Everytime I type in a command on the terminal, it requests for my password and when I try to type it in am not able to so i cannot go though with the command. What should I do?

Asked by nickson on 2012-11-05

When I open 'Terminal' and type in a command such as "sudo apt-install youtube-dl" then press Enter I am requested to type in my password, and when I try to type my password nothing shows indicating I am typing in something then when I press Enter it goes "sorry try again" for three times then it indicates "3 incorret password attempts" then the circle begins where i have to re-enter a command

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Warren Hill
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2012-11-14
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Best Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #1

There is no indication when you enter your password, this is normal just type it and press enter. It should be accepted.

It it still won't work you can try resetting your password

There are a few methods (mostly similar) take a look at these

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/ubuntu-help/user-forgottenpassword.html

http://askubuntu.com/questions/24006/how-do-i-reset-a-lost-administrative-password

http://naveenubuntu.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/recover-login-password-of-ubuntu-1204.html

sudo doesn't give a feedback, this is to hide the length. If you want feedback then you can always use:

gksudo apt-get install youtube-dl

You will get a pretty box to type in but if you use sudo then just type your password and hit ENTER, the password is being accepted

nickson (nicksonkama) said : #3

thanks had not noticed, yes the password is being accepted

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> sudo doesn't give a feedback, this is to hide the length. If you want
> feedback then you can always use:
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> gksudo apt-get install youtube-dl
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> You will get a pretty box to type in but if you use sudo then just type
> your password and hit ENTER, the password is being accepted
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nickson (nicksonkama) said : #4

Thanks Warren Hill, that solved my question.