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cant type password in command line linux

  1. #1
    A College Professor Naturally Camouflaged [your moreover breastless limestone]
    VNCd into a VPS which the host put ubuntu 18.04 on , it says
    ubuntu login:
    It has a blinking underscore for me to input text so I type in sudo and press return and it says
    Password:
    and has a blinking underscore like it wants me to type in a password however nothing appears when i type like it does for the login name..... the only thing that makes it do something is pressing return with nothing entered for password

    which then it tells me
    Login incorrect.
    then prompts me for login again....

    what da fuc why wont it let me put in a password this is why windows is so good
  2. #2
    A College Professor Naturally Camouflaged [your moreover breastless limestone]
    I'm using VNC Viewer by Real VNC but I also tried a web-based VNC client that the server host makes available on their site and have the same result

  3. #3
    STER0S African Astronaut [the disappointingly unanticipated slab]
    i think you have to input it telekinetically.
  4. #4
    STER0S African Astronaut [the disappointingly unanticipated slab]
    that's how advanced linux is.
  5. #5
    A College Professor Naturally Camouflaged [your moreover breastless limestone]
    LOL it doesn't show the password even obfuscated as asterisks or dots like a normal person would want. just goes to show the audacity of security they have. doesn't help that i can't paste text from my lappy into the vnc window and the default password is like 30 characters of nonsense shit and you can't even watch the screen to make sure you typed each character in
  6. #6
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    lol you can type the password, the cursor just doesn't move

    use putty to log in via ssh, right click pastes
  7. #7
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    vnc is fake and gay
  8. #8
    A College Professor Naturally Camouflaged [your moreover breastless limestone]
    okay ill use the putty its worth it to be able to paste
  9. #9
    A College Professor Naturally Camouflaged [your moreover breastless limestone]
    putty says cause it's first time connecting to server there can be a hacker jacker spoofing and i oughta confirm if its really the right server by verifying the ssh key fingerprint. i can't find the ssh key anywhere on host's config pages do i have to call them to get it
  10. #10
    A College Professor Naturally Camouflaged [your moreover breastless limestone]
    how do i confirm that putty is reporting the correct ssh key fingerprint for the server?

    i connected with VNC again and did
    ssh-keygen -lf /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key.pub.
    and the key it tells me is not the one putty reports. it's also not presented in the same format, putty reports one that looks like hexadecimal ( numbers and letters up to F )

    and the ubuntu calls the key a 2048 SHA256 and it has numbers and letters up to z
  11. #11
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Dark Matter [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    If putty says that there are hackers you better call the cyber police this might be serious and you need to take those warnings serious
  12. #12
    A College Professor Naturally Camouflaged [your moreover breastless limestone]
    yeah i just ignored it cuz i dont think i wanna spend 10hours for every baby step what do u think star trekk???
  13. #13
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Dark Matter [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    I think Corona came from Linux users
    The following users say it would be alright if the author of this post didn't die in a fire!
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