Well I tried the commands that you suggested with no luck. I first tried it in root terminal and got the following message
ERROR: (250) You must be out of X/Desktop (like KDE, Gnome, Flux, LXDE etc) to run this feature.
So I have just tried it in recouvery mode and have got the following
Date time -- http://smxi.org/sgfxi
resolving smxi.org (smxi.org) ...... failed: name or service not found
wget; unable to resolve host address smxi.org
I have tried this on my working version in testing. Does this mean that I have to upgrade to incomming before the commands you gave me will work ? if so then I will upgrade and try again
O/S. LMDE , Motherboard Asus A7N8X Delux , CPU AMD XP1500+ (1300Mhz) (overclocked running at 1866Mhz), Graphics Card GeForce Nvidia PNY 6200 (512 Meg), 2 40gig hard drives, 1 gig RAM