Gnome Default Save

This doesn't tend to occur with Mandriva 2007, so really only applies to Mandriva 2006 and previous versions of Mandriva/Mandrake.

Whenever you save a file, or open a terminal, it always seems to default to ~/Desktop.  This can be changed by creating a file in your home directory called ~/.mdk-no-desktop-launch.  The most easiest way to create it is by typing this:

touch ~/.mdk-no-desktop-launch

and that is it.  When you log out and log back in again, everything will now default to your home directory instead.