sirus sirus - 10 months ago 31
Linux Question

The GNU screen is unresponsive, seems blocked

GNU Screen seems to freeze. Unable to enter user input.

I was using GNU screen and when I pressed the screen it became unresponsive. I can execute all the GNU screen commands, but can't enter user input. I don't want to kill this screen as I have important work and I don't want to lose it.


Try Ctrl-A q, which is the sequence to unblock scrolling.

Ctrl-A s is the sequence that blocks scrolling, which makes screen seem like it freezes.

Also replace Ctrl with whatever your escape key is for screen commands.