Whenever you use sudo on Ubuntu, the terminal will ask you to enter your user password.
That’s fine. We’re all used to that. It’s a great security measure.
But here’s the rub: the terminal doesn’t offer any sort of visual feedback as you type in your password. This confuses and confounds new users, who are often left uncertain as to whether they’ve entered anything at all!
Read more on How To Make Sudo Command Passwords Visible in the Terminal via OMG Ubuntu! or do the following:
- Move to the line that reads
- Move to the end of the line and add ,pwfeedback, so it reads
- Pres ctrl x, then y and enter to save the changes