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Nothing shows up on the screen when I type my password

I have been trying to run [sudo lshw] but it asks [password for grace: [] ]
So when I try to type my password, it doesn't even come up with any letters, asterisks not does the [] move. I typed in my password as normal despite this and pressed [enter] but it just said,

[Sorry, try again.
Enter password for grace: [] ]

But I can't type it in?! Can anybody help?

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, hbdgaf, izx, Jorge Castro, jokerdino Jul 20 '12 at 5:21

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That's normal behaviour of sudo. Sudo will never give any feedback on the user's input, except for the cursor not blinking while you are typing.

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when something is flagged for closure (or voted as it is in this case) adding half or non-answers just breaks the redirection if the question is closed –  hbdgaf Jul 19 '12 at 21:59
    
Please delete this answer for the greater good of the community (See aking1012's comment above for why). –  izx Jul 19 '12 at 22:00
    
So how can I if tell a question has been flagged for closure? I don't see a sign anywhere. This site is confusing. –  Cumulus007 Jul 19 '12 at 22:03
    
@Cumulus007 You probably couldn't have, because there were probably no close votes when you were composing your answer. Your answer was posted very shortly after we close-voted. –  Eliah Kagan Jul 19 '12 at 22:07
    
Alright, I will be more vigilant from now on. Thanks for the explanation. –  Cumulus007 Jul 19 '12 at 22:08
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