su password does not work in ubuntu 11.10

Asked by yzfvie on 2012-02-11

I wanted to try running a script in ubuntu 11.10 as root using xterm but I can't seem to enter a password. I noticed that the cursor keeps flashing while I try entering my password. Is anyone else having this problem?

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Ubuntu gnome-terminal Edit question
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Solved by:
José Antonio Rey
Solved:
2012-02-12
Last query:
2012-02-12
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2012-02-12

Please note you don't see any screen chars back when you type the password so type then press enter...

yzfvie (yzfvie) said : #2

I do press "enter" and the response is "su Authentication failure"

Best José Antonio Rey (jose) said : #3

You have to set it first. To read how to do it, go to this link: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo#root_account

yzfvie (yzfvie) said : #4

Thanks José Antonio Rey, that solved my question.