View Full Version : [ubuntu] Failed to Fetch AND no servers found

August 8th, 2008, 10:48 AM
installing or updating software is not working...
I get Failed to Fetch... etc etc etc

I've checked countless pages and none solve my problem.
- I have enabled every repository I can see (using the gui, not by directly editing the file)
- I AM connected to the internet (using same connection to write this)
- when I try 'select best server' I get "no suitable download server was found"

I am connecting through a proxy in the office (maybe this is the problem?) However when I used gutsy gibbon (I upgraded to Hardy Heron) this connection was fine.

Any thoughts? (PS. I am relatively new (few months) to linux and pretty clueless about network connections). Thanks


August 8th, 2008, 11:26 AM
OK, seems it was to do with the proxy.

I had only set up the proxy server to operate with FireFox (edit/preferences/advanced/settings)

What I SHOULD HAVE done is gone into system/control centre/internet and network/network proxy

and changed the proxy settings there.
Basically I could access internet cos firefox was using proxy, but update manager etc was not.

(if you don't have control centre go into system/preferences/main menu to activate it on your menus)

Hope this helps others