Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 448219
CWD is / instead of $HOME
Last modified: 2012-03-02 12:17:06 EST
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Description of problem:
I'm automatically starting a "gnome-terminal -e screen" when my session begins, and the CWD of the resulting gnome-terminal is /. Every time I press "ctrl-a c" to create new shell in that screen, that shell is CWD-defaulted to /. Bad. -_-
screen inherits default CWD from parent process, and so does gnome-terminal, so i guess the problem's in gnome-session.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2. Click on add then name: foo, command: gnome-terminal, comment: whatever
3. Valid the new entry
4. Close gnome-session-properies
6. login through gdm.
gnome-terminal opens and CWD at opening is /
default current working directory should be $HOME.
CWD of gnome-terminal started from gnome-panel is $HOME.
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Not sure whether it's related or not, but I saw the same reported problem on one of my Scientific Linux 6.2 installs -- gnome terminal always started in the root directory. When I logged in at the one of the virtual text terminals (CTRL-ALT-F2), I saw an error message about not being able to change to my home directory.
I checked, and the SELinux context on my home dir looked correct.
So I put SELinux in permissive mode, and from then on, the problem was solved.