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Cannot Reload or Download from repos.

Postby oldgit on Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:24 am

First of all, congratulations to all the Mint developers for a fantastic job. At present the appearance and intuitive feel of this distro put it in the No.1 spot, in my opinion. A photograph of the desktop with slab menu open should be taken and hung in the National Gallery in London where it would probably attract large crowds.

Joking aside, can anyone please help a forum and Linux total newbie.

The problem:
After installation, 3 updates appeared on the taskbar and were duly installed.
I can neither reload or download from the distros by Synaptic or terminal (root `apt-get update` or root `apt-get install`etc )
All of the sites can be reached OK via Firefox and all ping 100%.
No firewalls exist and I can download from every other site, but it appears Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Debian type sites are a no go area. I have checked all the usual places and some very unusual places , all to no avail. This is what I finish up receiving:-
root@Presario:~# apt-get update
Err http://archive.canonical.com edgy-commercial Release.gpg
Could not connect to archive.canonical.com:80 (1.0.0.0). - connect (113 No route to host)
Err http://archive.canonical.com edgy-commercial/main Translation-en_US
Could not connect to archive.canonical.com:80 (1.0.0.0). - connect (113 No route to host)
Err http://kubuntu.org edgy Release.gpg 0
Could not connect to kubuntu.org:80 (1.0.0.0), connection timed out
Err http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security Release.gpg
Could not connect to security.ubuntu.com:80 (1.0.0.0), connection timed out
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy Release.gpg
Could not connect to archive.ubuntu.com:80 (1.0.0.0), connection timed out
Err http://www.linuxmint.com bianca/ Release.gpg
Could not connect to http://www.linuxmint.com:80 (1.0.0.0), connection timed out
Err http://medibuntu.sos-sts.com edgy Release.gpg
Could not connect to medibuntu.sos-sts.com:80 (1.0.0.0), connection timed out
Err http://archive.canonical.com edgy-commercial Release

ANY help would be appreciated, especially if it is in picture format, as command line and I have a natural aversion to one another. `A picture tells a thousand words`.

I have just finished installing Mepis 6.5b5 on the other laptop and guess what....... the same problem.
This looks like a cut and paste job for the Mepis forum !

Linksys ADSL2 modem and router
Laptop Compaq Presario R3000 15.4â€￾.....Laptop Compaq Armada E500 15â€￾
Intel 2.8Ghz, 1G mem, 60G HDD............Intel 900Mhz, 768Mb mem, 60G
Radeon 9000 and SoundMAX audio.........Rage Mobility and Ess 1978
Running Mint 2.2 Bianca & XP Pro............Running Ulteo Alpha & Mepis 6.5b
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Postby clem on Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:58 am

looks like your network is down or you're behind a proxy/firewall ?
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Postby oldgit on Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:31 am

Thanks Clem, this is what I was thinking, BUT would Mint be able to carry out updates and would it still be possible for me to download from any other site?

Prior to installing Mepis on the Armada I was running Linspire and this had no problem downloading using their CNR facility, even with firewalls in place.

I have rechecked proxy/firewall but all appears to be OK so I am changing the modem in the next day or two just in case the fault lies there.

Any other suggestions?
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Postby clem on Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:12 am

Try defining your proxy settings in synaptics and see if it works. To be able to use the command line APT, you need to define your proxy settings in /etc/apt/apt.conf

http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/177
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