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I installed Ubuntu 10 on VMware 7.0 for learning purposes, but I am not able to enter a password in order to log in.

Any ideas what the problem might be?

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do you know what the password is? –  pakore Jun 24 '10 at 9:56
Are Caps Lock or Num Lock on? –  stuartd Jun 24 '10 at 10:07

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This issue was already covered here:


See that last post for a workaround.

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Can you try have the window in focus and press CTRL+ALT+F2 and try log in through the CLI, if that works you can then start Xorg by issuing the startx command, hopefully this works. I have never tried VMWare myself, only VirtualBox, and there it works withouth any problems.

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