I would like to do some solo mining of litecoin on OSX. I realize the probability is low that i will hit it. but i like the idea of the lottery. I have a miner setup (cgminer) and i have successfully connected to a pool. I have found lots of guides that explain how to do this on Windows like: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=3rq912e407g04cjq8ehdhnk457&topic=83371.0

But what all these guides tell you to do is edit litecoin.conf and then restart litecoin-qt. But does this still apply to OSX? I don't see a litecoin.conf anywhere. I have looked in Library/Application Support/Litecoin Is it still litecoin.conf in OSX? or is it a different file?

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~/Library/Application Support/Litecoin is exactly where your litecoin.conf has to go. Just go ahead and create it.

Good Luck with the Lottery!

  • So, i have added that file, and restarted litecoin-qt. But when i launch bfgminer with the settings: bfgminer --scrypt -o -u username -p password -w 64 -I 13 it just hangs and displays an empty terminal.
    – deweydb
    May 6, 2013 at 12:23
  • Oh, I'm dumb, i had a # in my password. So it works now. One more small question. How does litecoin-qt know which public key to credit when winning the lottery (say i have a couple public keys).
    – deweydb
    May 6, 2013 at 12:25
  • Also, when it starts i see [2013-05-06 14:31:39] Probing for an alive pool [2013-05-06 14:31:39] Network difficulty changed to 396 (2.839Gh/s) [2013-05-06 14:31:39] No suitable long-poll found for Does this mean i have not set it up correctly?
    – deweydb
    May 6, 2013 at 12:35

No suitable long-poll found means that your bfgminer could not find a server that will inform it of a new block appearing on the network. This is correct, since you are solo mining, and litecoin-qt doesn't supply this.

Don't worry, your setup is correct.

Not having LP only means that your miner will get informed a little bit slower by litecoin-qt about a new block a little later, and potentially doing work on a block that has just been solved for a few seconds at most.

  • Thank you! I just ran bfgminer for a couple hours but it is still displaying 0Kh/s. When i have used bfgminer in pools in the past it would always display a non-zero rate for kH/s. Is this an indication that something is wrong? or is there no kH/s reporting when solo mining?
    – deweydb
    May 6, 2013 at 20:22

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