Can't type password into terminal window

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skillmasters

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Jul 9, 2009, 2:42:26 PM7/9/09
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I have a Kogan Agora netbook and want to disable the touchpad whilst I
type. I opened a terminal window and keyed in the command sudo gedit/
etc/hal/fdi/policy/shmconfig.fdi.
I then pressed Enter and was asked for my password - but the keyboard
doesn't work then and I can't type in anything. Help! I can only close
the terminal window.

PenguinsCanFly

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Jul 10, 2009, 8:04:11 PM7/10/09
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I am not sure if you saw my reply on the official forum or not. If
you did, forgive me for "trolling":

try these directions:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Synap ... hpad/Hardy

good luck

tMS

PenguinsCanFly

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Jul 11, 2009, 9:52:19 PM7/11/09
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skillmasters

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Jul 13, 2009, 2:48:16 PM7/13/09
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Thanks I have followed the instructions and have pretty much resolved
the problem. YES!

On Jul 12, 11:52 am, PenguinsCanFly <trdofms...@gmail.com> wrote:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticsTouchpad/Hardy
>
> On Jul 9, 2:42 pm, skillmasters <skillmast...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I have a Kogan Agora netbook and want to disable the touchpad whilst I
> > type. I opened a terminal window and keyed in the command sudo gedit/
> > etc/hal/fdi/policy/shmconfig.fdi.
> > I then pressed Enter and was asked for my password - but the keyboard
> - > doesn't work then and I can't type in anything. Help! I can only close
> > the terminal window.

derek

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Jul 15, 2009, 9:36:15 PM7/15/09
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When you typing password into a terminal.
for security, the terminal won't show any symbol.
you should just input you password and press [Enter], it will accept
it if the password correct.
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