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Cannot enter password

Postby Bren on Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:43 pm

EDIT: never mind, I found the answer.
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Hi, Linux Mint people. I'm coming from DOS/Windows, giving Linux a try (and liking it so far).

I've checked the stickies and searched the forum, but the problem/solution isn't found: when trying to install ATI drivers via the command prompt (using 'sudo'), the terminal doesn't allow me to enter the password. It shows me [sudo] password for me: and not even one character can be typed in. All I can do is cancel the operation as it then gives me a Conversation error. What now?
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Re: Cannot enter password

Postby proxima_centauri on Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:12 pm

The password is not shown for security purposes, but it is still being registered. Type in your password and hit enter without mistakes and it should work just fine.
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Re: Cannot enter password

Postby 67GTA on Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:12 pm

The characters aren't shown for security reasons, it is working. Just type your password and hit enter.
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Re: Cannot enter password

Postby 67GTA on Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:14 pm

That's the first time I've seen two posts with the same time :D Usually they are a couple of minutes apart.
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Re: Cannot enter password

Postby proxima_centauri on Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:16 pm

Yea me too :) .
I know in the notebookreview forums they will stop your post before you submit if someone else had posted in-between, gives you a chance to revise your post. Oh well.
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Re: Cannot enter password

Postby Bren on Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:20 pm

I thought you had seen the edit I made, but thanks anyway. It might prove useful for others seeking this answer.
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