unable to authenticate password on terminal to gain administrative privileges

Asked by James Harbinson on 2011-04-11

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

when i inst all an executable from the terminal i am unable to input my password to authenticate my user

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: gnome-terminal 2.32.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-28.49-generic 2.6.35.11
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-28-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Apr 12 00:43:43 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal

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2011-04-11
Last reply:
2011-04-19
James Harbinson (jamesharb) said : #1
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) said : #2

Please ask how to do it in the answer tracker, that's not a terminal bug.

when you type the password you will not see any screen chars, so type in then press enter

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