anybody else having problems with youtube?

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http://ubuntuforums.org – this isn't any kind of software issue. it's not about how to get adobe flash properly working, or what kind of graphics adapter i have. i just can't connect to youtube. i tried different browsers, cleared my hosts file and restarted, but still nothing. even if i try to ping www.youtube.com i get 'unknown host' i can connect to any other website. AND, i can connect to youtube on the same machine, as long as i reboot into windows. i though it'd be something i bricked, so i tried booting from a debian live cd, and a ubuntu live cd, and i still can't get youtube. so, it's not the (Hardware)