A few days ago, I installed Simply Mepis 3.3 from live CD onto my system. It is an old IBM Aptiva AMD K6 II (450mhz)) with 192meg RAM showing (256meg installed), a 4 gig HD (Mepis), and a 10gig HD split into 2 drives (Windows Me and Data), CD-ROM drive, and Floppy. The install went well, and overall, I"m happy with it so far. But, and here's the problem, I opened Kpackage to look for updates, and the update check timed out. I then tried apt-get update. It timed out, too. I've edited the source.list file to take out the non-U.S. sites, and changed the ftp.debian sites from us to just debian. Nothing has helped; I still can not update with Kpackage or apt-get. Anyone have any ideas?