Solve screen error – “Cannot open your terminal ‘/dev/pts/\d+’ – please check”

Sometimes when you are trying to open a screen you might face the following error message:

Cannot open your terminal ‘/dev/pts/\d+’ – please check

There are 2 options to solve this:

  • Sign out and properly connect / sign in as the user you wish to use.
  • Run script /dev/null to own the shell (more info over at Server Fault); then try screen again.

Source:  http://makandracards.com/makandra/2533-solve-screen-error-cannot-open-your-terminal-dev-pts-0-please-check.

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