How to Configure Cgminer for Bitcoin-Litecoin (Linux)
How to Configure Cgminer for Bitcoin-Litecoin (Linux)
Tutorials:Getting Started With CGminer/BFGminer - MD5Live.COM
How to mine bitcoins on Windows - FreeDownloadManager
How to Setup and Optimize your CGMiner Config File
How to mine litecoins with CGMiner on Windows
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UPDATE 1/21/14: I'm not updating this guide anymore. Most of the steps should still work though. See the wiki or check the sidebar for updated instructions. Before you do anything else, you need to get a wallet. Until there's a secure online wallet, this means you need to download the dogecoin client. Now open the client you just downloaded. You'll be given a default address automatically, and it should connect to peers and start downloading the dogechain (aka blockchain in formal speak). You'll know because there will be a progress bar at the bottom and at the lower right there should be a signal strength icon (TODO: add screenshots). If you've waited 2 or 3 minutes and nothing is happening, copy this:
And paste it into a new text file called dogecoin.conf, which you then place into the dogecoin app directory.
On Windows this is C:\Users\[YOUR_USER]\AppData\Roaming\DogeCoin
On Macs it's ~/Library/Application Support/DogeCoin
Now restart your qt client and the blockchain should start downloading in about 1-2 minutes. Once it finished downloading, you're ready to send and receive Dogecoins!
Decide how you want to get Dogecoin. Your options are:
I'll go into detail about each of these. I'm currently writing this out. I'll make edits as I add sections. Suggestions are welcome.
Mining is how new dogecoins are created. If you're new to crypto currencies, read this. To mine (also called "digging"), a computer with a decent GPU (graphics card) is recommended. You can also mine with your CPU, but it's not as efficient.
These instructions cover only Windows for now. To mine, you'll need to figure out what GPU you have. It'll be either AMD/ATI or Nvidia. The setup for both is approximately the same.
Step One: Choose a pool
There's a list of pools on the wiki. For now it doesn't really matter which one you choose. You can easily switch later. NOTE: Youcanmineintwoways.Solominingiswhereyouminebyyourself.Whenyoufindablockyougetallthereward.Poolminingiswhenyouteamupwithotherminerstoworkonthesameblocktogether.Thismakesitmorelikelythatyou'llfindablock,butyouwon'tgetallofit,you'llhavetosplititupwithothersaccordingtoyourshareofthework.Poolminingisrecommendedbecauseitgivesyoufrequentpayouts,becauseyoufindmoreblocks.Thelargerthepoolyoujoin,themorefrequentthepayouts,butthesmallertherewardyouget. Overalongperiodoftimethedifferencebetweenpoolandsolomininggoesaway,butifyousolomineitmightbemonthsbeforeyougetanycoins.
Step two: Set up pool account
The pool you chose should have a getting started page. Read it and follow the instructions. Instructions vary but the general idea is:
Create an account
Create a worker under the account
Grab the mining URL (usually on the getting started page)
Setup your cash out options in your account settings by entering one of your wallet's receiving addresses
When you're done with this, you'll need to know:
Your account, worker name, and worker password
The mining (stratum) URL (usually the pool's URL followed by a port)
Step three: Download mining software
For best performance you'll need the right mining software.
Create a text file in the same folder as your miner application. Inside, put the command you'll be running (remove brackets). For AMD it's cgminer.exe --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://: -u -p For Nvidia it's cudaminer.exe -o stratum+tcp://: -O : Substitute the right stuff in for the placeholders. Then on the next line of the text file type pause. This will let you see any errors that you get. Then save the file with any name you want, as long as the file extension is .bat. For example mine_serverName.bat.
Step five: Launch your miner
Just open the .bat file and a command line window should pop up, letting you know that the miner is starting. Once it starts, it should print out your hash rate. If you now go to the pool website, the dashboard should start showing your hashrate. At first it'll be lower than what it says in the miner, but that's because the dashboard is taking a 5 minute average. It'll catch up soon enough. NOTE: Anormalhashrateisbetween50Kh/suptoeven1Mh/sdependingonyourGPU.
You're now mining Dogecoins
That's it, nothing more to it.
CPU mining isn't really recommended, because you'll be spending a lot on more on power than you'd make from mining Dogecoin. You could better spend that money on buying Dogecoin by trading. But if you have free electricity and want to try it out, check out this informative forum post.
Trading has been difficult so far, but Dogecoin just got added to a few new exchanges. If you don't have a giant mining rig, this is probably the best way to get 100k or more dogecoins at the moment. I'll write up a more complete guide, but for now check out these sites:
Faucets are sites that give out free coins. Usually a site will give out somewhere between 1 and 100 Dogecoin. Every site has its own time limits, but usually you can only receive coins once every few hours, or in some cases, days. It's a great way to get started. All you do is copy your address from the receive section of your wallet and enter it on some faucet sites. Check out /dogecoinfaucets for more. If you go to each site on there you might end up with a couple hundred Dogecoin!
This method is pretty straightforward. Post your receiving address, and ask for some coins. Such poor shibe. The only catch is, don't do it here! Please go to /dogecoinbeg.
