Ok, I am mostly a windows user but for for learning RoR at work, I had to get used to a mac . Once I did I found that I enjoyed it, especially the terminal, I could load up projects in moments what would take a fair bit longer on windows. Now Obviously Mac isn't Linux but they both work similarly at least in regards to things like terminal (correct me if I'm wrong).
So I could have that same flexibility at home I installed Ubuntu on a separate SSD, but things started to go wrong. I installed gnome 3.1 and my cursor vanished, but I fixed it. However I was still stuck with unity (Hate this desktop) and doing 'gnome-shell --replace' didn't do anything and my mouse cursor on the login screen was invisible so I couldn't change it by clicking on it.
I installed ZSH as my terminal shell (like I had on mac) and Oh-myz-zsh but nothing I did in the zshrc file did anything, none of the theme stuff changed, none of the plugins I selected worked.
None of the terminal commands worked i.e. rails = no command found, git = no command found, subl (sublime text editor) = no command found. And then, when I tried closing down, everything went wonky and now it loads up all funny, ( e.g. the text menu on the terminal window vanishes and re-appears constantly).
Now, I need to get this working for work related purposes so can some one explain to me, how to:
1) get Zsh and oh-my-zsh working properly (I honestly prefer zsh to bash)
2) install ruby, rails, git, sublime and get all the nice terminal commands working
3) get gnome working
4) anything else you might recommend
To any that help me, Thank you very much, this has been driving me nuts like nothing else.