Bug 1480460 - GNU screen gets killed on logout
Summary: GNU screen gets killed on logout
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: screen
Version: 29
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Vaclav Dolezal
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-08-11 07:46 UTC by Thomas Stephen Lee
Modified: 2019-03-07 09:58 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

Description Thomas Stephen Lee 2017-08-11 07:46:41 UTC
Description of problem:

GNU screen gets killed if I detach GNU screen and log out.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

1.  Login as user graphically
2.  open gnome-terminal
3.  $su - root
4.  $screen
5.  Detach screen
6.  $exit
7.  Logout of Gnome.
8.  Login back again graphically
9.  $su - root
10. $ screen -ls

Actual results:

There is a screen on:
	12057.pts-1.hostname	(Dead ???)
Remove dead screens with 'screen -wipe'.
1 Socket in /run/screen/S-root.

Expected results:

GNU screen should not be killed

Additional info:

Fresh installed Fedora 26.
Using XFS file system.

Comment 1 Thomas Stephen Lee 2017-08-16 06:23:23 UTC

I tried the following two things after filing the bug.

As screen is working properly in Fedora 24 and 25, I installed Fedora 25 version of screen.

$dnf remove screen
$dnf install http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/Fedora/updates/25/x86_64/s/screen-4.6.1-1.fc25.x86_64.rpm

Download, compile and install GNU screen from source.


GNU screen is getting killed after these 2 steps also.

Comment 2 Thomas Stephen Lee 2017-09-29 04:16:20 UTC
The above issue is a known issue in systemd.


"systemd-logind will now by default terminate user processes that are part of the user session scope unit (session-XX.scope) when the user logs out."

Hope there is some fix by either systemd or screen teams.


Comment 3 Thomas Stephen Lee 2018-01-05 05:37:04 UTC
Issue is there in Fedora 27 also.

Comment 4 Thomas Stephen Lee 2018-05-22 05:03:39 UTC
Issue is there in Fedora 28 also.

Comment 5 Thomas Stephen Lee 2019-01-16 05:17:29 UTC
Issue is there in Fedora 29 also.


Press Ctrl-Alt-F2.
Login as root via terminal.
Run screen
Run your commands and detach.
Screen is not dead when you login via Ctrl-Alt-F2 again.

Hope this helps with someone else with same issue.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.