Other redditors can give you Dogecoin by summoning the tip bot, something like this: +dogetipbot 5 doge This might happen if you make a good post, or someone just wants to give out some coins. Once you receive a tip you have to accept it in a few days or else it'll get returned. Do this by following the instructions on the message you receive in your inbox. You reply to the bot with "+accept". Commands go in the message body. Once you do that, the bot will create a tipping address for you, and you can use the links in the message you receive to see your info, withdraw coins to your dogecoin-qt wallet, see your history, and a bunch of other stuff. As a bonus, so_doge_tip has a feature where you can get some Dogecoins to start with in exchange for how much karma you have. To do this, send the message "+redeem DOGE" to so_doge_tip. You'll need to create a tipping account if you don't have one. If you want to create a tipping account without ever being tipped first, message either of the bots with "+register" and an address will be created for you.
1/21/14 - Added note about this thread no longer being updated
1/21/14 - Changed wallet links to official site
12/27/13 - Added 1.3 wallet-qt links
12/21/13 - Added new windows 1.2 wallet link
12/20/13 - Fixed +redeem text
12/18/13 - Added short blurb on trading.
12/18/13 - Updated cudaminer to new version (cudaminer-2013-12-18.zip).
I'm writing this because I couldn't find a single condensed guide on compiling the wallet and running mining software on linux, specficially Ubuntu/Linux Mint. I combed Bitcoin and Litecoin forums for similar problems I was running into and eventually got everything nailed down, so here it is in one place, for new Shibes. If you want to make a Dogecoin directory in your downloads folder to keep things organized, you will need to modify these commands to refelct the change. So instead of going to ~/Downloads/ you will need to go to ~/Downloads/Dogecoin and be sure to put the zipped files there when you download them, but the commands will be the same otherwise. cwayne18 put in the work to make a PPA for the QT client here. Ubunutu/Mint/Debian users should be able to install the client with the following commands:
Compiling the Wallet Manually I suggest using the PPA above, but if you want to compile manually, here you go. 1)Download the newest source from here. If you want to check out the Github page, click here 2)Unzip the package with the native client OR, navigate to your downloads and unzip
cd ~/Downloads unzip dogecoin-master.zip
3)Now it's time to compile. You will need to install the dependencies, just copy and paste the following code. It will be a fairly large download and could take some time. It is always important to update before installing any new software, so we'll do that first and then install the dependencies.
4)Once that is done, go to the doge-coin master directory and compile:
cd ~/Downloads/dogecoin-maste sed -i 's/-mgw46-mt-sd-1_53//g' dogecoin-qt.pro qmake USE_UPNP=- USE_QRCODE=0 USE_IPV6=0 make -j3
After running the qmake command you will likely see some text similar to
Project MESSAGE: Building without UPNP support Project MESSAGE: Building with UPNP supportRemoved plural forms as the target language has less forms. If this sounds wrong, possibly the target language is not set or recognized.
It's perfectly normal, so don't worry about that. Your Dogewallet is ready to go! The executable is in ~/Downloads/dogecoin-maste and called dogecoin-qt. Your wallet information is in ~/.dogecoin. You can run the wallet at any time by opening terminal and typing
cd ~/Downloads/dogecoin-maste ./dogecoin-qt
Future upgrades to dogewallet are easy. Back up your wallet.dat, and simply follow the same directions above, but you'll be unzipping and building the newer version. You will likely need to rename the old dogecoin-master directory in ~/Downloads before unzipping the newest version and building. Also, it is likely that you will not need to install the dependencies again. Alternate Method For Installing Dogecoin Wallet from Nicebreakfast After installing the dependencies listed in step 3, open terminal, then navigate to where you want Dogecoin Wallet stored and run:
git clone https://github.com/dogecoin/dogecoin ./autogen.sh ./configure make
then when the wallet is updated just run
from the dogecoin directory. GPU Mining GPU mining requires CGminer. My suggestion is to get the executable already built. The creator of cgminer has removed the built file from his website, but I've uploaded it here
sudo apt-get install pkg-config opencl-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev autoconf libtool automake m4 ncurses-dev cd ~/Downloads tar -xvf cgminer-3.7.2-x86_64-built.tar.bz2
Don't use anything newer than 3.7.2. The newer versions of CGMiner don't support GPU mining. That's it! You have cgminer ready to go! You will run cgminer with the following syntax
cd ~/Downloads/cgminer-3.7.2-x86_64-built/ ./cgminer --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://SERVERNAME:PORT -u WORKER.ID -p PASS
A good guide for fine tuning cgminer can be found here; follow the litecoin example. EDIT I had trouble getting cgminer running with a single line command, but running it via an executable .sh file works. This is covered in the cgminer setup guide I posted above but I'll put it here too. In the same directory that has the cgminer executable, you need to make a file called cgminer.sh and make it executable. It should contain the follwing:
Then you can call cgminer in terminal by doing ./cgminer.sh You will need a cgminer.conf file containing all your options. All of this is covered in the guide that is linked above. A quick note about AMD drivers: They used to be a huge PITA to install and get working, but the newest Catalyst drivers are great. There's a GUI installer, everything works out of the box, and there is a lot of documentation. You can download them here: AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta Linux CPU Mining For CPU mining I use minerd because it doesn't require any work to get running, simply download it and get to work. Download the built file for your machine 32-bit or 64-bit, and then unzip it and you're ready to go!
