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Konqueror needs to stop IPv6 somehow

Firefox (and Iceweasel, which I actually use, on Debian Sid) can avoid using IPv6 which speeds up dramatically the browsing experience, for me. But with Konqueror on KDE 4.3.4 on Debian Sid, I cannot figure out how to do this, and page loads take forever.

Konqueror has great support for browsing every network connection type, not just http(s), but the IPv6 support kills it for me as a Web (http) browser. I use it to browse all kinds of other network protocols tho (and Dolphin as well).

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  • How to configure your Raspberry Pi OS to use it for the first time - LinuxStoney

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  • rpm2cpio utility fixed

    I downloaded a Fedora rpm file, and was unable to open it. Hmmm, we had this problem ages ago, see this blog post in 2011: https://bkhome.org/archive/blog2/201106/busybox-39rpm2cpio39-fails.html And a fix for Xarchive in 2018: https://bkhome.org/news/201812/fix-rpm-extraction-in-xarchive.html EasyOS has the busybox 'rpm2cpio' applet, and that is still broken. The 'exploderpm' script doesn't seem to work either.

  • Fixing choppy video and chunky font quality in Firefox installed via Flathub in openSUSE

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  • How To Install osTicket on AlmaLinux 8 - idroot

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If you install Windows 11 on an unsupported PC, you will not get updates

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XWayland GLX Path Enables sRGB Support

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Why do programmers prefer to use Linux?

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