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I have recently installed Ubuntu Server on my machine - successfully. However, the system does not read my keyboard input on the password on login. Is there something I did not do right? How do I go about fixing this problem?

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Is this 12.04 or 12.10? Do you mean there is no 'visible' keystrokes, or is the password not accepted? –  david6 Mar 10 '13 at 9:19
    
It is 12.04.2 LTS. There are no visible keystrokes and the cursor does not move. –  Goodman Mar 11 '13 at 7:45
    
Are you still able to login? –  david6 Mar 11 '13 at 9:32
    
I am not able to login since I the system does not read my input on the password line. I am stuck on the login screen. –  Goodman Mar 11 '13 at 10:26
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I got it. I am now able to login. –  Goodman Mar 11 '13 at 10:36
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Passwords are meant to be secure, and therefore (to prevent 'shoulder surfing') are usually suppressed (or replaced with an 'asterisk' per character).


For a graphic interface ('GUI') that makes sense, and you may even have a dialog box option to 'view password'.

For a server (which may be remote) it is more secure to simply suppress any response, or visible cue, to what is being typed. That may be confusing the first time, but will be second nature once you understand the reason.

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I understand the reasoning behind. Thank you for your assistance. I really appreciate it. –  Goodman Mar 11 '13 at 11:17
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