I am new to linux and I have kubuntu 15.10. I connect to a internet network at my university which has proxy settings. So wanted to know how to make changes at the Kubuntu system level for this proxy.

I went to System Settings > Network > Proxy and in the available options, I chose the manual options (Use Manually Specified Proxy Configuration) and entered the appropriate values. [At the firefox side, I have set "Use System Proxy".] But this setting is not working. If I enter the appropriate values in the firefox network settings, I am able to connect to the internet.

Can someone please tell how to make system level proxy changes? And also, why the configuration I set at Network>Proxy>Manual Proxy does not work?

Thanks for your time!

  • A similar question has been asked before. But sadly, it does not have an answer :( askubuntu.com/questions/644749/… – Varun Dec 22 '15 at 8:14
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  • @muru - Thanks for the suggestion. But my question is for Kubuntu; and the answer you suggested is for Ubuntu. I had ubuntu 3 days back and I knew where to set the system level network proxy. But in Kubuntu, even if I change at the system settings>network>proxy, its not reflecting for firefox. So, I think my problem might be different. – Varun Dec 22 '15 at 8:42
  • It's a command line method. Works the same on Ubuntu. – muru Dec 22 '15 at 8:42
  • Thanks! I will see how to do that. Excuse for troubling you again - so the method of providing proxies in the system settings UI does not work? – Varun Dec 22 '15 at 8:54

for the proxy settings you can see in https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Proxyserver in my environment that worked fine

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    Thanks! But the site is in german, which I cant understand. And moreover, going by the screenshots given there, I think I have done something similar. But surprised that my settings are not working. – Varun Dec 22 '15 at 9:32

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