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# Upon login current working directory is /, not $HOME Hi, I use XFCE with GDM, and currently when I login my current working directory is set to /, not /home/ollie as I'd expect. I'm not really sure where to start looking to solve this, but it's a tad frustrating when everything keeps opening in the wrong directory! edit retag close merge delete ## 3 Answers Sort by » oldest newest most voted Run this command in a terminal: cat /etc/passwd | grep ollie If the second item from the right isn't /home/ollie, edit the file (as root) so that it is. Log out, log in and it should be working correctly. more It might not work if there is some problem with the /home file system but you should give this a try. As root run the following: usermod --home /home/ollie ollie  Edit I see your default shell is zsh. Please take a look in to the following files and check if there is some directive there to change your default shell to be / (root) $ZDOTDIR/.zshenv
$ZDOTDIR/.zprofile$ZDOTDIR/.zshrc
$ZDOTDIR/.zlogin$ZDOTDIR/.zlogout
/etc/profile


If ZDOTDIR is not set, then the value of HOME is used; this is the usual case.
For more info visit the following link http://zsh.sourceforge.net/Intro/intro_3.html

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Solved it! My home directory had an incorrect SELinux profile, the following fixed it:

semanage fcontext -a -t user_home_t /home
restorecon -v /home


Attempting to login to console 2 showed the error, so I was finally able to track it down.

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Asked: 2013-01-14 09:27:39 -0500

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Last updated: Jan 15 '13