Despite Rails installation on Linux Mint rvm, ruby and gem won’t run

While installing Rails on a fresh Linux Mint (17) I could not start gem, rvm and ruby from the console. For the installation I followed the usual guides on When I tried to start gem, rvm or ruby an error message displayed they could not be found and should be installed. This problem may occur because the genome terminal Mint and Ubuntu use needs one additional configuration to run rvm, gem and ruby:

Open the terminal and go to Edit > Profile Preferences


Choose the tab Title and Command and make sure Run command as a login shell is activated.


Now everything works without any problems.



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20 years of coding and working as software engineer but I am still eager to learn more. I am very passionate when it comes to open source, Linux and Java. But I made my peace with Windows long ago to fully enjoy my PC gaming hobby. I have a soft spot for 90s electronic music and Babylon 5. In the evenings you will find me roaming the endless space in Warframe (IGN k05h).