Synaptec connection problem

Sauli ulist at
Tue Jun 13 19:00:32 UTC 2006

Florian Diesch Wrote: 
> Sauli <ulist (AT) gs1 (DOT)> wrote:


> > I have the same problem of getting the 'Could not connect to

> > localhost:80 ( - connect (111 Connection refused)' error

> > messages. 

> >

> > I have checked from the Settings -> Preferences, Network Tab that

> > Direct connection to Internet is selected instead of using a Proxy.


> Open a new terminal window and type

> env | grep proxy

> It should not give you something like

> http_proxy=http://localhost:8080

> otherwise the proxy settings don't work for some reasons.


> If it doesn't show a proxy try to start synaptic from this terminal

> window. Does it work now?





> Florian


Sauli Wrote: 
> Thanks Florian for the advice. This is what I get: 

> sauli at Subuntu:~$ env | grep proxy

> http_proxy=http://localhost:8080/

> no_proxy=localhost,,*.local


> I have no idea how the http_proxy environment variable got set.

> If that is the root cause of the problem, can you tell how to
> circumvent it in order to get the apt-get and synaptic work, and
> moreover how to find how it got set in the first place?

And what did I actually do. I thought you meant terminal emulator like
Gnome Terminal 2.14.1.  After a second thought I realised you meant a
new TTY session like e.g. by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1. I did that and now,
the env | grep proxy gave no output. I could also do the apt-get update
in that session. 

I also still wander what is wrong in my graphical UI environment. I
would prefer using the synaptic graphical front end. Any ideas what I
could try next ?


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