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CGMiner is an open source ASIC/FPGA miner for Windows, Linux and macOS.

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How to configure CGMiner with CPU?

I'd like to start mining Bitcoins on a CPU for testing purposes. I've downloaded CGMiner, compiled it and created a config file without any problems, however starting it results in an error message: ...
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Deciphering cgminer interface in terminal

Am brand new to mining, and wanted to download an OSX miner just to experience (fully realizing that it would not be profitable). With cgminer connected to a mining pool, I see the following interface....
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Cgminer opencl-detection overrided autogen error

So I am trying to install cgminer on my debian server. I've downloaded the latest nVidia drivers, tried many things but still can't get this work. So this is the end of the log from autogen.sh: ...
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What is mining intensity?

Both Bitcoin and Litecoin have an intensity setting when mining. What does this mean?
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Can I set up cgminer to mine in different pools, by a defined ratio?

I'm mining in different pools, one is main and I would like to dedicate 80% off the time spent mining on it, but I'm also mining in another and would like to dedicate 20% on that. I know you can set ...
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BFGMiner vs. CGMiner

What is the difference between BFGMiner and CGMiner in Laymen's terms? Also, the longterm outcome will be exactly the same if mining is done with or without a pool, correct?
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Why does Avast and other antivirus' detect gpu miners as viruses?

For example I was downloading the latest cgminer and Avast blocked the download saying it was a virus. Is this true or is it a false positive? I've had other antimalware (I think Malwarebytes) detect ...
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Bitcoin regtest mining

I wonder if I can do mining with Bitcoin-0.16.1 in regtest mode, just for simulating mainnet situation where there are new blocks coming in constantly. I am aware that I can use generate to generate ...
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CGMiner no output (LTC GPU mining)

Here is my run command: cgminer -o stratum+tcp://coinotron.com:3334 -u user -p pass --scrypt the only output in my terminal I get is (and only this): [2013-11-30 11:34:02] Started cgminer 3.7.2 if ...
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Better or worse to mine multiple workers on one machine?

I use cgminer on Ubuntu 12.10 to mine bitcoins in the 50BTC pool. I have three workers set up. If I run multiple instances of cgminer, each targeted at their respective workers (1, 2, and 3), would ...
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cgminer fails to start with error "error opening terminal: dumb"

I'm using Windows 8 x64. I've downloaded the latest cgminer (3.4 at this time), but when ever I try and start it I get the error message: Error opening terminal: dumb I've seen various post that ...
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Why GPU (cgminer) scrypt mining generates so many false-positive nonces?

I understand that GPU might have less accurate results of real numbers because speed/performance is the target. But I don't understand why it also occurred in integer numbers. Taking mining algorithm,...
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Start cgminer only on the second card HOW?

I have two video cards. My main card is a nvidia 650ti and my second is an AMD R9 280x. My monitor is connected to the nvidia and I use it for normal things. I want to start cgminer only on my second ...
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BFGMiner + CGMiner solo mining, how to specify payout address

I am currently trying my luck at solo mining a few types of crypto-currencies. My question is why does BFGMiner require a --coinbase-addr- argument for solo mining to know where to payout rewards to ...
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Litecoin mining 10 times slower than a couple of days ago

I have a 5850, and have been mining with it for about a week. With GuiMiner I can mine bitcoins at about 275Mhash/s. This has not changed. A couple of days ago I setup Litecoin mining and it was ...
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AMD HD6850 mining speed is very slow

According to litecoin.info/Mining_Hardware_Comparison, 6850 is 200+kH/s But I run speed is 17.28K/14.39Kh/s, what's wrong?? cgminer version 3.5.0 - Started: [2013-11-30 17:08:22] --------------------...
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cgminer doesn't detect GPU in ssh session

I have AMD Radeon HD 6450 card and Ubuntu is my OS. If I log in normally and start cgminer it works properly and detect my graphic card. Now my monitor is turned off and I connect to my computer by ...
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Can I mine with BFGMiner on an ATI Radeon

I have managed to connect to the pool via the command line but when I went to manage devices it says I have none. I tried to use auto and all commands to add the GPU and seemingly it will not pick it ...
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Gridseed not mining bitcoin - no shares accepted

So I have had my Gridseed (5 chips) for about a week now, and still couldn't mine any Bitcoin, only Scrypt. I am currently only able to mine with minerd, using Scrypt, and I am on a Mac. I tried to ...
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What could be the reason for one loop being significantly more power hungry on an SP20?

