updating new install

Norman Silverstone norman at littletank.org
Tue Jan 5 11:42:58 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-01-05 at 10:26 +0100, Gilles Gravier wrote:
> Hi, Norman!
> On 05/01/2010 10:19, Norman Silverstone wrote:
> > I have installed Ubuntu 9.10 from a CD, which was downloaded about 6
> > weeks ago, on to an Acer Aspire 3640. Everything seems to be working OK
> > including the wireless connection (after a little help from my friends).
> > I would have expected that there would have been many updates since the
> > CD was downloaded but, when I activate Update Manager, I am told that my
> > system is up to date. Is this correct or am I missing something obvious,
> > please?
> >
> >   
> Some points to consider :
> 1) Is your machine properly networked? Can it directly ping the internet
> and surf the web?
> 2) Have you clicked on the "Check" button of the update manager?
> 3) Bottom left of the update manager is a "Settings" button. Click on
> it. Make sure you have at least the top 2 Ubuntu updates repositories
> selected (karmic-security and karmic-updates). You can enable the
> Automatic updates (I have it set for check daily, download all in
> background, but I manually install). Also, in the Ubuntu Software tab of
> "Software Sources" make sure your repository ("Download from :") is set
> properly. If your local server doesn't respond, try "Main server" or
> "Server for United States".

Thanks for the advice. Yes, I am connecting to the internet and I will
check the other points. 


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