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Joe 1
December 13th, 2012, 05:34 PM
Hi all,

when clicking on 'install updates' I get an error message "Failed to download repository information... check your Internet connection."

Also,is there a way to reset the system back to 'factory default'?

I have problems with audio/video and reinstall Nvidia drivers on a weekly basis.

sudo apt-get update

Fetched 18.7 MB in 1min 1s (302 kB/s)
W: Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/dists/precise-getdeb/Release.gpg Unable to connect to archive.getdeb.net:http:

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/dists/precise-getdeb/apps/source/Sources Unable to connect to archive.getdeb.net:http:

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/dists/precise-getdeb/apps/binary-i386/Packages Unable to connect to archive.getdeb.net:http:

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/dists/precise-getdeb/apps/i18n/Translation-en_CA Unable to connect to archive.getdeb.net:http:

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/dists/precise-getdeb/apps/i18n/Translation-en Unable to connect to archive.getdeb.net:http:

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Will appreciate your help.

Joe

UltimateCat
December 13th, 2012, 05:40 PM
Are you having trouble with your internet connection staying connected?

One reason why your Update Manager could be failing to fetch the updates from the Repositories is 1- your connection is failing and 2-your sources.list may not have all of the http:// repository address it needs. Check on your sources list.

Do you have a wired or wireless connection?

Depending on what Editor you use (I use Nano) you can add to and edit your sources list.

UltimateCat
December 13th, 2012, 05:45 PM
Articles that may help you to understand more.

The other thing could be is if you haven't done an update in a long time you can get that message. When you can do an update ASAP and and apt-get upgrade to your system.

http://www.linux-archive.org/ubuntu-desktop/504106-failed-fetch-updates.html
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110903104313AAJaoBY
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/failed-to-fetch-893831/
http://www.serkey.com/tag/failed-to-fetch-ubuntu/

Joe 1
December 13th, 2012, 06:05 PM
I have a wire connection but that's not the problem. This has started after I tried to install the last version driver from Nvidia due to Audio/Video problems:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

I guess I did something wrong and I don't know how to go back to fix this.

2sondad
December 14th, 2012, 04:12 AM
The archive.getdeb.net website has been down for several days. Other forums are recommending a mirror site for the update.

cigtoxdoc
December 14th, 2012, 01:48 PM
Also, the gods of Ubuntu have declared that gparted is so dangerous to my systems (12.04 LTS) that I am forbiddent to update it.

From time to time, other applications, are also labeled as too dangerous.

Where is individual responsibility?

John

ibjsb4
December 14th, 2012, 03:29 PM
Also, the gods of Ubuntu have declared that gparted is so dangerous to my systems (12.04 LTS) that I am forbiddent to update it.

From time to time, other applications, are also labeled as too dangerous.

Where is individual responsibility?

John

Don't know anything about the gods of ubuntu, but do know that you should start your own post and not hijack this one. Then maybe even do an update and post any errors that would show something more relevant than this post.

Frogs Hair
December 14th, 2012, 04:51 PM
There were problems two weeks ago and I think there is a different mirror in this thread. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2088127&page=2