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Old 01-27-2013, 04:03 PM   #1
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Question password problem.


Hi, Im new to linux,but so far I like what I see. I'm having trouble with my password in gnome terminal.I know I have to be carefull in root, can someone help?
 
Old 01-27-2013, 04:06 PM   #2
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Hi

Can you explain a bit more. What are you doing etc.
If it,s not showing as you type that is correct in linux.
 
Old 01-28-2013, 07:52 AM   #3
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I'm trying to get the Terminal to respond and it keeps asking for a password. I've given all my linux passwords and it does not take any. I'm guessing I'm not doing it right.
 
Old 01-28-2013, 08:21 AM   #4
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Are you trying to switch to any other user account or root? Or, doing sudo? Or, stuck at user login prompt?

A terminal do not simply ask for a password, so I guess you're trying to invoke some command(s). Can you show that what commands your trying?
 
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:45 AM   #5
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I'm trying to turn on the firewall, it's asking if I am root. I have no password for root,
 
Old 01-28-2013, 09:59 AM   #6
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Which distribution of Linux are you using? One of the Ubuntu derivatives? If you are trying to turn on the firewall you would need root privileges so you would need to precede your command with 'sudo'. You won't see anything on screen when you enter the password, enter it and hit the Enter key. If you are not using an Ubuntu post which distribution you are using as well as the command you are using as asked above.
 
Old 01-28-2013, 10:02 AM   #7
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if there is a root acount, the command
Code:
su -c "command"
will work

if not, the command
Code:
sudo "command"
might work
 
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:22 AM   #8
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I'm trying to turn on the firewall, it's asking if I am root. I have no password for root,
If you do not have 'direct' password for root, then the problem is obvious. You cannot do anything that requires root privileges.

But on the other hand, you could have sudo access. So either switch to root user using sudo and then do your job, as:
Code:
~$ sudo su - root
Enter your password: (Here enter your account password, not root or any other user's password)
Or, without switching to root, invoke commands with sudo keyword as suffix, as:
Code:
~$ sudo <command>
Enter your password: (Here enter your account password, not root or any other user's password)
Note, while using sudo, you will need to enter your own account password.

Last edited by shivaa; 01-28-2013 at 10:25 AM.
 
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:47 AM   #9
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Thankyou all for the help, i'll get this sucker yet. you guys ROCK..!
 
Old 01-28-2013, 09:32 PM   #10
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My 2 cents.

Its less apparent but not everyone new to linux remembers that linux is CASE-SENSITIVE.

OK
 
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:06 PM   #11
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i'll get this sucker yet. you guys ROCK..!
Yes you do! Persistence with a great attitude greatly increases your chances of success.

Don't forget backup, backup, backup.
 
Old 01-29-2013, 09:17 PM   #12
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OP's user agent icon said "Ubuntu."

Here's Ubuntu's article on sudo: https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/admini.../terminal.html
 
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