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Old 12-04-2017, 09:47 AM   #1
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Ubuntu 17.04 input password frozen


I try to input my password in Ubuntu 17.04 and the input box is frozen. Are the any workarounds to fix this?
Thank you
 
Old 12-04-2017, 11:43 AM   #2
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Gcefalu,

Use Ctrl+Alt+F3 to switch and access the command line interface mode (text-based console login).

http://www.informit.com/articles/art...22622&seqNum=2

More info here:

http://www.linuxslaves.com/2016/05/3...ogin-loop.html
 
Old 12-04-2017, 03:02 PM   #3
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when you enter your password, there will be no feedback on the screen, no little stars '*' or anything.
it might look like it's frozen.
you are supposed to enter your password blindly, then press return.
 
Old 12-05-2017, 03:33 PM   #4
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Cannot input password in ubuntu 17.04

The problem is that Ctrl, Alt, F3 does not work for me so I cannot get a terminal to make the changes to the file. Also. This happened while I was typing something in the command line: my terminal froze and I restarted the computer. After that, I could not log back in
 
Old 12-05-2017, 11:56 PM   #5
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Maybe your keyboard is loose, or the connector is bad. Try inserting the plug all the way.
 
Old 12-06-2017, 04:17 AM   #6
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Gcefalu, enter
Code:
lspci -k
in a terminal window and post the output here.
if you can't even do that, tell us something about your computer.
age, hardware specs, etc. be precise.
 
Old 12-07-2017, 03:59 AM   #7
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Boot 'single-user', to look around.

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Originally Posted by Gcefalu View Post
The problem is that Ctrl, Alt, F3 does not work for me so I cannot get a terminal to make the changes to the file. Also. This happened while I was typing something in the command line: my terminal froze and I restarted the computer. After that, I could not log back in
Hi (&welcome to LQ); this is your guest in VMware player 12 on Win10 host,
I assume (from your prior thread on apt update errors).

Since Ctrl+Alt+F1 to F5 does nothing (nor Ctrl+Alt+Backspace),
let's try to boot 'single-user' or 'rescue' mode, to look around.
(This is used when root pwd lost, but that's not what we're addressing here.)

Many descriptions can be found from this www-search: boot ubuntu single user
for example: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1329...mode-from-grub or https://www.vultr.com/docs/boot-into...-root-password

Let us know when you get this far. (Also, what CLI "something" [you typed] killed it?)

(Concept: when 'stuck', find a way to collect more 'clues' on what's wrong.)

Last edited by !!!; 12-07-2017 at 04:19 AM. Reason: Added title to summarize 'next step'
 
Old 12-07-2017, 09:00 AM   #8
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Solved frozen screen

Hello,

Thank you for all your responses. The problem was the keyboard. I am using a different keyboard now and everything works fine.
 
  


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