cd ~/Downloads tar -xvf pooler-cpuminer-2.3.2-linux-x86.tar.gz
The executable is called minerd and it will be in ~/Downloads but you can move it to wherever you like. To run it, pull up terminal and do
cd ~/Downloads minerd --url=stratum+tcp://SERVER:PORT --userpass=USERNAME.WORKERNAME:WORKERPASSWORD
You're done! Happy mining! Common Issues I ran into this and I've seen others with this problem as well. Everything installs fine but there is a shared library file that isn't where it should be. In fact, it isn't there at all.
libudev.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
In terminal, do
sudo updatedb locate libudev.so.0.13.0
And it will probably return a path /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu. Inside that directory there's a library file called libudev.so.0.13.0. You'll need to make a symlink (aka shortcut) that links libudev.so.1 to libudev.so.0.13.0 So, assuming you're working with libudev.so.0.13.0 do this
cd /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu sudo ln -s libudev.so.0.13.0 libudev.so.1
Now if you do
You should see
libudev.so.1 -> ./libudev.so.0.13.0
Meaning you've made the symlink. Also, the text for libudev.so.1 will be blue.
New people please read this. [upvote for visibility please]
I am seeing too many new people come and and getting confused. Litecoin wiki isn't the greatest when it comes to summing up things so I will try to do things as best as I can. I will attempt to explain from what I have learned and answer some questions. Hopefully people smarter than me will also chime in. I will keep this post updated as much as I can. Preface Litecoin is a type to electronic currency. It is just like Bitcoin but it there are differences. Difference explained here. If you are starting to mine now chances are that you have missed the Bitcoin mining train. If you really want your time and processing power to not go to waste you should mine LTC because the access to BTC from there is much easier. Mining. What is it? Let's get this straight. When making any financial commitment to this be prepared to do it with "throw away" money. Mining is all about the hashrate and is measured in KH/s (KiloHash/sec). Unlike the powerful ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) that are used to mine bitcoins using hashrates in the GH/s and even TH/s, litecoin mining has only been able to achieve at the very best MH/s. I think the highest I've seen is 130 MH/s so far. Which leads us to our next section. Mining Hardware While CPU mining is still a thing it is not as powerful as GPU mining. Your laptop might be able to get 1 a month. However, I encourage you to consult this list first. List of hardware comparison You will find the highest of processors can maybe pull 100 KH/s and if we put this into a litecoin mining calculator it doesn't give us much. Another reason why you don't want to mine with your CPU is pretty simple. You are going to destroy it. So this leaves us with GPUs. Over the past few months (and years) the HD 7950 has been the favourite because it drains less power and has a pretty good hashrate. But recently the introduction of the R9 290 (not the x) has changed the game a bit. People are getting 850 KH/s - 900 KH/s with that card. It's crazy. Should I mine? Honestly given the current difficulty you can make a solid rig for about $1100 with a hashrate of 1700 KH/s which would give you your investment back in about a month and a half. I am sure people out there can create something for much cheaper. Here is a good example of a setup as suggested by dystopiats PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-29 00:52 EST-0500
Estimated Hashrate (with GPU overclocking) : 1900 KH/s Hardware Fundamentals CPU - Do you need a powerful CPU? No but make sure it is a decent one. AMD CPUs are cheap to buy right now with tons of power. Feel free to use a Sempron or Celeron depending on what Motherboard you go with. RAM - Try to get at least 4 GB so as to not run into any trouble. Memory is cheap these days. I am saying 4 GB only because of Windoze. If you are plan to run this on Linux you can even get away with less memory. HDD Any good ol 7200 RPM hard drive will do. Make sure it is appropriate. No point in buying a 1TB hard drive. Since, this is a newbie's guide I assumed most won't know how to run linux, but incase you do you can get a USB flash drive and run linux from it thus removing the need for hard drive all toghether. (thanks dystopiats) GPU - Consult the list of hardware of hardware I posted above. Make sure you consider the KH/s/W ratio. To me the 290 is the best option but you can skimp down to 7950 if you like. PSU - THIS IS BLOODY IMPORTANT. Most modern GPUs are power hungry so please make sure you are well within the limits of your power consumption. MOTHERBOARD - Ok, so a pretty popular board right now is Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 and the ASRock 970 Extreme4. Some people are even going for Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 and even the mighty Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 because it has more PCI-E slots. 6 to be exact. However you may not need that much. With risers you can get more shoved into less. PCI-E RISERS - These are called risers. They come in x16 to x16 and x1 to x16 connections. Here is the general rule of thumb. This is very important. Always get a POWERED riser otherwise you will burn a hole in your MoBo. A powered rise as a molex connector so that additional power from PSU can be supplied. When it comes to hardware I've provided the most basic knowledge you need. Also, take a look at cryptobader's website. This is very helpful. Please visit the mining section of Litecoin Forums and the litecoinmining subreddit for more indepth info. Mining Software Now that you have assembled your hardware now you need to get into a pool. But before you do that you need a mining software. There are many different ones but the one that is most popular is cgminer. Download it and make sure you read the README. It is a very robust piece of software. Please read this if you want to know more. (thanks BalzOnYer4Head) Mining Pools Now that your hardware and software is ready. I know nothing about solo mining other than the fact that you have to be very lucky and respectable amount of hashing power to decrypt a block. So it is better to join pools. I have been pool hopping for a bit and really liked give-me-coin previously known to the community as give-me-ltc. They have a nice mobile app and 0% pool fees. This is really a personal preference. Take a look at this list and try some yourself. How do I connect to a pool? Most pools will give you a tutorial on how to but the basics are as follows:
Signup for a pool
Create a worker for your account. Usually one worker per rig (Yes people have multiple rigs) is generally a good idea.
