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  1. #1
    pkrix NNTP User

    Default need help with screen


    hi,

    i have a problem with screen. i could use screen only as root, but not
    as an other user.

    backgroundinfo: the system runs on a root server and i had to install
    screen. i used the command yast -i screen.

    could anyone help me to configure screen, that i could use it as a
    normal user?

    greetz, patrick


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    caf4926 NNTP User

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    Tell us more about your graphics card, system
    are you kde3/4 or gnome
    is this openSUSE 11.0 or 11.1??


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  3. #3
    pkrix NNTP User

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    its a root server in the internet and the system is opensuse 11.0. i
    dont use grafical systems like gnome or kde. its only textmode via ssh2

    i have a few screens started as root. if i type screen -r as a normal
    user i get the follow message:

    Cannot open your terminal '/dev/pts/2' - please check.

    What should i do?


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  4. #4
    Tilman Schmidt NNTP User

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    pkrix schrieb:
    > i have a problem with screen. i could use screen only as root, but not
    > as an other user.
    >
    > backgroundinfo: the system runs on a root server and i had to install
    > screen. i used the command yast -i screen.
    >
    > could anyone help me to configure screen, that i could use it as a
    > normal user?


    It should work for every user out of the box without any configuration,
    at least it did on every system I ever tried. (Several SuSEn included.)

    What happens if you run it as a normal user?

  5. #5
    pkrix NNTP User

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    normaluser@openSUSE-110-64-LAMP:~/codserverfiles> screen -dmS testserver
    ./coduo_lnxded +set net_port 10100 +set dedicated 2 +g_password test
    +sv_hostname testserver
    normaluser@openSUSE-110-64-LAMP:~/codserverfiles> screen -r
    Cannot open your terminal '/dev/pts/2' - please check.
    normaluser@openSUSE-110-64-LAMP:~/codserverfiles> screen -r testserver
    Cannot open your terminal '/dev/pts/2' - please check.
    normaluser@openSUSE-110-64-LAMP:~/codserverfiles>

    nothing happens. no gameserver, no screen.. at my homeserver it works
    perfectly..

    thx for help


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  6. #6
    pkrix NNTP User

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    anyone have an idea?


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  7. #7
    Tilman Schmidt NNTP User

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    pkrix schrieb:
    > normaluser@openSUSE-110-64-LAMP:~/codserverfiles> screen -dmS testserver
    > ./coduo_lnxded +set net_port 10100 +set dedicated 2 +g_password test
    > +sv_hostname testserver
    > normaluser@openSUSE-110-64-LAMP:~/codserverfiles> screen -r
    > Cannot open your terminal '/dev/pts/2' - please check.
    > normaluser@openSUSE-110-64-LAMP:~/codserverfiles> screen -r testserver
    > Cannot open your terminal '/dev/pts/2' - please check.
    > normaluser@openSUSE-110-64-LAMP:~/codserverfiles>
    >
    > nothing happens. no gameserver, no screen..


    Try breaking it up in order to see whether the problem is with "screen"
    or with the command "./coduo_lnxded" you try to run:

    First test basic "screen" functionality by running it without any
    arguments, see if you get a screen, if you can detach and reattach.
    If reattaching fails, try "screen -list" to get screen's opinion on
    whether the session still exists.

    Then try "screen -dmS testserver" but still without giving a command
    to run. See if you can attach to the screen session and get a command
    line. If attaching fails, try "screen -list" to get screen's opinion on
    whether the session still exists.

    Next, try to run the command "./coduo_lnxded +set ..." manually within
    that screen session and look for any errors it might report.

    HTH
    T.

  8. #8
    Tilman Schmidt NNTP User

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    pkrix schrieb:
    > anyone have an idea?


    My, my, you are impatient. Not even 12 hours after my last reply, and you're already nagging.

  9. #9
    pkrix NNTP User

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    hi, i have the answer for the problem. i created the normal user before
    i installed screen. with a new user screen works!! i dont know why but
    it works perfectly ^^

    greets and thx

    patrick


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