One of the loops on my Spondoolies SP20 is misbehaving. I underclocked everything but this loop (number 4) does not seem to care what settings I make. It seems to be running at twice the speed (and ...
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Mine valid but nonstandard transactions

Is there a way to configure cgminer to accept valid but nonstandard transactions for mining? If not, where, theoretically, would be a good place to look if I was interested in mining nonstandard ...
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Logging Antminer Statuses

How does one log all an Antminer's statistics (temperature, hashrate, etc.) to a file? I can log in to an Antminer via SSH, so I should be able to turn on some option for cgminer to log everything, ...
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"block decode failed" error while mining in pool

I just started solo mining last month, and I have no problems with cgminer. I have already shares accepted and sometimes new block detected. I want to know why when I want decode I've an error? For ...
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Setting up and running CGMiner on a Raspberry Pi for a Jalapeño

I have a BFL Jalapeño miner and a Raspberry Pi and I would like to get the Jalapeño to run off of CGMiner from the Raspberry Pi, however, I am not quite sure how to do this. Doing some research, I ...
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How does the "failover" setting in cgminer work?

I have been messing with a p2pool which I like (no fee) but has latency about every week causing the miner to stop mining altogether. I would like to employ some kind of failover strategy so that the ...
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How do you install cgminer on ubuntu

I have downloaded cgminer for linux and uncompressed it and tried to run it but clicking on the executable file does nothing it is marked as executable and still does not run. Is there something else ...
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gcminer with ATIRADEON HD3600 on ubuntu 12.04 64bit headless won't detect GPU

I am following this guide: http://rdmsnippets.com/2013/03/20/bitcoin-mining-with-ubuntu-12-04-tls-and-cgminer/ But it won't work on my server (Specification's are in the Subject-field) I get this ...
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Mining without pool where does the bitcoin/reward go if successful?

I was wondering 2 things: How to set up cgminer to mine without a pool? If if I am successful solving the block how do I claim it / send to my Bitcoin wallet? I don't have a huge 'rig'. I know you ...
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What does "H-not-zero" and "Share is above target" mean?

While mining with cgminer on TripleMining, I noticed that I was getting something like: [2013-09-14 19:02:12] Rejected 88dde730 Diff #/1 GPU 0 (H-not-zero) What does this error mean, why is it ...
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Can you mine Monero using sgminer?

I've been mining Monero using my sgminer. I pointed it at https://moneropool.com/, but i when i visit the site to see my stats i see that my address is not found. Is my miner not working?
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Solo mining without a pool?

Is it necessary to run a "full node" including port forwarding in order to solo mine Bitcoin without any involvement of a pool? I see that pools are offering solo mining as an option, but why would I ...
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How to fix kernel paging request error on raspberry pi miner?

I'm mining Bitcoin and Litecoin using Gridseeds. As a host/controller I'm running a Raspberry Pi with ArchLinuxARM. I'm using the latest Arch image and compiled cgminer from this github repository: ...
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How do I get the temperature of my USB Miner?