Create a .run file. Open up notepad and type cgminer.exe -o (address_to_the_miningpool:port_number) -u (yourusername.workername) -p (your_worker_password_if_you_made_one). Then File>Save As>runcgminer.run (Make sure the drop down is set to "All Files" and .txt document.) and save in the same folder as cgminer. That's it.
Double click on runcgminer.run (or whatever you named it) and have fun mining.
Mining Profitability This game is not easy. If it was, practically everyone would be doing it. This is strictly a numbers game and there are calculations available that can help you determine your risk on your investments. 4 variables you need to consider when you are starting to mine: Hardware cost: The cost of your physical hardware to run this whole operation. Power: Measured in $/KwH is also known as the operating cost. Difficulty rate: To put it in layman's terms the increase in difficulty is inversely proportional to amount of coin you can mine. The harder the difficulty the harder it is to mine coin. Right now difficulty is rising at about 18% per 3 days. This can and will change since all you miners are soon going to jump on the band wagon. Your sanity: I am not going to tell you to keep calm and chive on because quiet frankly that is stupid. What I will tell you not to get too carried away. You will pull you hair out. Seriously. Next thing you will need is a simple tool. A mining profitability calculator. I have two favourite ones. coinwarz I like this one cause it is simple. The fields are self explanatory. Try it. bitcoinwisdom I like this one because it is a more real life scenario calculator and more complicated one (not really). It also takes increasing difficulty into account. Please note: This is the absolute basic info you need. If you have more questions feel free to ask and or google it! More Below.
Hey there! I just recently heard about crypto currency a few hours ago and I thought I might try to be a part of it! So this is my first day trying it (and my first day ever using Redit) So far I watch a few tutorials on what bitcoins are, how to set up a wallet, get a pool, ect. And after syncing the dogecoin wallet, i loaded my .bat and it's running with nut2pool but for some reason http://i.imgur.com/9OHTZYh.png it's been stuck at 0.0 Hashrate for a while. Every now and then it would go up to 69KH , but after 10 seconds go right down to 0.0 again. My setup: Intel I5 /// 12GB Ram /// Radeon HD 7950 Using cgminer-3.7.2 for windows 7 , and I have a 30mb time warner connection. Code: cgminer --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://dogeu.nut2pools.com:5585 -u -p -o stratum+tcp://dogus.nut2pools.com:5585 -u rikkusguardian.shadow -p flamesofel3 Am I doing something wrong?
Hello all, I want to star mining potcoin but I've been having some problems. First I cannot get my wallet to connect to any servers to update the block chain. I've put the correct server list in the configuration file and put it in my useroaming/potcoin folder. I was able to get the bootstrap to update but that only got me half way updated. I've opened up my firewall on my pc for potcoin.exe both in and out. This may be a firewall issue for my router, even tho I have Upnp enabled. Dose anyone know what ports the wallet runs on? Second I have 2 radon r900 series graphic cards in my pc. I've tried cgminer that is the latest version to support gpu processing and sgminer. I'm mining with prohashing.com pool. No matter what I do I can not connect to the pool. I've mined bitcoins in the past and never had any of these problems. I just bought a Gridseed Blade Scrypt Asic - 5.5MHs miner and will be hooking it up to a raspberry pi with the tutorial provided by http://highoncoins.com/litecoin-rig/how-to-make-gridseed-blade-mining-rig-pre-built-cgmine If anyone has any tips for getting my pc working, ide be very great full. I'm pretty sure I can figure out the grid seed asic scrypt miner. Thanks!
Been googling and reading for 2 hours now, you guys always come through with answers tho. I've got a fresh install of linux here. My first time running it so I went with XUbuntu. I downloaded cgminer from http://ck.kolivas.org/apps/cgmine3.7/ and took the .tar.bz2 file. I go into the directory and run ./configure, then make, then sudo make install. These all seem to work but when i try to run cgminer with ./cgminer nothing happens. No errors or anything, just nothing, directly to next command line. Even worse when I try ./cgminer -n I get unrecognized option error. What am I doing wrong? Do I need to install additional packages or something? Like I said, new to linux so I may be missing someting simple but Ive tried following step by step guides (https://coinaxis.com/index.php/tutorials/entry/how-to-configure-linux-and-build-cgminer-for-bitcoin-and-litecoin) but still getting same error. Help is awesome! Edit: Should mention I tried doing chmod 700 cgminer and that didnt work either.
[P2pool] How to make your own personal p2pool Node!
