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Old 02-21-2007, 09:46 PM   #1
sj061
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Wink Command Line Interface


Hi all,
I'm new to the forum and linux in general. I've just installed Ubuntu Edgy Eft and The Kubuntu packages to see what desktop environment I like best. While I was playing around in Kubuntu and the Command Line Interface i tried sudo several times and while the password prompt is displayed and the cursor is displayed I can't seem to be able to enter the password (no text is diplayed). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, sj061
 
Old 02-21-2007, 10:22 PM   #2
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That is normal. The root user's password will not be echoed to the screen as you type it.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 10:42 PM   #3
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You can check you password in somewhere else. I have forgettern where Linu store the password. Probably, you can check at /etc/passwd.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 10:48 PM   #4
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No user's password will ever be stored as plain text in a file by the system, at the very least they will always be encrypted.

Though some programs (like Gaim) do save their passwords that way.
 
Old 02-22-2007, 01:48 AM   #5
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Cool Community Help

Just a quick note to say thankyou for the quick reply to my thread. It just goes to show why I should have left windoze years ago. The linux community are above and beyond and desirve a pat on the back.Thanks again for your help and it's time to take your advice and add some reading to the mix.

Cheers, sj061
 
  


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