Update Manager tells me I have 489 updates available but I can't download them!

Asked by Teena on 2013-03-11

I am using 11.10 on my netbook, and keep getting the message that I have 489 updates available. When I try to download them I keep getting the message that the downloads have failed due to problems with my internet connection. However when I check the internet signal strength it seems that I have a fairly strong internet connection. I have tried all the usual tricks, ie sitting near the window or using the dongle with its usb lead but nothing works. Help!

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2013-03-11
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Oneiric has less than one month support left. After which there will be zero support and zero updates. I recommend a clean install of Precise. It is LTS and supported til April 2017. I wouldn't waste and more time on Oneiric

Teena (tbteenabrown27) said : #3

Thanks for your answer, I'll give it a go!
Regards,
Teena.

On 11 March 2013 18:35, actionparsnip
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> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> Oneiric has less than one month support left. After which there will be
> zero support and zero updates. I recommend a clean install of Precise.
> It is LTS and supported til April 2017. I wouldn't waste and more time
> on Oneiric
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Teena (tbteenabrown27) said : #5

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.