Terminal wont accept user name or password

Asked by Marjorie Smith on 2012-09-08

The gnome terminal will not accept my user name or passwd or even print any letters at all. I have consulted many books and magazines, but my system will not work as they describe. How can I check my passwds? They are accepted for logging in and authentication. Thanks some help would be welcome. Marjorie. p.s. I think the O>S. should work as the books say it will, and it does not.

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If you mean when you use 'sudo' this is normal, you will not get any feedback when you use sudo. If you want a pretty GUI just use gksudo instead of sudo. This is traditionally used for running GUI apps with extra access but can be used for command line apps too.

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