Proxy server authentication failure when I try to update 7.1

Asked by junyah on 2006-10-02

I was going to load Java into my computer and when I went into the terminal and typed su and hit return. It said password ,, so i entered the admin password and it gave me the phase authentication failure. What could I be doing wrong?

I'm kinda new at this but I love the software cuz it gave new life to my old laptop. P3 512 Ram Dell Inspiron 2500. I'm on disability so the free computer software on a free computer and free internet .. helps a lot.

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Baptiste Mille-Mathias
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just use the command sudo instead of su (please read the docs on ubuntu website before any question)

junyah (aoh-email) said : #3

Mahalo Thanks alot guys ... I took your advice and i'm up and working right at this minute

Daniel (danbar) said : #4

In my case when I enter the password in the Terminal window, it seems that the keyboard freezes. Any letter or number that I enter seems to have no effect. Any idea?

The keyboard do not freeze. It is just a security feature that turns off "echoing" when you type your password. So even if you don't see the ubiquitous * (star), your password is read normally.

Daniel (danbar) said : #6

Yes now I know it! As we say, we learn from experience! Thanks for your time and patience.