Unable to enter password at login

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Issue

  • After installation and reboot I am presented with a textual login and cannot successfully login.

  • I can enter the login username, but not the password.

  • It is not possible to enter any character in the password field.

  • When I restart the Linux RHEL 6 Guest OS I am always presented with a welcome screen showing a horizontal loading page, and then the login and password page appears.

  • From here it is not possible to enter any characters into the password field.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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