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I can't find the Update Manager when I tried searching it on the Dash Home bar. Help please?

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try sudo apt-get update, it might help you out. – Projjol Jul 2 '13 at 13:41
Ok, can you give me directions on how to do that? Thanks! – IcyMissile Jul 2 '13 at 13:45
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Righthand side, select the cog wheel. Choose system settings.


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Besides the "updates available" in the drop down see also "software sources" (for settings on when there should be a check on updates).

The "updates available" will do what Osama Jaber posted for command line :)

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Ok, thanks, but I don't have the updates available in the drop down menu. Also, how do you access the command? Sorry for all the questions! – IcyMissile Jul 2 '13 at 13:55

Open Terminal and type the following

gksu update-manager

It will ask for the Password .Enter the password and update Manager will appear

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