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Thread: screen - Cannot open your terminal '/dev/pts/6' - please check

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    screen - Cannot open your terminal '/dev/pts/6' - please check

    I'm checking multiuser mode in screen and getting an error when I try to connect with the second user:

    Cannot open your terminal '/dev/pts/6' - please check

    screen is SUID. /var/run/screen is 755

    The first user's .screenrc contains these lines:
    Code:
    multiuser on
    acladd user2
    I start the screen session for user1:

    Code:
    screen -S test
    and then from user2, I try to connect:
    Code:
    screen -x user1/test
    And that's where the error occurs. Multiple sites around the web show that to be the method to run screen with more than one user. e.g. http://www.noah.org/wiki/Screen_note...shared_screens

    I could have sworn this used to work in Ubuntu before. What's missing?

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    Re: screen - Cannot open your terminal '/dev/pts/6' - please check

    Not sure it's the same as my issue Lars, but I have to run
    Code:
     script /dev/null
    before I can resume the screen

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