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Kondry
April 5th, 2011, 10:49 PM
I'm trying to install new programs from the Ubuntu Software Center, but I always get errors such as "Check your internet connection"

I have tried these steps :
My steps were:
System>Administration>Software Sources
I had "Proprietary Drivers" and "Software Restricted by copyright or legal issues" checked.
I unchecked the two of these. I then went to the Authentication tab. I clicked "restore defaults", although nothing changed.
I closed the window, and tried the Software manager again.
Worked like a charm. Don't know how the settings were changed in the first place, but whatever. Hope it helps somebody browsing, since at this moment, this is google's #1 result for the error message.

Didn't work, all that did was replace the download button, with "Use This Source"

Can anyone help me?

mrgs
April 5th, 2011, 11:19 PM
If you boot the machine, can you install the same packages through Synaptic?

Kondry
April 6th, 2011, 12:11 AM
If you boot the machine, can you install the same packages through Synaptic?

No, I am not able to install the packages through Synaptic.

Kondry
April 7th, 2011, 10:06 AM
BUMP, still need help with this guys.

oldos2er
April 7th, 2011, 08:43 PM
What type of internet connection do you have? Is it working correctly? Can you run cat /etc/apt/sources.list and post the output here?

shimrodmimir
April 7th, 2011, 09:33 PM
I've been having exactly the same problem for a couple of days now, can't even update properly. Other PPA's work fine, but the amd64 PPA for ubuntu does not.

cat /etc/apt/sources.list gives me:

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 10.10 _Maverick Meerkat_ - Release amd64 (20101007)]/ maverick main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-updates main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick universe
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-updates universe
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-updates multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-updates multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu maverick partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu maverick partner

## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
## developers who want to ship their latest software.
deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick main
deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick main

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-security main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-security main restricted
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-security universe
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-security universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-security multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-security multiverse

Inferius
August 26th, 2011, 02:44 PM
I recently had the same problem, but solved it by changing the download mirror that the Ubuntu Software Center was using.

With Software Center opened, go to Edit > Software Sources... (you will be asked for Admin password). In the proceeding window, from the "Download from:" drop-down menu, select "Other". Choose a new mirror yourself, or select the option to test them all and automatically select the best.