Terminal password requested but nothing's writable.

Asked by gunnar gervin on 2012-10-13

I tried to install a rar reading/unpackaging program. Coming into the terminal window, a password is requested, but the password I created for logging in, is not possible to write; the cursor's blinking, but when I try writing something in there, neither dots nor letters appear. I have not-as I remember- created a password meant specially for sudo. Here is a copy of the terminal window:

gunnar@gunnar-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install unrar
[sudo] password for gunnar:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for gunnar:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for gunnar:
Sorry, try again.
sudo: 3 incorrect password attempts
gunnar@gunnar-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install unrar
[sudo] password for gunnar:

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Last query:
2012-10-17
Last reply:
2012-10-27
Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #1

This is normal. There is no indication of a password when you enter it.

Just type your password and press enter. It is being accepted

gunnar gervin (feelok911) said : #2

Hi,
I solved my problem; found the unrar program in Ubuntu Package manager.
Sincerely, Gunnar.

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> Just type your password and press enter. It is being accepted
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Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #3

Please mark this question solved

psuhair@yahoo.com (psuhair) said : #4

Terminal password requested but nothing's writable.

psuhair@yahoo.com (psuhair) said : #5

Terminal password requested but nothing's writable.

psuhair@yahoo.com (psuhair) said : #6

Terminal password requested but nothing's writable.

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