when I try to use a "sudo" command, terminal requests a password but it won't let me write anything

Asked by Judith Facio

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

Install/uninstall applications won't work, and it seems I can only fix broken packages through the terminal. But this is impossible, since it requires a sudo command, and it won't let me write a password

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Eeebuntu 3.0
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
Package: gnome-terminal 2.26.0-0ubuntu2.1
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
Uname: Linux 2.6.29-1-netbook i686
UnreportableReason: Este no es un paquete Eeebuntu genuino

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Judith Facio (judithfacio) said :
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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Please note that sudo does not show any response when you enter your password (no characters, no asterisk signs etc.)!
So in most cases when a person thinks that sudo does not let you write a password in reality it works as designed.

Can you try the commmand
and the command
sudo id

you should see a difference.

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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) said :

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs#When%20not%20to%20file%20a%20bug.

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Paolo Rotolo (paolorotolo) said :

Hi, is a security measure to prevent anyone see your password.
you continue typing, then hit enter

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