Tired of getting no block rewards and sending many dead shares? Need a p2pool node close to your miner? MAKE YOUR OWN! :D And, Yep, P2pools give 0.5% Rewards to block finders! Here's some info about p2ools: http://whatisp2pool.com/ The stronger the P2Pool network becomes the more resistant the digibyte network is to 51% attacks! Oh and, P2pools are DDOS proof! Now that's News! So if your node gets DDOS'd .. you dont lose your shares as the shares have been saved in the p2pool, its called the sharechain. So you get paid anyhow! Thanks to the p2pool network. and you ccan set your workers to another pool using the "--failover only" command in cgminer (if im not wrong) and get it back to work on the p2pool network! TL;DR; P2POOL = 1 Big fat network Decentrazlized pool! STEPS TO MAKE A P2POOL: Install Ubuntu server or Desktop if you want http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ or u can use a VPS (VirtualPrivateServer -- Link Below with coupon code) So Let's start off in the command line (Open Terminal.. and all you have to do is Cut, Copy Paste! ;) ) Start by updating and upgrading Ubuntu, you know you want the best ;)
git clone git://github.com/digibyte/DigiByteProject.git digibyte #renaming makes it easier ;) cd ~/digibyte/src mkdir obj make -f makefile.unix USE_UPNP=- sudo cp digibyted /usbin cd ~
After it has compiled try running 'digibyted'
If you get an error saying you need to make the digibyte.conf file, good! :) If it doesnt give you that error, make sure you followed the compiling steps appropriately. So, Lets create the conf file here...
cd .digibyte #edited from 'digibyted' .. fixed!! nano digibyte.conf
Paste the following, CHANGING THE USERNAME AND PASS!! make sure to take note of both, you'll need these later!
Press 'CTRL' + ' X', and then 'Y' to save when prompted
cd ~ ./digibyte/src/digibyted ./digibyte/src/digibyted getinfo
Make sure you check the latest block in the block chain or on your local DigiByte Wallets. This is to see how far your p2pool node has gotten! This is gonna take quite a while so lets CONTINUE! Let's get the p2pool software and frontend in! Install the p2pool dependencies!
Time to edit and customise the html code to personalise your p2pool's frontend. Feel free to change the p2pool name and if you're an advanced user, feel free to add your own frontend from git hub after removing the web-static folder. (OPTIONAL: by using rm -f -r web-static #in that directory. And then you can choose whichever frontend you want! by cloning it in the web-static folder) Editing the current frontend html!
cd .. cd web-static nano index.html
After personalising the page, i.e. changing the p2pool name and adding some info! Lets go back and check how far the block downloading has gotten! You can check this by typing this in the command line after going back to the root directory:
cd ~ ./digibyte/src/digibyted getinfo
This is gonna take a while so might as well check for updates again :P
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
After making sure that all the blocks have been synced locally! We're ready to run the p2pool node! Simply enter the string below in the command line, entering your USERNAME and PASS that you saved earlier!
If you want to charge a fee for your node add this to your string, adding your fee address!:
--fee 1.0 --address NEWDGBADDRESS
To see if the node is up and running enter this in the command line:
screen -x myp2pool
'CTRL' + 'A' + 'D' to close the terminal if you press 'CTRL' + 'C', it will terminate the p2pool program and you'll have to restart the pool by using the string above! Once, Everything is setup as planned! Check your p2pool node's ip Address by entering this into the command line:
inet addr: 192.168.1.1 #You'll see a line like this.
So, Your cgminer string should look something like this:
cgminer --scrypt -o 192.168.1.1:9022 -u DGBADDRESS -p x
And your p2pool WEB ADDRESS should look like this:
example: http://192.168.1.1:9022/ You can monitor your p2pool using that web address! Enjoy, your personal p2pool node!! :D If for whatever reason the server shuts off and you need to restart the p2pool node, you should run digibyted again and after it has synced successfully, just type in your p2pool string:
I've tried to set up doge mining with cgminer (only did some bitcoin mining before) following the wiki's/sidebar's tutorials but no matter what kind of settings I'm using in my bat file, the 7950 will stay at slightly below 15 Kh/s (and 50 °C). The barebones bat file looks as follows:
set GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT=100 set GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS=1 cgminer.exe --scrypt -o mypool -u myuser.myworker -p mypassword -I 20
No matter what card-specific settings I add, the Kh/s doesn't change. I'm mining on dogehouse if that's in any case relevant. I'm also using Windows 7 x64 and Catalyst 13.12 drivers (updated from 13.8 to no avail). Any suggestions? Thanks! EDIT: I have fixed my problem. For some reason the bat file does not correctly set the intensity and reverts to the lowest (default?) value. Manually setting it to the desired value within cgminer by pressing g->i->20->enter gives me the desired Kh/s.
Help with getting things to start mining scrypt currencies (using raspberry pi 2 , gridseed asic miner , & cgminer) . . .
Here's what I have & will be using (I already have the cables & power) : raspberry pi 2 Gridseed ASIC Miner for Litecoin and Bitcoin Mining --- 4 of these cgminer [ I followed this example for setting things up : https://www.reddit.com/defcoin/comments/23nvs1/raspberry_pi_asic_defcoin_mining_guide/ it is my understanding that any altcoin you wish to setup mining for , is done in this similar fashion ] I want to do scrypt cryptocurrency mining , I just want to understand how this is done .... ( I know there's a lot of tutorials out there & great vids , and I've done a lot of reading on all this matter , but I can't seem to get things working right , please help / advise ) Questions:
if I solo mine , what is the correct port # to use here (and is the below command formatted correctly more-or-less) :
sudo ./cgminer -o stratum+tcp:localhost:#### -u Username.Workername -p yourworkerpassword --gridseed-options freq=850 ( I understand I need to create my own pool , a pool of 1 , is considered to be solo-mining , correct ? How do I do this ? )
also , before I can solo-mine , I need to have downloaded & install the wallet for the cryptocurrency I am going to mine , correct ? And I understand there is some kind of Config files relevant that I should modify accordingly to set things up with my mining solo , right ? How is it done & where do I find this config files ??
