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I've googled a lot and also read threads here but I'm still struggling. Background: I'm a eager but novice Linux user I've an Ubuntu 12.04 webserver sitting pretty and is not doing much. I would like to use the free processing power to mine Bitcoins - makes cents (sense).
Thus, I have Ubuntu 12.04. I have installed bitcoind and made a bitcoind.conf file as per Ubuntu Linux -- How do I start bitcoind as a service to run automatically? (Basically, copy and paste)
I've installed bfgminer and I've register an account with Eclipse Mining Consortium (eclipsemc).
Now my questions:
I've read the bitcoin needs to download a large data file (+- 6Gb). I can't find any log files to tail. How do I know bitcoind is working properly?
$ ps aux | grep bitcoind 1000 30080 0.0 0.0 9364 368 pts/1 D+ 21:21 0:00 grep --color=auto bitcoind
When I run bfgminer (bfgminer -o http://eu.eclipsemc.com:8337 -u [MyUserName_worker] -p [password] -L bfgminer.log), I have to press "M", then "+" and enter "auto" before it will pick CPU 7 as the device. How can I ensure that it will pick CPU 7 as the default device? How can I run this as a background process?
- I still need a bitcoin wallet? I'm using Armory on my Windows box, what is a compatible one for Ubuntu webserver?
- How do I ensure that bitcoind and bfgminer doesn't kill my server?
Thank you very much!