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ANISHKUMAR.R 06-11-2010 10:07 AM

Unable to enter password in terminal to enter as root..
 
Hello friends.. I'm a newbie in linux..
I have searched a lot on many forums and succeeded in connecting to internet using my wll phone. I can now connect using 'wvdial' command in root terminal. But I want to connect through terminal. I tried 'sudo wvdial' command. Then I am asked for my password. But I cannot type my password there. When I type, nothing appears on the terminal window. Ofcourse there's no problem with my keyboard. Please help me.

AlucardZero 06-11-2010 10:15 AM

That's normal. Nothing is echoed at password prompts. Just type your password and hit enter.

HasC 06-11-2010 10:39 AM

perfectly normal, as alucard says.

When you're hitting your password, you're not supposed to see it on screen, nor the "usual" asterisk mask.

It's just a safety measure, if someone's watching over your shoulder or something

ANISHKUMAR.R 06-11-2010 10:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlucardZero (Post 4000334)
That's normal. Nothing is echoed at password prompts. Just type your password and hit enter.

Sir..
Thank you for your reply. It works when i swith user using 'su'command. But not with 'sudo'. Pardon me if its a too silly problem..

nuwen52 06-11-2010 11:03 AM

I believe that when you do sudo (assuming you have permissions to execute sudo) the password it asks for is your password, not root. su requires the root password.

TheIndependentAquarius 08-07-2010 07:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ANISHKUMAR.R (Post 4000353)
Sir..
Thank you for your reply. It works when i swith user using 'su'command. But not with 'sudo'. Pardon me if its a too silly problem..

'sudo' is not enabled by default on Debian.
http://wiki.debian.org/sudo


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