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problems while updating

Postby smakwizz » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:49 am

I use an asus laptop (K53E) on which i have installed both ultimate edition 3.4 and windows 8. I access the internet via a proxy which requires authentication. I have set the proxy well and both ubuntu software centre and the terminal are working. However, the connection is very slow when using the ubuntu main servers. I am in Kenya. I have to find better server but when i use the "Select Best Server" option in "Software Sources" I get this error
'No suitable download server was found'
'check your internet connection'
Please help.
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Re: problems while updating

Postby tanmay.01 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:59 am

This may be due to slow proxy. Timeout is activated resulting in the error.
I have a 12mbps connection but i never get 1.5mbps downlink from ubuntu repo servers, its always around 400-600 kbps.
You may haveto manually find and add the server.

Here is the list https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archivemirrors
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Re: problems while updating

Postby Harry » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:58 am

I am in Kenya. I have to find better server but when i use the "Select Best Server" option in "Software Sources" I get this error
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Re: problems while updating

Postby Xanayoshi » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:06 pm

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+mirror/ub ... c.ke-kenet


Open up a root editor

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sudo gedit


Open etc/apt/sources.list
kenyaed.png


Look for the main sources(Mine is "precise", yours will Be "Trusty")
kenyaed2.png


Comment them out
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kenyaed3.png


Add these sources
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deb http://ubuntu.mirror.ac.ke/ubuntu/ trusty main

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deb-src http://ubuntu.mirror.ac.ke/ubuntu/ trusty main

kenyaed4.png


Save and Exit

Verify through terminal
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sudo apt-get update

kenyaed5.png
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Re: problems while updating

Postby Xanayoshi » Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:59 pm

Sorry, I didn't notice that this was the 3.4 thread.

The sources will be "precise" as well.
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deb http://ubuntu.mirror.ac.ke/ubuntu/ precise main

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deb-src http://ubuntu.mirror.ac.ke/ubuntu/ precise main


That is Kenya Education mirror, there is also Liquid Telecommunications..
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deb http://ubuntu-archive.mirror.liquidtelecom.com/ubuntu/ precise main

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deb-src http://ubuntu-archive.mirror.liquidtelecom.com/ubuntu/ precise main
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