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    Entering Data In Terminal

    Trying to change the blank screensaver in Ubuntu Desktop to one that actually does something, using the terminal. I enter the command:

    sudo apt-get remove gnome-screensaver

    . . . . . and the terminal requests my password. So I try to type the password and nothing happens. I open the text editor and type my password, copy it and try to paste it in to the terminal, but still, no joy. Am I missing something?

    Why won't the terminal let me type or copy and paste my password?

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    Re: Entering Data In Terminal

    The password field by default is invisible.
    Did you press enter after typing it in?
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    Re: Entering Data In Terminal

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    The password field by default is invisible.
    Did you press enter after typing it in?
    Yes.

    After posting this I went back and had another go at it.

    The first couple of times I copied and pasted the initial command,

    sudo apt-get remove gnome-screensaver

    . . . . and when prompted for the password it did nothing.

    So, I typed the command in the terminal, and when prompted for a password it allowed me to type it in, and viola!, it worked.

    Being a n00b to Linux, and the Linux version of the command line, I am slowly learning the ins and outs of it. I would like to thank those who have the patience to read and reply to my rookie questions.

    Guess I can mark this solved then.

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    Re: Entering Data In Terminal

    If you were using keyboard shortcuts to copy and paste, the shortcuts are different in the terminal. Ctrl-C cancels a running command, so that can't be used as a shortcut for copy; I don't know if Ctrl-V does anything. The equivalents when you're using the terminal are Shift-Ctrl-C and Shift-Ctrl-V.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CatKiller View Post
    If you were using keyboard shortcuts to copy and paste, the shortcuts are different in the terminal. Ctrl-C cancels a running command, so that can't be used as a shortcut for copy; I don't know if Ctrl-V does anything. The equivalents when you're using the terminal are Shift-Ctrl-C and Shift-Ctrl-V.
    I see.

    Well it shows I still have a long way to go regarding getting around in Ubuntu.

    Thanks for the comment!

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