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Old 07-26-2008, 10:23 AM   #1
steve420
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Thumbs down root problem


I just ordered a VPS computer and it comes with CentOS, but I am a COMPLETE newbie when it comes to linux. I know what command it is to login as root, but when I type....
Code:
su root
it pops up with
password:
but it wont let me type anything in if I hit enter it goes to the next line telling me incorrect password.
I know for a fact I have root access because I have the password it works fine when installing RPM packages but it just wont let me log in with the konsole
am I screwing something up?
 
Old 07-26-2008, 10:27 AM   #2
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Your input is being recognised, but just not echoed (i.e. you're not seeing stars or anything). That's what's supposed to happen.
 
Old 07-26-2008, 10:29 AM   #3
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What do you mean it won't let you type anything in? Typing the password won't show any characters on the terminal. Does it tell you the password is wrong?

Exact messages please.

Edit - Nylex, that's the second time tonight!

Last edited by billymayday; 07-26-2008 at 10:30 AM.
 
Old 07-26-2008, 10:35 AM   #4
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WOW I'm slow today thanks Nylex it's working now
 
Old 07-26-2008, 10:36 AM   #5
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Quote:
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WOW I'm slow today thanks Nylex it's working now
No problem.

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Edit - Nylex, that's the second time tonight!
Hehe .
 
Old 07-26-2008, 10:53 AM   #6
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I got one more question is there a yum command i can use to get these dependencies?
[root@vzone195-2 main]# rpm -Uvh python2.3-2.3-5pydotorg.i386.rpm
warning: python2.3-2.3-5pydotorg.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID fd71b297
error: Failed dependencies:
libdb-4.0.so is needed by python2.3-2.3-5pydotorg.i386
libreadline.so.4 is needed by python2.3-2.3-5pydotorg.i386
 
Old 07-26-2008, 10:55 AM   #7
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I'm not sure, because I don't use Red Hat (or derivatives, like CentOS). Also, I suggest you post a new thread for this question, since it's totally unrelated to this thread.
 
Old 07-26-2008, 06:34 PM   #8
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Try

yum install python2.3-2.3-5pydotorg

or yum install python (I'm not clear exactly what package you are trying to install) or similar.

This will install the main package plus dpendencies
 
  


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