How to solve screen 'owner' problems

The screen program is one of the most useful, and most used, utility for system administrators.

However, after installing it under Solaris 8, you may bump into the following message:

andre@galactus$ screen
You are not the owner of /tmp/uscreens/S-andre.

The solution is rather simple: give yourself the requested rights on the correct directory.

To do this:

root@galactus$ chown -R andre:sysops /tmp/uscreens/S-andre/

Once you have done that, you should be able to use screen without any problem.

Hope this helps!