I tried connecting my 4 gridseed(s) to my raspberry pi 2 , via the 4 usb ports it has , but it seems like it can't handle the 4 of them , so I have to deal with only using 2 of the gridseed(s) connected to my raspberry pi 2 at a time .... does this seem right to you ? And so , what work around do I have for this poroblem , I want to use all 4 of these gridseeds connected to my raspberry pi 2 ,,, I'm guess a usb hub is needed for this right ?
I am really new to Coin mining and the RPi so I have no idea where I went wrong. I followed the Tutorial and didn't have any unresolved setup problems. I tried the both standard Rasbian and the Occidentakisv distros and ran into the same hitch. When I start cgminer I get the expected results "After starting cgminer, you should see a line saying: nohup: ignoring input and appending output to 'nohup.out This is normal. Press return to bring back the command prompt" After that I start PiMiner and... Nothing. The LCD displays "no connection to cgminer" and there are no error messages displayed at the command prompt. The USB miners have an LED to show activity, but there is none. Screenshot if it helps.
I want to learn how to mine Mintcoin using Hashcows, but I need help. I'm new to mining.
Hello Mintcoin miners, Here is the deal: I want to mine Mintcoins with my computer, but I need help. I am new to mining, and have a lot of questions. Please answer my questions if you know the answer. I am not completely computer stupid, but am completely new to trying to do crypto mining and so far all I have been able to do is make an account on Hashcows, and create a worker on the website. (when I registered my Hashcows account, it asked me for a Bitcoin address but I put a Mintcoin address instead because I don't have any Bitcoins and I only want Mintcoins, is that okay?? Or should I have actually put in a Bitcoin address to register?) I just want to make sure I get paid correctly in Mintcoin to my wallet address. Okay...So now I am registered on Hashcows and have a worker. But now I am confused as to what exactly to do next. Do I download CGminer? Or is another miner better? What is the best miner to use for hashcows that will give me the best profitability? Where should I download the mining software from? Is there a "very" easy guide on to how to set all this up? Any help would be very much appreciated. I don't have a lot of cpu hashpower, but I really want to mine as many Mintcoins as I can. Does anyone have a step by step guide or video tutorial? I need someone to make the complicated simple, and maybe if people can explain it well enough here, we can teach other people like myself how to get into mining. Thanks in advance! -HelpmemineMint
So, I'm recently getting back into the cryptocurrency game. Used to mine Bitcoin somewhere around 2013, didn't get very far and quit when the writing on the wall said that there was no more fun to be had mining BTC. Figured I'd get into FTC seeing as the difficulty is low and if I make any reasonable result, I'll sit on it and see where it goes. Not looking for multi-figure yields, just trying to find something to make my CAD workstation do while I'm out and about during the day. Now, I'm not one to qualify as terminal-inept; I'm quite friendly with it. But when you throw the myriad of miners, the myriad of coins, and the myriad of different build dependencies on board, it's hard to get an install that works correctly. On top of that, the computer is running a Nvidia Quadro GPU, and it seems like Nvidia anything is generally boo-booed, at least by all the tutorials and documents I've read. So that being said, I'm not an idiot when it comes to installing software (I write plenty), but the stuff surrounding miners perplexes me to say the least, and I've given this an entire day to get this far. I'm having issues setting up one of the varieties of CGMiner on a (fairly fresh) Ubuntu 16.04 installation. Or, at least, I think I'm having issues. I cloned down this repo (cgminer-neoscrypt) and configured it, currently running it at -I 20 on The Blocks Factory FTC pool. the full invokation is (if it matters):
It says that it's making about 41.6 KH/s average, which I'm not arguing with (being used to BTC hash rates), and it does indicate Feathercoin, but there's a few things throwing me off here:
The repo I cloned from indicates the version is 3.7.8 but the CGMiner instance running says 3.7.1
It seems to detect a new block on average about once a minute or more, and it always indicates detection by stratum from pool 0.
The network difficulty is around 950K+. This could be right; I dunno.
Been running this instance for a solid 15-20 minutes now and The Blocks Factory site interface still doesn't report any hashrate.
Any idea what's going on here? A lot has changed since I last was mining. Is there something going on that's off here, or am I just perplexed over the thing operating as usual? The last bullet-point is what I'm particularly worried about - does The Blocks Factory have significant lag in reporting results? Once I see some numbers appear on-site I might feel a little better.
Hey guys, Coming over from bitcoin Id really like to mine some doge as I think its more secure and would like to be an early adopter! I want to mine with my GPU for fun and followed the tutorial but can't get it to run. I use CGminger 3.7.2 from the sidebar and this is how my bat looks like: set GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT=100 set GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS=1 /cgminer.exe --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://teamdoge.com:3333 -u NAME.WORKERNAME -p PASSWORD -I 12 pause This is what is displayed upon starting the bat http://imgur.com/9CZ3cFM Any ideas? Drivers just updated!
