When attempting to launch Synaptic from wbar, and receiving the prompt to enter the root password, I get no output from the keyboard. The cursor simply blinks at me mockingly. I checked the configuration in wbar, which reads: xterm -font 7x13bold -fg darkslategray -bg white -title $"Open Synaptic" -e 'echo -n "'$"Please enter root - "'"; su -c "apt-get update; synaptic"'
I know there are other ways to launch synaptic, but wbar is usually quicker, if it is working properly.
Running LXDE 2012.06, fully updated.