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Old 12-15-2010, 07:35 AM   #1
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ubuntu server10.10 logon problem


Hello everyone, I'm Ken, the noobiest of the noobies, so be gentle.
Here's my problem;
I installed ubuntu server 10.10 no prob, it boots no grub prob, I still have my Windows 7 loader select ubuntu, starts, looks good @ login i can type user name without a prob but when i try to enter the password it acts as if there is no keyboard (no numbers no characters no spaces .. nothing)

The system basics;
Dual boot Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu server 10.10
dual core 32 bit processor

What I've tried;
downloaded iso twice, burned cd twice, checked(validated from install cd) cd twice
went to rescue and repaired packages, downloaded and installed all updates
double checked for correct version 32 bit
went to rescue tried to change password, same problem, enter user no problem try to enter password no luck, try to enter blank, get authentication error password not changed

In advance, sorry for the noobie errors. Great community, I like the mindset, can't wait to get de-microsofted.
 
Old 12-15-2010, 07:38 AM   #2
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In linux the passwords are not echoed, so just type the password and hit enter.

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Old 12-15-2010, 08:26 AM   #3
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Thanx Repo It worked, I would add remember the NUMLOCK key(chuckle). Next baby step I'm at ken@umbutuhome$,and am assuming it's like windows c prompt, how do i get to the desktop? Thanx again
 
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AFAIK the server version has no GUI installed
At the prompt type
Code:
startx
To see

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Old 12-15-2010, 09:03 AM   #5
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Hi again Repo btw I'm in no hurry for this it's all play time for me so if I'm interrupting ... not a problem but if you're willing, next baby step.... downloaded and istalled "x" package now have white box with terminal, ken@umbutuhome, what's next?
 
Old 12-15-2010, 09:08 AM   #6
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Take a look at
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ServerGUI

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Old 12-15-2010, 09:21 AM   #7
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Excellant steer, tanx so much. Merry Christmas
 
  


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