So, I've been attempting to understand how I am supposed to mine Zcash for a while now, but I just cannot wrap my head around it. I have installed Ubuntu, downloaded the zcash files from their website and followed their beginners guide but can't seem to figure out how I'm supposed to set it up and start mining. I was planning on using EWBF's CUDA miner since I have a GTX 1070, but I don't understand how I'm supposed to mine using that instead of the built in miner that seems to be built in.. Another problem I have is that even though I followed the zcash installation instructions all the way through I was only ever able to run it once without mining. After that It's not possible to start it simply because the directory doesn't exist.
I may just be terribly slow, or I'm missing something obvious. Any help is appriciated..