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I have just installed Ubuntu 11 on virtual machine running on a windows seven, I just downloaded the xampp package and wanted to install it, so I Googled how to install xampp, and it says I should login as a root user.

So I typed sudo -s, and the it asked for a password, but suddenly I cant type nothing, even that the mouse works?

Is that a common problem, does some know what it might be? I looked on Google could not find a similar problem?

I am following this instruction for the installation of xampp. http://freshtutorial.com/install-xamp-ubuntu/

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Is there any reason why you download software and not use ubuntu software center? there is a LAMP install that is tweaked for Ubuntu in USC. No need for 3rd party software. –  Rinzwind Mar 4 '12 at 16:01
    
@Rinzwind hey thanx for the feedback. I could not find a lamp on the software center. –  helloThere Mar 4 '12 at 16:07
    
sudo apt-get install tasksel and then type tasksel on commandline. Choose the lamp option ;) –  Rinzwind Mar 4 '12 at 16:09
    
@Rinzwind it sayz tasksel: dbconf failed to run. I chose the lamp server by just taking the cursor with the arrow key at the lamp server name. maybe other is some other way to chose my selection ? –  helloThere Mar 4 '12 at 17:37

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To answer your original question, 'suddenly I cant type nothing'.

Linux Command Line does this whenever a password is needed to be entered.

You are indeed entering a password, it just doesnt display what you type (even as asterisks) to aid security for that password.

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It took me some time but I figured that out in the end. Thanx though :) –  helloThere May 17 '12 at 17:13

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