Bug 448219 - CWD is / instead of $HOME
Summary: CWD is / instead of $HOME
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-session
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-24 16:07 UTC by Dams
Modified: 2012-03-02 17:17 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 14:37:03 UTC
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Description Dams 2008-05-24 16:07:57 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. gnome-session-properties
2. Click on add then name: foo, command: gnome-terminal, comment: whatever
3. Valid the new entry
4. Close gnome-session-properies
5. logout
6. login through gdm.

Actual Results:
gnome-terminal opens and CWD at opening is /

Expected Results:
default current working directory should be $HOME.

Additional info:
CWD of gnome-terminal started from gnome-panel is $HOME.

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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 14:37:03 UTC
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Comment 3 Jared Robinson 2012-03-02 17:17:06 UTC
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.

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