Comment 28 for bug 274421

NSB (pressanykey) wrote :

Hello,

I solved the problem by opening the proxy setting window in the preference menu, ensuring the setting is "direct connection" and clicking on the button to apply the setting to all the system (I am working in french version so I don't have the exact button label in english).

Before:

$ gconftool -a /system/http_proxy
 use_authentication = false
 authentication_password =
 authentication_user =
 ignore_hosts = [localhost,127.0.0.0/8,*.local]
 use_http_proxy = true
 port = 8080
 use_same_proxy = false
 host =

After:

$ gconftool -a /system/http_proxy
 use_authentication = false
 authentication_password =
 authentication_user =
 ignore_hosts = [localhost,127.0.0.0/8,*.local]
 use_http_proxy = false
 port = 8080
 use_same_proxy = false
 host =

As you can see it changed the use_http_proxy to false. You may as well use gconf-editor for the job.

Hope this help.

NSB