I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on a VPS and have problems running screen for non root users.
Screen is working fine with root though. When I run it as root and hit "tty" I receive the following output:
root@server:/dev# tty /dev/ttyp3
I read through some other topics regarding this issues and checked the following permissions:
root@server:~# ls -l /usr/lib/pt_chown -rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 10592 Sep 21 2012 /usr/lib/pt_chown root@server:~# ls -l /usr/bin/screen -rwxr-sr-x 1 root utmp 375984 Jun 6 2011 /usr/bin/screen
The error message screen is stating involved the message: could not find a pty
So I ran the command:
root@ghost:/dev# sudo MAKEDEV ptyp ptyq
Now screen is starting up for the none root user but brings this error:
Cannot open /dev/ttyp4: Permission denied
Can someone bring some light into my darkness?