Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 64 Bit IPv6 problems

I’ve installed Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid on a core 2 Duo Acer Aspire, going for the 64bit version for the first time and am having loads of problems with IPv6. 2 Instances; firstly Firefox would not connect to a website. I could see it resolving the Domain Name then nothing just a “cannot connect to server” error message. A bit of googling led me to change the IPv6 Setting. In the address bar do ‘about:config’ then filter on ‘ipv6’. you should be presented with the item network.dns.disableIPv6 set this to true and bingo Firefox connects.

Second time was trying to get DVD playing working. This needs libdvdcss to be installed. Follow this guide https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs except that you need to edit the shell script to force wget into ipv4 mode using the -4 option. the code line should look like this once done.

set +e # prevent this from stopping everything
wget -4 “${sitert}dists/${dist}/free/binary-${arch}/Packages” -O “$CSSTMP”/Packages && \

If you are not sure, open a terminal window, “sudo gedit /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh” edit and save then run it.

Not completely sure why but it works!

So install VLC and I can watch movies to my hearts content!

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