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I have changed some settings a while ago in my Ubuntu. Now I open up my box and the terminal doesn't connect to internet instead connects to localhost:8080 (I observed this when i was doing apt-get install somepackage). Is there any way I can restore my terminal to use internet instead?

  • Lalith
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migrated from Jun 10 '11 at 17:55

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Check the Network Settings and Proxy Settings. Chances are, you have set a system-wide proxy to localhost:8080. You can access gnome-network-preferences from the terminal, and uncheck your proxy, and apply system-wide.

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