I've tried to get my laptop and other PCs to connect through the Proxy network at work in the past and gave it up a couple of years ago as a problem I couldn't fix.
However, I just got two identical old Toshiba laptops and installed PCLinuxOS on one, Mint on the other. I thought it was about time to try to connect synaptic through the work proxy again... and found that Mint has an authentification setting on synaptic when you put in the proxy values! I put in my username and password and immeditely Mint connected, updated and I could download software! Yay!
However, i still can't see how to do this with synaptic in PClinuxOS. I now know it isn't a network problem with the work proxy, but there is no way to put in username and password into the synaptic settings in my favourite distro :-(
I've tried all kinds of solutions (suggested on this forum last time I raised it), and I've searched the forums, but all to no avail.
Please could some kind soul give me an idiots guide as to how to get this to work.