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Old 12-04-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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Using terminal command sudo apt-get "program" install to install software


Have just installed Mint 14.1 as a change from KDE 13. Only been working with Linux Mint a month or so. KDE had a root terminal I could log into and use - Mint 14.1 doesn't seem to have one. And everytime I type command "sudo apt-get "name of software" install" I get error message that I need a sudo password and it won't take my login pw - in fact, it won't let me even type anything. How to I get root privileges in Mint 14.1? Any suggestions would be much appreciated. By the way, Linux Mint documentation stinks.
 
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sudo does not show the letters you type when typing in your password. This is normal behavior, just type in your password blindly and press the enter key.
 
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:36 PM   #3
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Your suggestion worked - thanks very much
 
  


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