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Questions about crypto-currencies and the Linux operating system, including mining and transferring Bitcoins on Linux.

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I can't start bitcoind on Raspberry Pi. Why do I need settings.json.tmp when I didn't need it before?

I've reset my raspberry pi because after configuring Samba, bitcoind started downloading the blockchain much slower. Removing Samba didn't return it to the original speeds so I figured starting with a ...
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Why can't I minimize to tray when I launch Bitcoin on startup?

If I set Bitcoin Core to start on system login, the option to "Hide tray icon" and "Minimize to tray" become disabled. On my system (Pop_OS!) This causes bitcoin-qt to be neither ...
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How to connect linux cgminer to the poolin site?

I try connect the linux cgminer to poolin, but does it actually connect? I can see below message appearing: cgminer version 4.9.2 - Started: [2021-02-15 19:06:47] -------------------------------------...
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Why does the first bitcoin client only supported windows

Starting from version 0.1.0 up to 0.1.5 the bitcoin software could be run only on only Windows 2000 / Windows NT and Windows XP Was there a technical reason from Satoshi for this choice of operating ...
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What possible explanation could there be that Bitcoin Core on Linux Mint claims to but does not save the wallet backups?

Linux Mint. Bitcoin Core 0.21.0. I go to "File" and "Backup wallet", then select any location. I've tried with /home/a and /tmp and others. Every time, Bitcoin Core says that the ...
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how to add bitcoin-qt icon to gnome dash

I've installed bitcoin core on a machine running Pop!OS (an ubuntu derivative) using the directions on the bitcoin.org website, which includes verifying the file and then running the following ...
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Getting “N5boost10filesystem16filesystem_errorE” error when running bitcoin-cli

Backstory I'm running Bitcoin Core 0.20.1 on a Raspberry Pi 4 (running Raspberry Pi OS standard). It's just a standard install of Bitcoin Core, I built from source and installed into /home/pi/.bitcoin ...
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Depends: libgcc-s1 (>=3.0) but it is not installable (Bitcoind wallet dependency problem on Debian)

On Debian I successfully compiled .bitcoind without a wallet, but now I need the wallet. ./configure tells me I need Berkeley CXX headers. Searching for how to do this on Debian brings up a bunch of ...
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Is 3D acceleration needed for GPU mining

I'm new to the mining world and want to start with a typical mining motherboard + GPUs rig setup. I plan to use a 100% FLOSS, GNU/Linux based, operating system (Parabola, from which I'm a dev). The ...
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Problem with the first Initialization of my LN node, dial tcp my-external-ip:9735: connect: connection timed out

Background I was following 402 Payment Required's LN video and everything was good until the moment of the first Initialization of my LN node. I got an error: dial tcp my-external-ip:9735: connect: ...
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How do you make the unicode Bitcoin symbol show correctly in text on Linux?

The Bitcoin symbol was added to the Unicode standard as ₿ (U+20BF). This shows up as a placeholder (empty box) in texts for me. What do you have to do so it will be shown in text, e.g. in the browser?
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How to upgrade Bitcoin Core from 0.18 to 0.20 on Ubuntu 18.04?

I've installed Bitcoin Core on Ubuntu 18.04 (CLI). Now, the version 0.20 of Bitcoin Core is released and I want to upgrade my server to it, but it seems the new version is not included in PPA yet. May ...
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Why is there currently no bitcoin package in Debian?

Why is the bitcoin package currently not in Debian? And how to help get it back in there? It'd make it a lot easier for more people to run a full node with this. https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/...
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Installing Bitcoin Core On Raspbian with apt-get

Is it possible to install Bitcoin Core on Raspbian OS with just apt-get? I tried adding the Bitcoin repo using: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin and I get: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:...
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How to resolve Bitcoin Daemon Warning of last 100 blocks have unexpected version message?

When I run my bitcoin daemon on ubuntu I get the follow warning message. How do I resolve this? And I just pruned my blockchain to 5gb if that affects anything. progress=1.000000 cache=40.4MiB(...
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How to Generate an Extended Private Key from Command Line?

I'm trying to create an extended private key so I can create multiple public addresses that can be controlled using a single master key. I have a library which handles most of what I need, but I need ...
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How to install bitcoind (Bitcoin Core) on Ubuntu?

I want to install a command line-only full node bitcoind on a mini PC with 4GB RAM and Ubuntu. What are the steps to do it and how can I check if it works?
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How to install Berkeley DB 4.8 on Linux?

