I am fairly new to Lubuntu and come from a Windows background.
I have installed Lubuntu on a couple of old Dell XP PCs. These PCs are intended for mulitiple users with their own logins. I want to set them up so that the users will be redirected to the company proxy server to access the internet. In Windows, this is a fairly simple setting but not so much in Unbuntu.
First of all, Unbuntu apparently has a "Network Proxy" configuration utility right in Preferences but Lubuntu doesn't have anything. Is there supposed to be one?
Most of the information I've found about Unbuntu and proxy use look like this...
Your /etc/environment needs to have the following proxy configuration:
You must log out before your desktop environment will refresh it's environment variables. As all desktop applications are started by the desktop environment, they subsequently inherit its environment settings.
Next, you'll need to update your apt configuration. Create a file called /etc/apt/apt.conf and edit it to contain these declarations:
I've tried this but it doesn't seem to work the way I would expect it. To test I went to Xterm and entered the command ...
sudo apt-get update
All the updates fail with the message "407 Proxy Authentication Required". I expected when the command is launched you'd be prompted once for a username and password and then the
command would continue and finish successfully.
What am I missing?