I got cgminer working, but I am pulling a measly 8kh/s. Running ubuntu 12.04, with a GTX 560 Ti gc card. On this resource, it says I should be passing the -i and 0 args, but I get an error when I do that, are those windows args? Any tips on how I can optimise my config file based on my card? If I use the example config from this tutorial, I get an Too many values passed to set temp cut error, and it force closes. If I don't use the example config file cgminer runs, but my kh/s is very very low. Any tips for a noob would be much appreciated.
After asking the lovely community on /BitcoinMining if anyone could make me a tiny piece of software that would tweet some statistics for my Bitcoin mining rig, and like the brilliant community that you are, stfnhrrs came through!! A big thanks to stfnhrrs, and if you feel like this helped you, feel free to send him some BTC in return for his hard work! 1HHvWuzLWo8ALmBvE4VM44kcLbET2DBM1F Right, now onto the tutorial on how you can set up a twitter account to tweet your miners stats! This tutorial is for BFGminer and CGMiner, however, it may be compatible with other mining programs too. First thing you want to do is compile a .bat file to load up BFGminer, something that looks like this... bfgminer -o http://URL:PORT -uUSERNAME -pPASSWORD --api-listen --api-allow 127.0.0.1 By adding --api-listen --api-allow 127.0.0.1, this allows the application to grab all the relevant information you have requested, happy days! Next thing is you're going to want to generate a twitter account. Once you've done this, go to https://dev.twitter.com/apps/new and log in (If necessary). Choose the app name as something like 'My Bitcoin mining rig' - the description can be anything, the website can be anything you choose, for example http://www.randomwebsite.com - accept the ToS and fill in the captcha! Now you've created a twitter app, great. Now click settings and change access to read, write and access direct messages. Next go onto the OAuth tool tab and fill in the access token and access token secret with a very long and hard to guess string of alphanumerical characters. You're going to need these later. Save everything on the app, copy all your OAuth tools keys, tokens and secrets into a notepad. Leave twitter because we're done with that now. Now you're going to need to compile this code into a .exe file... http://pastebin.com/tB9B1d4E But you need to change something, change...
... To your relevant information, THEN compile it into a .exe! If you run the exe once, it will tweet once. So you're going to need to schedule a task to run the app ever X minutes. I've set mine to run ever 1 minute but it's really up to you. Drop the application into your C: drive, open up CMD, paste this and hit enter: schtasks /create /sc minute /mo 20 /tn "Twitter Script" /tr c:\miningtweets.exe Where it says /mo 20, that means it will execute the file every 20 minutes. To change it, just change the number! And away you go! Your miner is now tweeting to the world!!
I am confused on setting up BAMT 1.6. I want to mine vertcoin. When i go to my config folder and the tutorial i am folllowing have all of this options. Tutorial i am following http://www.reddit.com/BAMT/comments/207rdz/release_bamt_v160_scrypt_scryptn_darkcoin/ Vertminer 0.5.2 "the kev" - BitcoinTalk Sgminer 4.0.0 "troky" - GitHub Sgminer 4.1.0 "sph - aka - DarkCoin/QubitCoin/Quark" Cgminer 3.7.2 "kalroth" - I KNOW WHAT THIS IS I confused of what do i choose and What is the difference between all of these. I just want to my mine Vertcoins. I appreciate Everybody you helps. Thanks!!!!
08-24 22:31 - 'Setting up and stuck' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/ContemplativeStoner removed from /r/Bitcoin within 607-612min
''' Hey guys, so not actually a BTC question but the LiteCoin sub leaves a lot to be desired. Basically i have bought a small USB Dragon Scrypt miner, have downloaded CGMiner 3.1.1 but just cannot get the thing to work. I have posted 2 pictures below of the console messages. I have changed the pool info to my own in the program, from using tutorials. The two images below are the messages I'm seeing, image one 99.9% of the time and image 2 i got once, until I closed and re opened the program, please help me!! IMAGE 1. [link]1 Image 2. [link]2 ''' Setting up and stuck Go1dfish undelete link unreddit undelete link Author: ContemplativeStoner 1: http://m.imgur.com/7OhuIW7 2: http://m.imgur.com/jMHxPqg
help! Can't resolve some frustrating cgminer errors
Hey guys, I'm very new to coin mining in general and I decided to start with litecoin. I used this tutorial http://www.cryptobadger.com/2013/04/build-a-litecoin-mining-rig-windows/ and followed the instructions carefully. I all the essential stuff. Here is my batch file, pretty standard: timeout /t 30 setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100 setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1 cgminer --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://miner.alternatepool.com:3333 -u 1HNLeDPzFfBxVvgD5ybAeaJvJg3PRyaRZA -p x pause I'm trying to use alternatepool since they pay in bitcoin but mine a basket of altcoins. I get the following: Started cgminer 3.7.2 Probing for an alive pool No servers were found that could be used to get work from. Please check the details from the list below of the servers you have input. Most likely you have input the wrong URL, forgotten to add a port, or have not set up workers. Pool:0 URL:stratum+tcp://miner.alternatepool.com:3333 -u 1HNLeDPzFfBxVvgD5ybAeaJvJg3PRyaRZA -p x press any key to exit, or cgminer will try again in 15s. No servers could be used! Exiting. I would love some guidance here...
