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1 - sudo is fundamental to Ubuntu - any Linux, I think
2 - that quote sounds like a windows response - when I try to use an unknown command (nonesuch) in Ubuntu, I get:P.S.bash: nonesuch: command not found
Here's a thought: what exactly is the prompt you see at the command line?
For example, maybe something like one of these:
Last edited by The Cog; July 7th, 2008 at 09:54 PM.
Thanks Bob for all your help.
I will confirm with hosting company what they have done or not done!
On my own machine when I try to open the Putty after giving the Ip address it just displays a blank screen and then times out after a while.
Yes the server is definately Ubunto.
when putty tries to connect I get a bright green square in the upper left of the screen. But I cannot write anything next to it or in it.
Last edited by blythescat; July 7th, 2008 at 10:06 PM.
Then I think you have a network problem. You should either get connection refused (if the server is not listening for SSH connections), or a connection accepted followed by some kind of prompt, or maybe some message saying your user/password is wrong. Just a timeout means either your connection request is not reaching the server, or the reply is not reaching you.