cross referenced tables

Hi Guys,

I'm having a similar problem to someone earlier on the board, but the solutions posted aren't working for me, so I figured I wouldn't hijack the thread and started a new one:

I have an application that allows users to post updates, when they go to the homepage I want the users details and a list of their updates to show, however I'm having trouble with the find parameters.

Currently the model states that:

user has_many: updates update belongs_to:user

I think this is correct (and the right pluralisation)?

the controller for the index page looks like this:

  def index     @user = User.find(params[:id])     @updates = Update.find(params[:id]).updates


as explained in a previous thread (You have a nil object - Rails - Ruby-Forum) I've also tried the different permutations of @updates = Update.find(:all, :conditions =>["user_id = ?",