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kjaada
22-12-2008, 06:13 AM
I have setup D-link wireless on my Ubuntu box and all is ok but I can not get synaptic to go and download manager shows downloads available but they won't download.it just goes on and on working but no download.
Synaptic just times out when trying to bring up my admin sign in.It times out very quickly.

pctek
22-12-2008, 02:41 PM
Wheres the Linux gurus when you need them, huh?

Chilling_Silence
22-12-2008, 05:07 PM
Does your Internet work such as browsing etc through the Wireless?

kjaada
22-12-2008, 05:53 PM
Yes all works EXCEPT my admin log in.I now think it could be to do with the last update.
I remember another problem years ago but can not remember the solution.

dyewitness
22-12-2008, 05:57 PM
You could try:
- open terminal and tail the syslog
- retry the update program and see what's in the syslog

or perhaps try update from the command line (apt-get), probably best to hunt around the ubuntu forums for suggestions.

kjaada
22-12-2008, 06:07 PM
It appears I have lost admin log in because I changed the name of my computer but I can not remember what it was before.If I sudo su I get a long pause then,
sudo: unable to resolve host mainframe-
desktop

dyewitness
22-12-2008, 06:21 PM
Are you able to use "sudo" on it's own:
eg. sudo ls

kjaada
22-12-2008, 06:32 PM
No I get unable to resolve host.I appear to be ok with sudo su and I think I have to
get the mainframe- out of my /etc/hostname/

dyewitness
22-12-2008, 06:42 PM
How about:

sudo hostname <my-new-hostname>

and also edit your hosts file:

sudo vi /etc/hosts
(or whatever editor you feel comfortable with)

and manually change/remove the entry you want

kjaada
22-12-2008, 06:43 PM
Problem solved:
gedit /etc/hostname/ removed the "mainframe bit and then a restart
Thanks for offered help.

dyewitness
22-12-2008, 08:15 PM
Cool, glad you got it sorted.