Ubuntu 11.10, Kernel 3.0.0-20.34
Both Chromium and Firefox are stuck "waiting for www.whatever.com" to load until they time-out.
Both of these browsers can load these websites if I navigate to the IP address rather than the host-name.
Lynx (text mode) does not have this problem.
Ubuntu software centre can search for software without issue, but fails to install.
Using apt-get via the command line I am told that none of the packages "could be verified" but as long as I choose to continue, then I can install with no further issue. (guessing that's where software centre falls down)
I have now used apt-get to install a web browser I discovered on the software centre called 'Arora' which worked without any issues for the first few sites, and now stops loading at 10% every time.
Update manager will not update because "requires installation of untrusted packages". I am guessing its the "could not be verified" issue from command line apt-get.
5% [Waiting for headers]...
So I am stuck with kernel version 3.0.0-20.34. I was hoping a kernel update might fix it.
ping works with host-names, without issue.
I believe these are all symptoms of the same problem. If they are not then I am sorry for asking multiple questions in one thread.
Any suggestions welcome, thanks for reading.
I forced grub to load and booted into the one previous kernel version I have (3.0.0-19). This did not resolve the issue.