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Old 06-29-2005, 09:02 AM   #1
ps2cho
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setting root passwd doesnt work


hey guys im running gentoo-2.6.11-r11 and when i try and set the root password it doesnt work

#passwd
Enter New Password:


I press the keys on my keyboard and nothing comes up! I can press CNTRL+C to get out of it, but why isnt it letting me type in a password???

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Old 06-29-2005, 09:47 AM   #2
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It's probably working just fine, but not echoing the keys to the screen.. this is standard behavior for setting passwords on all distros that I can remember. Just type in the password, hit enter, and type it again for confirmation. That's it.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 11:24 AM   #3
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It isn't supposed to show the password as you type it. It sounds like it's working fine to me.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 04:45 PM   #4
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ohh. so it doesnt show any **** or anything?
 
Old 07-01-2005, 08:44 AM   #5
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nope
 
  


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