Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55042
unable to run screen as non root user, from gnome desktop
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:44 EDT
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Description of problem:
when trying to run the screen utility as a user other then root the
following error occures:
"Cannot open your terminal '/dev/pty/0' - please check"
for example type:
su - someuser
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open terminal from gnome desktop
2. su - non-root-user
Actual Results: error messsage: "Cannot open your terminal '/dev/pty/0' -
Expected Results: a screen session for the requested user.
when you su - <user>
the controlling tty's ownership is not changed. This is correct behaviour for su
you will need to ssh <user>@localhost or similar for the ownership of the tty to
this is not a screen bug rather this is expected tty behaviour.