View Full Version : [ubuntu] Update - I can't

August 15th, 2010, 07:38 PM
Can anyone help me with this problem?:confused: My Update Manager says that I have new updates. I click on U M and then click on install updates. I am then asked to enter password. I do this and it seems as if the computer is doing something and then ... nothing. What am I doing wrong?

August 15th, 2010, 07:42 PM
Welcome to the forums! You can get more detailed messages if you go to Applications, Accessories, Terminal and use the following commands. Copy & paste the output here so we can see what's going on.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Paul Wotherwell
August 18th, 2010, 12:37 PM
I had exactly this problem, which was fixed by running the terminal commands.

I think I had been using the wrong password, which just produces a silent abort of Update Manager, instead of my normal account login password.