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Re: screen in single user mode - "cannot open /dev/console"

From: Trent W. Buck
Subject: Re: screen in single user mode - "cannot open /dev/console"
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 10:02:06 +1000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 08:48:18PM +0800, soumen wrote:
> When I try to run screen in single user mode, I get the error "cannot open
> /dev/console".

I find this happens when someone logs in as root, then does

    su serf -c screen

to run screen as the user "serf".  If you have sudo, using it seems to 

    sudo -u serf screen

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