several alternatives, but probably the best is
It's almost certainly a connection issue and not mainly a distro issue, unless you have changed the DNS settings on your computer. I see you've already pinged
If you do get a correct IP adress and it still does not respond to ping, then the problem is in your network. You need to eliminate eventual culprits like routers or switches, try using ethernet cables if you're using wifi and so on.
If you still can't ping this IP from a "clean" connection (no routers or anything at your house that can create this error) you need to contact your ISP and report a routing error.
In my case I had a Firewall Blocking the network where the pictures live. The facebook pictures were serving up as blank rectangles with either red X's or a blue pic icon, but no picture. The picture servers seem to live in Ireland at a subset of fbcdn.net. I unblocked 126.96.36.199/16 outbound for both tcp ports 80 and 443. After this all of the pics showed up.
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