Ubuntu: Can't change theme of ZSH in Ubuntu 12.04


I have changed the theme in my ~/.zshrc file however whilst some of the colors in the prompt change the text size and background color remain as the Ubuntu default. Any one know how I can override this to make my terminal purse ZSH with the correct theme. My .bashrc looks like this

# ~/.bashrc: executed by bash(1) for non-login shells.  # see /usr/share/doc/bash/examples/startup-files (in the package bash-doc)  # for examples    # If not running interactively, don't do anything  [ -z "$PS1" ] && return    # don't put duplicate lines or lines starting with space in the history.  # See bash(1) for more options  HISTCONTROL=ignoreboth    # append to the history file, don't overwrite it  shopt -s histappend    # for setting history length see HISTSIZE and HISTFILESIZE in bash(1)  HISTSIZE=1000  HISTFILESIZE=2000    # check the window size after each command and, if necessary,  # update the values of LINES and COLUMNS.  shopt -s checkwinsize    # If set, the pattern "**" used in a pathname expansion context will  # match all files and zero or more directories and subdirectories.  #shopt -s globstar    # make less more friendly for non-text input files, see lesspipe(1)  [ -x /usr/bin/lesspipe ] && eval "$(SHELL=/bin/sh lesspipe)"    # set variable identifying the chroot you work in (used in the prompt below)  if [ -z "$debian_chroot" ] && [ -r /etc/debian_chroot ]; then  debian_chroot=$(cat /etc/debian_chroot)  fi    # set a fancy prompt (non-color, unless we know we "want" color)  case "$TERM" in  xterm-color) color_prompt=yes;;  esac    # uncomment for a colored prompt, if the terminal has the capability; turned  # off by default to not distract the user: the focus in a terminal window  # should be on the output of commands, not on the prompt  #force_color_prompt=yes    if [ -n "$force_color_prompt" ]; then    if [ -x /usr/bin/tput ] && tput setaf 1 >&/dev/null; then   # We have color support; assume it's compliant with Ecma-48   # (ISO/IEC-6429). (Lack of such support is extremely rare, and such   # a case would tend to support setf rather than setaf.)   color_prompt=yes  else  color_prompt=    fi  fi    if [ "$color_prompt" = yes ]; then  PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\          [\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]\$ '  else  PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w\$ '  fi  unset color_prompt force_color_prompt    # If this is an xterm set the title to user@host:dir  case "$TERM" in  xterm*|rxvt*)  PS1="\[\e]0;${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h: \w\a\]$PS1"  ;;  *)  ;;  esac    # enable color support of ls and also add handy aliases  if [ -x /usr/bin/dircolors ]; then  test -r ~/.dircolors && eval "$(dircolors -b ~/.dircolors)" || eval "$(dircolors -b)"  alias ls='ls --color=auto'  #alias dir='dir --color=auto'  #alias vdir='vdir --color=auto'    alias grep='grep --color=auto'  alias fgrep='fgrep --color=auto'  alias egrep='egrep --color=auto'  fi    # some more ls aliases  alias ll='ls -alF'  alias la='ls -A'  alias l='ls -CF'    # Add an "alert" alias for long running commands.  Use like so:  #   sleep 10; alert  alias alert='notify-send --urgency=low -i "$([ $? = 0 ] && echo terminal || echo                    error)" "$(history|tail -n1|sed -e '\''s/^\s*[0-9]\+\s*//;s/[;&|]\  s*alert$//'\'')"'    # Alias definitions.  # You may want to put all your additions into a separate file like  # ~/.bash_aliases, instead of adding them here directly.  # See /usr/share/doc/bash-doc/examples in the bash-doc package.    if [ -f ~/.bash_aliases ]; then  . ~/.bash_aliases  fi    # enable programmable completion features (you don't need to enable  # this, if it's already enabled in /etc/bash.bashrc and /etc/profile  # sources /etc/bash.bashrc).  if [ -f /etc/bash_completion ] && ! shopt -oq posix; then  . /etc/bash_completion  fi    PATH=$PATH:$HOME/.rvm/bin # Add RVM to PATH for scripting  

And my .zshrc looks like this:

# Path to your oh-my-zsh configuration.  ZSH=$HOME/.oh-my-zsh    # Set name of the theme to load.  # Look in ~/.oh-my-zsh/themes/  # Optionally, if you set this to "random", it'll load a random theme each  # time that oh-my-zsh is loaded.  ZSH_THEME="dallas"    # Example aliases  # alias zshconfig="mate ~/.zshrc"  # alias ohmyzsh="mate ~/.oh-my-zsh"    # Set to this to use case-sensitive completion  # CASE_SENSITIVE="true"    # Comment this out to disable weekly auto-update checks  # DISABLE_AUTO_UPDATE="true"    # Uncomment following line if you want to disable colors in ls  # DISABLE_LS_COLORS="true"    # Uncomment following line if you want to disable autosetting terminal title.  # DISABLE_AUTO_TITLE="true"    # Uncomment following line if you want red dots to be displayed while waiting for     completion  # COMPLETION_WAITING_DOTS="true"    # Which plugins would you like to load? (plugins can be found in ~/.oh-my-   zsh/plugins/*)  # Custom plugins may be added to ~/.oh-my-zsh/custom/plugins/  # Example format: plugins=(rails git textmate ruby lighthouse)  plugins=(git)    source $ZSH/oh-my-zsh.sh  

# Customize to your needs... export PATH=/home/toaksie/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194/bin:/home/toaksie/.rvm/gems/ruby- 1.9.3-p194@global/bin:/home/toaksie/.rvm/rubies/ruby-1.9.3- p194/bin:/home/toaksie/.rvm/bin:/usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/ usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games

Any help much appreciated!


I had same issue and went through various files in home folder. And found following instruction in ~/.profile

    # ~/.profile: executed by the command interpreter for login shells.      # This file is not read by bash(1), if ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bash_login      # exists.      # see /usr/share/doc/bash/examples/startup-files for examples.      # the files are located in the bash-doc package.  

I added necessary changes in .bash_login instead So it seems that you may have to remove .bash_profile if its present or make these changes to .bash_login or point to to source as .bashrc in .bash_login

    source ~/.bashrc  

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