I'm on Ubuntu 10.10.
Several weeks ago the Update Manager stopped functioning. When I go to click on the "Authentication" button, the dialog box will shake and then do nothing.
Any ideas what the problem is and how I can fix it?
asked 26 Feb '12, 16:59
Check out .xession-errors.
If it shakes and does nothing, that sounds like maybe your username is no longer allowed to su. Can you access other control panels that authenticate?
You can also do from the console "aptitude update" and "aptitude upgrade". I assume that works for ubuntu.
answered 17 Apr '12, 22:50
FYI, not to be lame, but 10.10 is a non-LTS version of Ubuntu and thus has a shorter lifecycle than the LTS version does (which also has better support)..... so why not put 12.04LTS on it in 7 days when it comes out on the 26th of April?
10.10 is EOL (End-of-Life), but aside from that, you could do the following:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure update-manager && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade.