update manager not connecting to internet

Asked by Rossco on 2009-02-25

I have ubuntu 8.04 and I am trying to update it through the update manager, I was on the internet running through another computer and update manager worked fine, but now I'm connected directly to the internet and below is what I get

Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/Release.gpg
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/main/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/universe/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-security/Release.gpg
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-security/universe/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-security/main/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-security/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-security/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-updates/Release.gpg
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-updates/universe/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-updates/main/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-updates/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-updates/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

when I use apt-get I get the following result

ross@ross-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update
0% [Connecting to (] [Connecting to (192

it seems like it wants to connect to the IP address I had not long ago to another computer, I have changed the network proxy settings to "direct internet connection" don't know what else to change please help.

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Please verify (unset) the proxy settings in:
1) System → Administration → Synaptic Package Manager
Menu: Settings → Preferences: [ Network ] tab

2) System → Preferences → Network proxy

3) if there is a "proxy" file under /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ directory please using terminal move that file into a backup copy...

So, please open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:

sudo mv /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/proxy /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/old_prox_setting

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

And retry to update your system...

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Hope this helps

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