I have fedora 20; after last update, when I am using screen command, the terminal is closing instantly with message:

[screen is terminating]

and not letting me to do anything with normal user, but from root account everything is fine. Any ideas what is wrong?

this is from root account, after typing "screen": enter image description here

and this is when im typing "exit" after:

enter image description here

  • When asking for help, please provide the exact command you are using. – Patrick Nov 5 '14 at 14:40
  • the command is "screen" – vagiz Nov 5 '14 at 14:53
  • screen command terminates if command terminates. This is not a bug it simply is the behaviour of screen. Say screen ls gives you [screen is terminating]. – Ghanima Nov 5 '14 at 15:11
  • but from root account i when i'm typing "screen" it swithes to such a window and only if i'm typing "exit" after it, then the screen is terminating. – vagiz Nov 5 '14 at 15:17
  • Please edit to add more information. What's the exact command you use? There seems to be a difference when being root or a non-privileged user? – Ghanima Nov 5 '14 at 15:20

I hit the same thing. It seems to be caused by the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=884673

# mount | grep devpts devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,relatime,mode=600)

Remounting /dev/pts with proper permissions helped me:

mount -o remount,gid=5,mode=620 /dev/pts

And of course editing /etc/fstab.

  • nice, it helped – vagiz Nov 9 '14 at 22:02

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