New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Apps and Games Discussion of applications and games available for Mac OS X.

Safari issues


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
melmation

 
melmation's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 01, 2006
Location: Sheffield, England
Posts: 223
melmation has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro 1st Gen with upgraded Ram and Hard drive

melmation is offline
Hello,

I am writing on behalf of a friend who I was out with on Saturday night. He said he was having issues with Safari on his MacBook Pro running 10.5.

Basically Safari won't connect to the internet or at least that is what it seems like. I haven't seen the problem on his laptop, only heard it from him so I can't be very specific, but he says when he opens safari and is connected to the internet via airport, Safari displays the old "couldn't find the server" page.

He has Firefox installed and it runs fine nad connects no problem. I asked him had he rest safari and he said he had, and when he clicks on the network diagnostics link within the failed to find server page, all the the lights are green for connection.

So I wondered has anyone had this issue and what would people recommend trying to do to fix the problem?

Thank you in advance for any sugestions,

Mel

MacBook Pro 1.83Ghz 2Gb RAM 320Gb hard drive
iPhone 4 16Gb
iPod photo 20Gb
QUOTE Thanks
louishen

 
louishen's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 22, 2007
Location: London
Posts: 8,933
louishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver

louishen is online now
Is he simply typing in the page wrong and that webpage simply doesn't exist

Has he tries any other pages, like apple.com that are known to be there
QUOTE Thanks
rob.h

 
rob.h's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 24, 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 90
rob.h will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 2G Mac Pro, 6Gb RAM, Lotsa HD space, 24" Samsung LCD

rob.h is offline
He should check his proxy settings. It looks like Safari uses whatever proxy is set in the System Preferences under Network, Advanced, Proxies. However, Firefox can have it's own proxy srver settings configured separately (look under Firefox - Preferences - Advanced - Network - Settings).

If the two are different, then he wants to set the System Preferences to match what is set in Firefox.
QUOTE Thanks
melmation

 
melmation's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 01, 2006
Location: Sheffield, England
Posts: 223
melmation has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro 1st Gen with upgraded Ram and Hard drive

melmation is offline
Tank you for your responses.

To the first reply, Safari reads everything as dead, even google.com so it's not a mis-spelling of a web address.

Second reply, thank you, I have emailed him with your info to see if that works. I'll come back and let you know what happens!

Mel

MacBook Pro 1.83Ghz 2Gb RAM 320Gb hard drive
iPhone 4 16Gb
iPod photo 20Gb
QUOTE Thanks
mac57

 
mac57's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 29, 2006
Location: St. Somewhere
Posts: 4,560
mac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, 256 GB SSD, 2 TB HDD, 8 GB RAM

mac57 is offline
I have seen similar problems from time to time, but only on Leopard. Safari will report that it cannot find the server, no matter what URL you are trying to visit. So far, simply exiting and restarting Safari (3.1) has resolved this issue for me when it crops up.

My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
My iStuff: 64GB iPhone 5, 64GB iPad4, 30GB iPod Video, 16GB iPod Touch
My OS': Mac OS X Lion, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Tiger, Mac OS 9.2.2, openSUSE 10.3
I was on the Mac-Forums honor roll for September 2007
QUOTE Thanks
melmation

 
melmation's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 01, 2006
Location: Sheffield, England
Posts: 223
melmation has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro 1st Gen with upgraded Ram and Hard drive

melmation is offline
Hi Guys,

Well, thank you rob.h he tried what you said and it worked!! thank you for helping me help my friend. He was kind of shocked that I remembered him telling me about it as we were out at a party, but I hate it when people have problems with their mac and LOVE to be able to help them.

SO thank you all!

Mel

MacBook Pro 1.83Ghz 2Gb RAM 320Gb hard drive
iPhone 4 16Gb
iPod photo 20Gb
QUOTE Thanks
dimlocator

 
Member Since: May 05, 2008
Posts: 6
dimlocator is on a distinguished road

dimlocator is offline
I have exactly the same problem, which has suddenly appeared. Could it also be affecting the widgets, which now don't work either? Basically, Safari won't connect for the internet.

Firefox works fine though, where I have the proxies set to "direct connection to the internet". I work through the dialogue windows to the proxy settings through System Preferences &/or Network: which of the boxes should I tick? (there's FTP Proxy, Web Proxy, Secure Web Proxy, SOCKS Proxy, Gopher Proxy & Automatic Proxy Configuration). I've tried ticking "Automatic Proxy Configuration", but, bizarrely this does not stay.

I can live without Safari (Firefox works better for more poorly designed sites), but not widgets. TIA
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Mail app: advance to next message function? | Address Book and Mapping My Contacts? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Hotmail issues with Safari? code777 OS X - Apps and Games 13 08-16-2009 05:24 PM
Web Page Load Issues with Safari Tri3 OS X - Operating System 2 03-11-2008 12:39 PM
Safari issues!!! B&O OS X - Apps and Games 1 02-05-2008 09:40 PM
Safari Issues djlee12 OS X - Operating System 3 11-06-2006 06:54 PM
Safari 10.4.8 - Issues TheChemist OS X - Apps and Games 12 10-05-2006 12:50 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:25 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?