terminal password

Asked by Dougie on 2006-08-28

I am very new.trying to install frostware, but terminal message say java not up to date. downloade java and try to open in terminal but get caught up when promted foe password as my system p-word does not work for that. How do I find password for terminal?

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Dougie (dougiesta) said : #1

I seem to be having problems installing any thing I download

BB_454 (corporate-pawn) said : #2

Yea Im having the same problem. I really want to learn how to use and enjoy Ubuntu, but its been a struggle for me so far. Anyway, I fially figured out where the terminal thing is, but when I type "su", it pompts me for my password, and every time I put it in it tells me

su: Authentication failure

Please help!

Dean Sas (dsas) said : #3

Dougie, Have you installed java from the add/remove programs? See https://help.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/desktopguide/C/programming.html for the best way to install Java

The password for your terminal is the same password that you use to log in. The screen doesn't give you feed back as you type by design, but you should be able to hit enter once you've finished typing and have it accept it.

BB454: Ubuntu uses sudo rather than su by default, where you would normally type su, you can use sudo -i and enter in your user password. Or you can just prefix commands you want to run as root with "sudo", see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo for more information

sunnyluciano (lucian-soare) said : #4

in Terminal when i enter sudo pon dsl-provider it ask password but when I want to write I can't because it doesn't let me.I push the password but it is bloked.

Dean Sas (dsas) said : #5

when it asks the password just type it in and hit enter. It is accepting input, it just doesn't show that it is. It's a security measure.

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