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Old 02-19-2007, 07:50 AM   #1
crustydaze
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Can't install programmes in ubuntu


G'day All,

I am new to ubuntu and am having difficulty downloading codecs etc. so i can play music, watch dvds, and read files. My hard drives appear on my desktop but i can't acces them. For instance when i click on a music file it comes up with (Totem could not play 'file:///media/hdb1/My music/Alex llyodd/Alex Lloyd - Amazing.mp3'.)You do not have a decoder installed to handle this file. You might need to install the necessary plugins.
I had to change the ivp6 to true to get firefox working so i know i am connected to the net.

I try and download codecs from synapic manager and automatix2 but i constantly get fail errors. I have tried manual with no success. I tried and update thinking that should work and this is what was shown


Err http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy/multiverse Translation-en_US
Could not connect to archive.ubuntu.com:80 (1.0.0.0), connection timed out
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...gy/Release.gpg Could not connect to us.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (1.0.0.0), connection timed out
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...tion-en_US.bz2 Could not connect to us.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (1.0.0.0), connection timed out
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...tion-en_US.bz2 Could not connect to us.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (1.0.0.0), connection timed out
This is just some of it.

Does somebody know of the problems and what i can do to fix it. Any advice would be much appreciated.

cheers
 
Old 02-19-2007, 08:04 AM   #2
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What happens when you type "ping google.com" in a terminal?
 
Old 02-19-2007, 08:08 AM   #3
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ping google

It looks something like this and moving down
PING google.com (64.233.187.99) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=1 ttl=236 time=307 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=2 ttl=236 time=309 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=3 ttl=236 time=308 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=4 ttl=236 time=308 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=5 ttl=236 time=308 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=6 ttl=236 time=307 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=7 ttl=236 time=307 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=8 ttl=236 time=307 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=9 ttl=236 time=306 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=10 ttl=236 time=306 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=11 ttl=236 time=306 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=12 ttl=236 time=307 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=13 ttl=236 time=309 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=14 ttl=236 time=306 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=15 ttl=236 time=307 ms
 
Old 02-19-2007, 11:42 AM   #4
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sometimes (for some unknown reason) i download things from the synaptic package manager and i dont see them in my menu, so i got automatix2-which seems to work well, it has a lot of various software. also, go to preferences, and i think its either menu or toolbars. a list comes up of the various programs you have but are not shown on the startup menu. dont worry-this is also completly graphical. in the media section, it actually shows six or seven programs Ubuntu installs automatically, just check them to actually be able see them in your program's menu.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 02:52 PM   #5
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Can you post what's in /etc/apt/sources.list That file tells apt where to download packagages from (and Synaptic and I think automatix as well). I'm wondering if maybe there's some error in that's not letting it connect to the right mirrors. For comparison here's what mine looks like.


#Add comments (##) in front of any line to remove it from being checked.
## Use the following sources.list at your own risk.

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy-proposed main restricted universe multiverse

## MAJOR BUG FIX UPDATES produced after the final release
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy-updates main restricted universe multiverse

## UBUNTU SECURITY UPDATES
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security main restricted universe multiverse

## BACKPORTS REPOSITORY (Unsupported. May contain illegal packages. Use at own risk.)
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
 
Old 02-20-2007, 07:35 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by crustydaze
It looks something like this and moving down
PING google.com (64.233.187.99) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=1 ttl=236 time=307 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=2 ttl=236 time=309 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=3 ttl=236 time=308 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=4 ttl=236 time=308 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=5 ttl=236 time=308 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=6 ttl=236 time=307 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=7 ttl=236 time=307 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=8 ttl=236 time=307 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=9 ttl=236 time=306 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=10 ttl=236 time=306 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=11 ttl=236 time=306 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=12 ttl=236 time=307 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=13 ttl=236 time=309 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=14 ttl=236 time=306 ms
64 bytes from google.com (64.233.187.99): icmp_seq=15 ttl=236 time=307 ms
Your ping time to google is enormous. What is your network setup? Are you behind a hardware firewall, router, or bridge? Using wireless?
 
Old 02-20-2007, 07:54 AM   #7
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G'day,

mcmillan :When i type in /etc/apt/sources.list ..this is what i get...

crustydaze@songline:~$ /etc/apt/sources.list
bash: /etc/apt/sources.list: Permission denied
crustydaze@songline:~$ sudo/etc/apt/sources.list
bash: sudo/etc/apt/sources.list: No such file or directory
crustydaze@songline:~$ sudo /etc/apt/sources.list
Password:
sudo: /etc/apt/sources.list: command not found
crustydaze@songline:~$ ##/etc/apt/sources.list
crustydaze@songline:~$


And to answer you RAdams i am not to sure what you mean but i'm on the windows network when i select the "network server" in "places" or i'm "wired connection Address: DHCP" when i look at network settings and i am running through a DSL - 502T ADSL Router.... I hope that gives you some information to help me...

cheers
 
Old 02-20-2007, 07:58 AM   #8
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Linuxuserwannabe

I can see all of the programmes that are installed with ubuntu , but thats all i can see in the menu... i just can't seem to get anything to download or work properly except firefox and the net.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 08:30 AM   #9
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G'day,

I just remembered i should have typed /etc/apt/sources.list in the firefox window.. hope this helps

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy-updates main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'universe'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy universe
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy universe

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security main restricted
# deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security universe
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security universe

#AUTOMATIX REPOS START

deb http://www.getautomatix.com/apt edgy main

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu edgy-commercial main

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-updates universe multiverse

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy universe multiverse
#AUTOMATIX REPOS END
 
  


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