I click Software & Updates, then the Updates tab.
I click the dropdown for "Notify me of a new Ubuntu version:" and try to pick "For any new version." The option does NOT change from "For long-term support versions".

I click Revert, nothing happens.
I click close and get a popup that says

The information about available software is out-of-date. To install software and updates from newly added or changed sources, you have to reload the information about available software. You need a working internet connection to continue.

I have a working internet connection.
My two options are Reload and close. Close closes Software and Updates. Reload gives a popup that says

You are not allowed to perform this action. You dont have the required privileges to perform this action.

I click details and it says

org.freedesktop.PolicyKit.Error.Failed: ('system-bus-name' , {'name': ':1.109'}): org.debian.apt.update-cache

You have to use sudo whenever it says you dont have required privilages..Open your terminal and type sudo gnome-software One more thing you can do is to use your terminal to download any packages you want, all you have to do is

sudo apt-get install <name of package/software>

To update and upgrade your ubuntu use

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Hope this helps you.

  • So did all that stuff which worked. I opened up Software Updater . It checked then the same "You are not allowed to perform this action" popup came up. I click close, then get another popup that says my software is up to date, but 18.04.1 LTS is available (you have 16.04). If I click "Upgrade..." it goes away and nothing happens. If I click "Settings..." it loops back into my original problem. If I click "OK" it just goes away – Okamisomething Dec 25 '18 at 8:26
  • try using your terminal to upgrade if you want to, but first make backup of all your files and type type 'do-release-upgrade' in your terminal..If you just want to install some packages use the 'sudo apt-get <package-name> – cloud.009 Dec 25 '18 at 8:29
  • I did the release command and now it's doing its thing. If anything comes up, I'll let you know. Thank you for now – Okamisomething Dec 25 '18 at 8:38
  • If its done, please mark it as solved. And yeah uh can ping me here ..lol :-D – cloud.009 Dec 25 '18 at 8:53

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