gnome, gnome-terminal desktop icon oddity

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at
Sun Dec 29 13:43:53 UTC 2013

On Sun, 29 Dec 2013 07:55:12 -0500, Robert Moskowitz wrote:

> But for me:
> [rgm at lx120e ~]$ cat Desktop/gnome-terminal.desktop
> cat: Desktop/gnome-terminal.desktop: No such file or directory

You need to create it (copy it there) first:

  cp /usr/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop ~/Desktop

Then install and run "gnome-tweak-tool" package:

  yum -y install gnome-tweak-tool

When using GNOME Shell, run gnome-tweak-tool, enable "Icons on Desktop".

Double-click the gnome-terminal icon on desktop to start a terminal.
After a reboot (at least here), the terminal starts in / dir instead
of $HOME.

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