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May 16th, 2008, 03:49 AM

the red button on the top says "A problem accurred when checking for the updates" on the top right when i hover over it
then when i right clikc it says

Show updates
Install all updates
Check for updates
Start package manager
Show notifyactions

but when i click them the update w indows shows up for a second then it closes its self

the only 1 that workds is the prefrences

please help me, i tryed to restart and nothing happend

May 16th, 2008, 03:54 AM
Did you upgrade or is this a clean install?

May 16th, 2008, 03:59 AM
what do u mean upgrade?
i installed it, then i got all the updates then i left my house for about a week then came back and tryed to update and not it wont update

May 16th, 2008, 04:25 AM
I had a similar problem - I had to use the "Force Quit" in order to regain control of the computer. I fixed it after reading and following the information (and instructions) in the first 3 posts of this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=723361. You do have to use the "Terminal" to do this change.

It turns out that the last update somehow changed the IP address of the computer by appending my network name to the end of my computer name. By deleting this appended name, the hardware manager now calls up the administration password window (it was hanging up before, with no error message).

May 16th, 2008, 04:50 AM
i just did it and nothing happend
ehh this sucks hha

May 16th, 2008, 09:15 AM

May 16th, 2008, 09:57 AM
when i try to upgrade and update this comes up

chuck@chuck-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release.gpg
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release.gpg
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security Release.gpg
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security Release
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/restricted Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Sources
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/multiverse Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/universe Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse Packages
Reading package lists... Done
chuck@chuck-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Segmentation faulty tree...

but it still didnt update

May 16th, 2008, 11:04 AM
Top work thank you for the link fixed my system.

Same symptoms as you start update manager and would hang at the point start administration.