While playing with a development server at work, we just came across an error message like this:
Cannot open your terminal '/dev/pts/0' - please check.
So, there seemed to be rights-related problem, and searching the web brings up quite a lot of forum entries about this topic, with maily this two solutions:
- open screen as
/dev/pts/0writable for the user
I didn’t want to try the first one, because that might allow the user to fall back to root, so I tried the second one. At first it worked, but when I completely closed the user’s session,
/dev/pts/0 seemed to be gone, and the next try failed again, so it’s not a permanent solution.
The solution (that worked for me):
But finally I came across another solution that worked like a charme: you just need to SSH onto the machine directly with the desired user, and then it’s no problem to open a
In our previous tries we had logged in as
root and then
sudoed to the user, which caused this problem. Maybe I’ll investigate some alternatives or eventually more in-depth information about why this works this way, but for now I’m quite happy that we have a working solution.