# 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 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.

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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.

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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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