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Sergio Niño
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Sergio Niño
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issue with sudo pasword.

An icon of a key appears when it asks me the password, and will not let me enter any password. just: sorry, try again, and the third comes out. when I enter the root@localhost pasword.

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Aurelien Roux
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are you talking about the terminal ? if so, it's not asking for the root password but for your own computer password. basically, the password you use everytime you want to install new softwares or open a session on your computer. that happens because we are using the sudo function and the terminal wants a confirmation.