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Old 10-29-2008, 12:42 PM   #1
claudiorollandin
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during applications terminal when prompted for password will not respond


i have ubuntu 8.04 with gnome desktop 2.22.3. every time that i enter the terminal and type in a command , eg "sudo apt-get install sox" i hit enter and i am prompted to give my password i hit the keys with my password but the cursor does not change. it keeps on flashing and does not recognize any input from me.
 
Old 10-29-2008, 05:10 PM   #2
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If you are waiting for the terminal to echo back "********" or something like that while typing your password you will be waiting for a long time. Just type in the password and then hit enter. Mine does the same thing and when I hit enter it still works. If that's not your problem then I ask if you have numbers in your password. If so, is your numlock on? Also passwords are case sensitive. You could also have a stuck key on the keyboard. You could try using the enter key on the 10-key pad instead of the one on the QWERTY keyboard. Sorry I'm just trying to through out my thoughts here in hopes that one of them will help you.

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Old 10-29-2008, 08:02 PM   #3
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What he said; Unix/Linux does not do the MS thing of ***** etc. It reads what you type, but does not 'respond' until you hit <return> key.
 
  


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