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I installed a wubi on my optiplex gx 620 recently on top of a windows xp. But after using it for about two weeks, I notice that the software update can never be carried out again. Every time I log in the system reminds me to do updates, but when I press the update button it flashes out a temporary message box (for about half a second) saying there is some authentication error (I can't get the complete message since it's too fast). This didn't bother me too much until today when I want to install foreign language support. The same flash message box appeared again and the installation cannot be done. After waiting for about 5 minutes a message box pops out saying "time out most likely the daemon died". I can give more details but I thought this might be a generic problem with wubi installation?

updates: after following the advice of fossfreedom, I think the upgrading is up and running! Before I only typed in sudo apt-get update, but I guess it's important to do upgrade as well! Thanks a lot!

My only lingering concern is how to do this upgrading automatically outside terminal. It seems there should be a way to enter password in a GUI? It would also be nice because sometimes I don't know the name of a particular software (like a language package) so it's easier to just upgrade in a GUI.

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belongs on ubuntu –  Daniel A. White Sep 30 '11 at 17:15
    
please can you run in a terminal sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade - post the results of the output into your question. –  fossfreedom Sep 30 '11 at 18:17
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@user - Hi and welcome to AskUbuntu - can I suggest you register with this stackoverflow site with your current credentials. –  fossfreedom Sep 30 '11 at 19:08
    
Hi @fossfreedom, thank you for the suggestion. I am now registered. Could you take a look at my updated question as well? Thanks! –  user48225 Sep 30 '11 at 19:25
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Open the dash and type update manager will display your Update Manager. Click the Settings button (bottom left)

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You can set the frequency of updates and well as what you update as shown by the arrows in the picture.

Open the dash again and type startup applications

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Make sure that update notifier is checked - this will then automatically run update manager according to your update frequency defined above.

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