home directory under "/media" folder makes desktop shortcuts open in gedit instead of starting application

Bug #153442 reported by Marián Kadaňka on 2007-10-16
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Bug Description

While creating new user account with a custom home folder I have encountered this bug: choosing home directory located under "/media" folder tree renders desktop application shortcuts unusable - clicking opens them for text editing in gedit instead of starting appropriate application.

Steps to reproduce:
1. system -> administration -> users and groups -> add user
2. choose some random user name and password
3. under "advanced" tab, home directory input field - replace "/home/someuser" with "/media/someuser"
4. click "ok" to create a user
5. log in to newly created account
6. under applications -> internet, right-click on "firefox web browser" and select "add this launcher to desktop"
7. on desktop, double-click newly created shortcut - it will open in gedit instead of starting application

Running Gutsy RC.

Jayson Vaughn (thedonvaughn) wrote :

Hello,
Thank you for taking your time to send this bug report.
I have verified this behavior on my Gutsy RC install (updated on Oct 17th) as well.
I added a user:
1. system -> administration -> users and groups -> add user
2. created the user 'testing' with the home directory of /media/testing.
3. i logged in as the user 'testing' and Applications -> Internet, right-click on "firefox web browser" and select "add this launcher to desktop"
5. when executing the desktop launcher, it will open launch gedit to edit the .desktop file.

However, I did verify that this only seems to happen in the /media directory.
I am assuming this has to do with gnome-volume-manager. It uses /media to mount it's allowed volumes.

I repeated the same steps above using /home2 directory as my base. The results were as expected; upon executing the firefox desktop launcher - firefox was started.

dino99 (9d9) on 2012-08-31
Changed in ubuntu:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for Ubuntu because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Incomplete → Expired
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