New CryptoCoin launch preperation guide; I've created this short guide for new users who want to jump in on the mining of a newly launched coins. Being prepared and getting on the network immediately will lead to you finding the earliest blocks (some coins have block rewards that are higher in the beginning) Step One - Prepare the Data/Wallet directory The first step in this guide will be to setup the directory that will hold your wallet data, config file and blockchain store. We want to set this up first so we can immediately start solo mining without screwing around with settings that are common across all CryptoCoin wallets. Windows 7/8; C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Appdata\Roaming\COIN_NAME Windows XP; C:\Documents and Settings\YOURUSERNAME\Appdata\Roaming\COIN_NAME Linux; ~/.coinname/ MacOS X - ~/Library/Application Support/ Create a directory in one of the above directories that will match the name of the coin (ie: Bitcoin). In this directory we are going to make the default .conf file; Default options listed in the COINNAME.conf will be as follows; server=1 listen=1 daemon=1 rpcuser=YOUR_DESIRED_USER_NAME rpcpassword=YOUR_DESIRED_PASSWORD rpcport=NUMERIC_PORT_TO_LISTEN_ON rpcconnect=127.0.0.1 Change the rpcport parameter to a generic port # if you plan on only having one batch file to start solo mining. WARNING, this method will interfere with mining if multiple wallets are running using the same port number. If the launch forum post lists default rpcport #s, use them instead of one generic port. (cryptocointalk/bitcointalk). Pay attention to the original launch information forum post, adding nodes with addnode=ipaddress, can help speed up node discovery and wallet sync. You can add these options fairly quickly with a cut and paste. If you have multiple rigs and plan to throw their hashes at the wallet if it's not on the same machine, use the .conf option rpcallowip=your.network.address.* (eg: rpcallowip=192.168.0.*). Step Two - Create your .bat file If you've been mining for awhile, this should be a simple step, otherwise, it is beyond this tutorial on how to fine tune your mining software. The .bat file should only be a few lines long; setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100 setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1 cgminer --scrypt -o http://127.0.0.1:WALLET_RPCPORT_PARAM -u YOUR_USERNAME -p YOUR_PASSWORD the_rest_of_your_miner_config_here This is the default for scrypt mining. Always pay attention to the announcement post for specific mining options (CPU only, keccek, scrypt-n, etc). Change the IP address in -o option to your wallet machines ip address, should be you mining from a different machine. (making sure to set the above rpcallowip= correctly) note: adding gen=1 to your config file will automatically start the wallets internal block generation routine, by passing the need to start your mining software. Just remember to edit this option later if you run the wallet continually and do no plan to directly mine. Step Three - Mine! Download and install/extract wallet, run the wallet. If everything is set correctly, you should be ahead of the game and finding blocks very quickly. If you've found this post informative, I'm never opposed to receiving gifts of Litecoin :D LXFE81zFSTkzsV1TrRCtdy781F1aiEfYHe also: If you have any additions to this guide, please PM or comment, so that I may correct any errors I may have included. edit: formatting.
I got cgminer working, but I am pulling a measly 8kh/s. Running ubuntu 12.04, with a GTX 560 Ti gc card. On this resource, it says I should be passing the -i and 0 args, but I get an error when I do that, are those windows args? Any tips on how I can optimise my config file based on my card? If I use the example config from this tutorial, I get an Too many values passed to set temp cut error, and it force closes. If I don't use the example config file cgminer runs, but my kh/s is very very low. Should I be using cudaminer? Does cudaminer work on linux? Any tips for a noob would be much appreciated.
Step 2 - Download Free Bitcoin Mining Software. Once you've received your bitcoin mining hardware, you'll need to download a special program used for Bitcoin mining. There are many programs out there that can be used for Bitcoin mining, but the two most popular are CGminer and BFGminer which are command line programs. How to mine bitcoins on Windows. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that gained a lot of popularity after its launch a few years ago.This type of currency can be used to purchase goods, make online payments for various types of services, donate to certain charities, and so much more. CGMiner / BFGMiner Tutorials. This guide aims to get most users running Butterfly Labs hardware with either BFGMiner or CGMiner as quickly and simply as possible. It will cover mining from a Windows environment, using mining pools.Mining without using a pool (solo mining), or from another OS is very similar, though may require a few changes to these steps, or some additional set up, as in the Download the newest version of cgminer from its Git Repository (download link) Unzip cgminer to your hard drive (somewhere you will remember) Navigate to the cgminer folder and open cgminer.exe; When it asks for your pool address enter it there with port (i.e. stratum.bitcoin.cz:3333) Next it will ask for your Worker so enter that (i.e. username.1) Download CGMiner. Download CGMiner from here. 3. Unpack CGMiner to your hard drive. Open the archive you've just downloaded with 7-Zip, WinRAR or some other program and upack it to your hard drive. 4. Create your batch file. 4.1. Change the file extension. Create an empty text file. If you don't see the file extension (.txt) at the end of the
How to configure cgminer - Windows mining tutorial
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