Can't connect to mintUpdate
I'm using Linux Mint 16 "petra" and normally I can see in the task bar whether or not there are software updates available or not. For the past week or so, I have not been able to get any connection to the mintUpdate site and the icon in the task bar shows a red X on the shield.
When I right-click on the icon and select "Information" I get the message below.
++ Launching mintUpdate in user mode
++ Testing initial connection
-- No connection found (tried to ping google.com) - sleeping for 30 seconds
++ Starting refresh
++ Auto-refresh timer is going to sleep for 15 minutes, 0 hours and 0 days
-- Error in checkAPT.py, could not refresh the list of packages
Can anybody out there inform me what may be wrong with either my system or with the mintUpdate site? I'm able to connect to the Internet without any problem.
Thanks in advance for your reaction!