On all distributions of ubuntu and linux that I use don't let me type in the password to use sudo what do I do what happens is that when I try to use the sudo command I cant type the password.

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    Why can't you type? Someone doesn't let you? Just do it, don't be scared. – Pilot6 Dec 16 '19 at 20:05
  • What have you tried, and what happend ? – Soren A Dec 16 '19 at 20:09
  • Linux hides all symbols for sudo password. You only know you have typed the right password when not asked for password again and command works. Make sure caps lock is off, unless password is all caps. – crip659 Dec 16 '19 at 21:39

Peheaps you need to type


command. Some distros use su instead of sudo. I preffer the former.

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    OP won't be able to type a password there as well :-) – Pilot6 Dec 16 '19 at 20:40

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