screen crashes in F17 alpha/beta

Dan Mashal dan.mashal at
Thu Apr 19 17:28:03 UTC 2012

I use screen all the time in conjunction with BitchX on Fedora 17 without any issues.

However I did notice when also trying the /detach function I was getting some weird errors:

Error creating IPC socket.
[dan at Fedora17 ~]$ /pts/0. To re-attach type scr-bx 
error creating socket (-2: Address family not supported by protocol)

Screen itself works fine with BitchX but this is a detach function that is built in to the program that has worked for years. I will try disabling SELinux and see if that makes a difference.

Either way, could you provide some insight to this, Michal?


-----Original Message-----
From: test-bounces at [mailto:test-bounces at] On Behalf Of Michal Jaegermann
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 9:55 AM
To: For testing and quality assurance of Fedora releases
Subject: Re: screen crashes in F17 alpha/beta

On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 12:07:44PM -0400, Brian Johnson wrote:
> On both machines, whenever I try to run screen as me (I'm the only 
> non-root user on the boxes), an error flashes too quickly to tell what 
> it is and then the message [screen is terminating] shows in the xterm. 
> It also does the same thing if I try it in gnome-terminal

If something "flashes" then most likely you can save that for later by running

   screen 2>/tmp/

If not enough then redirect both stderr and stdout to some file and examine results.

> If I try it as root in either xterm
> or gnome-terminal, screen works without a problem.

Sounds like a permissions problem somewhere (pty access?).  What about selinux?  Did you try to check what audit has to say?

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