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I don't have Virtualbox and I'm not really good with codes and stuff, but I updated my machine from 12.04 to 12.10 and now the internet is not working. The only message I got was 'nautilus has not started' when I open chrome:

Error 105 (net::ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED): unable to resolve the server's DNS address.

I tried sudo apt-get install dnsmasq but it came back with the following:

E:unable to locate package dnsmasg.

Then

Reading package list... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libcd4 libequinox-osgi-java libgraph4 libgvc5 libpathplan4
  libservlet3.0-java
use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following NEW package will be installed
  dnsmasq
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 16.1Kb of archives
After this operation, 115 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Warning: the following packages cannot be authenticated!
  dnsmasq
Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
Err http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/universe dnsmasq all 2.63-1ubuntu1
  Something wicked happened resolving 'gb.archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/d/dnsmasq/dnsm
asq_2.63-1ubuntu1_all.deb Something wicked happened resolving 'gb.archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
E:unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

******@desktop:~$ apt-get autoremove
E:could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock 0 open (13: Permission denied)
E:unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

I've also deleted the wired connection then added it back to all default settings, but am still having no joy whatsoever.

I am on a wired connection.

I have rebooted computer and modem.

I have also tried google DNS 8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4

Please help :)

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