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September 22nd, 2012, 06:37 AM

I get the following error message when attempting to download the updates from the update manager.

Error message: Failed to download package files - Check your Internet connection.
If someone could help me with this, I would appreciate it a lot.

However, my internet connection works just fine as usual.

Thanks in advance for your help all.


lsb_release -a
LSB Version: core-2.0-ia32:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-ia32:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-ia32:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-ia32:core-4.0-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.04
Release: 11.04
Codename: natty

Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu/pool/main/n/nvidia-graphics-drivers/nvidia-current_302.17-0ubuntu1~natty~xup1_i386.deb 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/pool/main/g/google-chrome-stable/google-chrome-stable_20.0.1132.43-r143823_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/c/clamav/libclamav6_0.97.5+dfsg-1ubuntu0.11.04.2_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/c/clamav/clamav-base_0.97.5+dfsg-1ubuntu0.11.04.2_all.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/c/clamav/clamav-freshclam_0.97.5+dfsg-1ubuntu0.11.04.2_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/c/clamav/clamav_0.97.5+dfsg-1ubuntu0.11.04.2_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox/firefox-globalmenu_13.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox/firefox_13.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox/firefox-gnome-support_13.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox/firefox-locale-en_13.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb/pool/main/g/google-talkplugin/google-talkplugin_3.1.4.0-1_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu/pool/main/n/nvidia-settings/nvidia-settings_302.17-0ubuntu1~natty~xup3_i386.deb 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://deb.opera.com/opera/pool/non-free/o/opera/opera_12.00.1467_i386.deb 404 Not Found

September 22nd, 2012, 06:50 AM
open a termainal copy paste each command and post back any errors

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get distro-upgrade

September 22nd, 2012, 07:13 AM
Hi Lincoln,

Thank you very much for getting back to me so quickly.
In the upgrade process, I got errors... with the nvidia
Looks like the system is correcting those...

I will get back to you shortly.


September 22nd, 2012, 07:27 AM
Ok Lincoln,

It looks like I could only successfully run the first command.

Here are the results:

sudo apt-get update
result: Fetched 1,734 kB in 5s (297 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done

sudo apt-get upgrade
Setting up koffice (1:2.3.3-0ubuntu4.1) ...
Setting up libmono-system-web2.0-cil (2.6.7-5ubuntu3.1) ...
Setting up libmono-wcf3.0-cil (2.6.7-5ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
Processing triggers for menu ...
Processing triggers for python-central ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
icedtea-netx icedtea-plugin icedtea6-plugin linux-generic
linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
2 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
Setting up nvidia-173 (173.14.30-0ubuntu1.2) ...
dpkg: error processing nvidia-173 (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Setting up nvidia-current (304.43-0ubuntu1~natty~xup1) ...
update-alternatives: error: alternative link /usr/share/man/man1/nvidia-xconfig.1.gz is already managed by i386-linux-gnu_gl_conf.
dpkg: error processing nvidia-current (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Hope this helps. THanks

September 22nd, 2012, 07:59 AM
Lincoln, would it be advisable to proceed with following commands that I found on a forum a few minutes ago...

sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-current dkms


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dkms nvidia-current

Would it risk to blank my screen completely?
What do you think?

September 30th, 2012, 04:44 AM
Lincoln, thank you very much for your help. I finally had it fixed after months of issues...
ikonia from irc.ubuntu actually pointed me in the right direction:

By removing the checkmarks to prevent NVIDIA products to update (supposedly the NVIDIA applications were no longer available from the Ubuntu repos), this allowed the system to install all the other updates normally.

Thank you both for your help gentlemen.

Pete, StepNjump.