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I can't install programs from Ubuntu Software Center. It tells me connection error, but my internet connection is working. Can anyone please help me, I'm using natty narwhal.

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Is your internet connection working correctly (can you web-browse?) - what is the output of sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade ? –  fossfreedom Dec 10 '11 at 7:06
    
askubuntu.com/questions/86643/ubuntu-software-centre-error/… same question and check out the answer.. –  SidhuHarry Dec 10 '11 at 18:27
    
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Check Internet connection. You can try this by pinging the live server like google or something like this

ping www.google.com

which should give you something like

PING www.l.google.com (74.125.230.84) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from par03s01-in-f20.1e100.net (74.125.230.84): icmp_req=1 ttl=46 time=267 ms
64 bytes from par03s01-in-f20.1e100.net (74.125.230.84): icmp_req=2 ttl=46 time=202 ms
64 bytes from par03s01-in-f20.1e100.net (74.125.230.84): icmp_req=3 ttl=46 time=252 ms

If it is working (outputing something similar to above) AND USC still does not work try synaptic (sudo apt-get install synaptic) and reinstall USC

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Make sure your internet connection is working correctly by opening up your browser, if so try to install the application you need using the terminal. Usually it's in the lines of

sudo apt-get install *your-application-name*

If this gives you the same error then you have a problem with your connection. Hope this helps.

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