In "Software & Updates - Updates" all look un-checked. But I know they are in fact all enabled:

When trying to check them, I cannot, as they are immediately un-checked.

It looks like so:

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For higher detail see this video. (The problem on the update errors reported along with the video on elementary Google+ and also present at the beginning at the video is now outdated/solved; I am referring to what happens after 0:15.)

What happens in fact is that each click there creates a duplicate (for the recommended, unsupported and important updates) in "Software & Updates - Other software".

I have solved this just by removing those sources added there in this way so that only one entry is left there for each type.

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After that, all updates and sources are fine. But the problem with the "Software & Updates - Updates" check-boxes is still there.

Those check-boxes under "Software & Updates - Updates" still looks un-checked and I have to avoid touching them.

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It's a bug that has been reported before, Launchpad: in software source you can't select the updates . Please mark it as "yes , it affects me" and provide more informations if it's needed, or put a bounty on it to attract some developers to fix it.


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