Is there an option I can pass when running the miner? ( CGMiner / BFGMiner ) How does one get the temperature of a USB Miner? ( In my case BitFury )
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cgminer api-allow using dns instead of IP address

I am wondering why cgminer is not accepting dns instead of IP addresses I need to allow a server by it's dns...is it possible?
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Cgminer not working with AMD APP SDK 2.8

Before I install AMD APP SDK 2.8, I get this error from cgminer 3.7.2: [2014-01-06 22:44:56] Error -1001: clGetPlatformsIDs failed (no OpenCL SDK installed?) [2014-01-06 22:44:56] clDevicesNum ...
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My Radeon 7570 that comes with my hp envy h8-1409 is not being detected by CGminer (Litecoins)

I'm using Windows 8.1 and CGminer 3.1.0 trying to mine litecoins What's odd about this computer is that the video card is some kind of HP OEM device, that's getting driver updates (latest August 2013)...
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Is cgminer used for both bitcoin and litecoin GPU mining?

I'm trying to figure out which software to download for my Ubuntu 12.04 box to start some litecoin mining. Via google search, I keep coming up with cgminer for both bitcoin and litecoin mining. How ...
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BlueFury BF1 and Mac OS X

I've been mining with ASIC miners for a short while on Mac OS X and recently bought a few BlueFury BF1 miners but no matter what I can't get them to work. bfgminer 3.3.0 states: /dev/cu.usbmodem1d11 ...
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cgminer: how to read the ASIC temperture

I don't mind buying an IR thermometer but it there a way to read the temperature of the ASIC from the command line? I am using cgminer.
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ubuntu usb drivers to run bfgminer

Been racking the brain forever, ubuntu noob, but wiped W7 for Ubuntu, updated and upgraded, checked out bfgminer and cgminer, both when running good .bat file with good pool, but they say no device? ...
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mining pcie 16x and 1x together caused rejects [closed]

I have 5 msi radeon R9 290 cards and this board https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z87PLUS/specifications/ . With 3 pcie 16x everything runs smooth but, as soon as I add the first 1x into the equation, ...
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worker keeps getting temp banned with sgminer

I have 3 R9 280x sapphires I use with sgminer On almost every single pool, with or without --no-submit-stale, after about 5 min of hashing, my worker get's banned and hashing drops to zero. If I ...
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Problems with Antminer U1 - why doesn't it work?

I've got other Antminers working, this one just throws these errors in debug mode - is this fixable? [2014-01-30 19:03:10] Bmsc send golden nonce [2014-01-30 19:03:10] ANT0: GetResults (amt=0 err=-...
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AVA0: Get avalon read got err 0

I am trying to connect my Avalon Controller to my Raspberry Pi (raplacing the TP-Link module with an Raspberry Pi) When I use: cgminer -o uk1.ghash.io:3333 -O x.x:x -D --verbose --avalon-options ...
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cgminer with an nvidia 710m GPU

Im trying to get my nvidia gpu working with cgminer 3.7.2 (windows 8 x64) how could i make it work? here is what my list devices says CL platform 1 name: NVIDIA CUDA CL platform 1 version: OpenCL 1....
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cgminer doesnt use my GPU

CentOS6 x64, build last cgminer with openCL support [ay@pandora6 log]$ sudo lshw | grep -i geforce product: G73 [GeForce 7600 GS] [ay@pandora6 log]$ uname -a Linux pandora6 2.6.32-358.2....
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attempting to decipher a cgminer share.log

Here is 1 entry from a share processed in a feathercoin mine pool: 1367788723,accept,ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff070000,http://mining-foreman.org:11341,GPU1,1,...
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Mining new private alt coin derived from litecoin

I have created an new private altcoin from litecoin(build on linux ubuntu) and it is working correctly. Now i want install any miner application (like cgminer) with CPU mining(for test). I have ...
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When mining, all my shares are rejected. Why am I not getting any accepted shares?

This applies for when I mine anything (Litecoins, Dogecoin, etc.) I have a Radeon HD 6670 (mining @ 100 Mh/s according to cgminer) and it isn't overclocked or anything. Kind of puzzled as to why this ...
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Normal hashrate but no accepted shares in

For the moment I'm trying to mine altcoins using an AMD HD6850. The version of cgminer is 3.7.2. The pool I'm using is prohashing.com. It's a scrypt-mining pool which mines the most profitable coins ...
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