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    error on updates

    I'm running 18.04. When I click on Software Updater, I get this error:

    Failed to download repository information.
    Check your internet connection.

    There is nothing wrong with my internet and when I click OK, the download
    and install of the updates happen normally.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: error on updates

    If you wait 3 minutes after login, does the same issue happen?
    What is your network setup. Is it for the entire system or does it wait until a user logs in and a user-session is created?
    Wifi or wired connection?

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    Re: error on updates

    It failed to check at least one repository. Other repositories may be OK.

    What do you get from
    Code:
    sudo apt update
    ?

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    Re: error on updates

    "3 minutes after login"
    Login where?
    Network is for entire system.
    Wired connection (from a router)

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    Re: error on updates

    Please see Impavidus' post and post the results. You may have a PPA that has not been updated, a PPA may have been removed by the maintainer, the mirror you are using may be in the process of being updated, or any number of things.
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    Re: error on updates

    sudo apt upgrade showed
    1 package can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see it.

    Ran apt list --upgradable and it showed 3 drivers could be upgraded:
    ubuntu-drivers-common

    Ran sudo apt update ubuntu-drivers-common
    and it upgraded the drivers.

    Still get the error when I run Software Updater though...

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    Re: error on updates

    Would you please include the output -- verbatim and in its entirety -- between code tags?
    Last edited by QIII; July 31st, 2021 at 10:52 PM.
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    Re: error on updates

    Sorry Qlll....
    I'm not sure what code tags are.

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    Re: error on updates

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    Re: error on updates

    Well...the output from the sudo apt upgrade command is totally different now.

    Same with the apt list --upgradable -a command.

    It just says Listing... Done

    This is getting way over my head. I think I'll just live with the error.

    Much thanks for trying to help!!

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