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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ cant type in su password

Posted by: radyck56 Oct 3 2016, 04:05 PM

I have been trying to log on as superuser and when password comes up it wont accept any input. if i just hit enter it says authentication failed.

Posted by: michaelk Oct 3 2016, 05:00 PM

What distribution/version are you running?

Passwords entered at the command line are not echoed. You have to type them in the blind.

Posted by: radyck56 Oct 3 2016, 05:28 PM

QUOTE (michaelk @ Oct 3 2016, 02:00 PM) *
What distribution/version are you running?

Passwords entered at the command line are not echoed. You have to type them in the blind.

I SLOWLY typed in my password blind and it let me change to su thanks running fedora 21 reason I was in shell was cant update anything it always hangs and then just reboots as before no updates.

Posted by: yournix Feb 20 2017, 07:30 PM

QUOTE (radyck56 @ Oct 3 2016, 05:28 PM) *
I SLOWLY typed in my password blind and it let me change to su thanks running fedora 21 reason I was in shell was cant update anything it always hangs and then just reboots as before no updates.

Hmmm this has happened to me, but I had a cron job constantly eating up the disk space. Use df -h and see if it provides anything concerning

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