The Unix build notes do not show how to install version 4.8 apart from saying BerkeleyDB is required for the wallet. Ubuntu and Debian have their own libdb-dev and libdb++-dev packages, but ...
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Running multiple bitcoin instances on same server system

I wish to run multiple instances of bitcoind on my server to support highly read intensive RPC applications. Following links: how to run multiple bitcoind node on one server? Running Multiple Full ...
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GREP help: Bitcoin address/key buried as text somewhere on hdd

So in a drunken moment of genius I had forgotten about, I bought some bitcoin way back. And I buried the address and key in some file... I was being tricky lol. That likely also led me to abandon a ...
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Can't reach remote bitcoin rpc server

I got vps with ubuntu 18.04 with ssh access and bitoind set up on it. This is my bitcoin.conf file: testnet=1 prune=35840 maxconnections=12 muxuploadtarget=20 daemon=1 server=1 rpcclienttimeout=5000 ...
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How to use bitcoin on Debian?

I want to use bitcoin in Debian. I want to be able to receive BTC and make payments in BTC. I want to keep my wallet locally, on my computer. I want a light client, I don't want to download the ...
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How to complete install of bitcoin-0.17.1 on linux (fedora 29)

So I downloaded and unzipped bitcoin core. I now have bitcoin-0.17.1 sitting in my home directory . What next? How do I install and run this? (Obviously I am a newb, help much appreciated.)
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Where is the downloaded Ardor blockchain stored on windows and linux?

Where can one find the location of the Ardor blockchain on Windows and Linux?
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Entropy gathering from already generated bitcoin keys? [closed]

Say someone has generated n bitcoins. Now, these are from very good entropy. When regenerating new keys, would it be a good idea to take the keys for entropy improvement? On the one hand, the entropy ...
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Mining on Linux with an USB hard-deive [closed]

I want to mine with my AMD gpu. However I don't want to install the amd sdk on my daily driver operating system because that too much dependencies and external debs for me. I have the idea to install ...
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Ubuntu Bitcoin Core Node Upgrade - Keeps starting v0.16.0

I have done this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bitcoin-qt But whenever I start bitcoin-qt from my console, it starts up 0.16.0. How can I fix ...
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free up space by deleting blocks

I've run into an issue where a bitcoin partition reached 100%. I created a new partition and try to move the whole Bitcoin directory over, but I seem to be handicapped by "no space left on device" ...
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How to move sync's data to another partition after run Bitcoind for a while?

I have download a new bitcoin package from official site. And then I ran it with daemon mode also with default configuration (Default means not bitcoin.conf file was created in ~/.bitcoin/.bitcoin....
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What is the right way to restart bitcoind if it crashes?

I am very new to this and apologies if it has been asked before but I can't seem to find a clear answer after looking extensively. I am trying to run a full node. I started bitcoind -daemon and ...
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Alternative to Nicehash Miner for Linux

I have a high performance Desktop computer with a powerful NVIDIA GPU available. I wonder if there is some software similar to NiceHash Miner which I can install in Linux to make some little cash ...
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WSL PATH command help

Following these intr: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/doc/build-windows.md I have retrieved a git for a crypto. But I am hung up on the step where I add the PATH command. Per the instr: ...
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Command line bitcoin cash wallet for linux?

Is there a good command line Bitcoin cash wallet for linux available?
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Is there a way to point bitcoin-qt from inside linux to the blockchain i downloaded in windows?

I duel boot and would like to point linux to the blockchain i downloaded in windows rather than download it again.
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Does the OS make a difference for mining?

I would like to know whether it makes a difference to mine on Windows, on macOS or on Linux? Performancewise? Is there a big difference in the quantity of software tools available to mine? Are ...
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Is it necessary to mount an external hard disk to save blockchain to external hard disk on Raspberry PI?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3. I'm running bitcoind for the first time and would like to save the blockchain to an external hard disk. When I run bitcoind -datadir=/media/pi/FreeAgent\ GoFlex\Drive I ...
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bitcoind sync is utilising very little CPU and bandwidth and is very slow

Is there a way to increase the sync speed. It's running in single thread on raspberrypi connected with USB HDD. top top - 13:58:12 up 32 min, 2 users, load average: 2.64, 1.74, 0.80 Tasks: 138 ...
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How do I get Avalon Miner Temperature from console?

I am trying to read the temperature from my Avalon which has the Avalon Firmware: 20170603 I'm using the command: cgminer-api -o stats It brings me a lot of information that I don´t need. root@...
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Error getting bitcoin block to process from DB

i am installing a full node on a linux server and i'm trying to connect to bitcoin with BIFROST(https://github.com/stellar/go/tree/master/services/bifrost) but i am getting the error below which ...
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Encountering “ReadBlockFromDisk: Errors in block header at CBlockDiskPos(nFile=0, nPos=8)” error when I ran modified litecoin chainparams.cpp

First: I am a newbite to altcoin development, next to generate an altcoin from litecoin, 1- I have made a clone of litecoin using git clone https://githubcom/litecoin-project/lotecoin.git 2- I changed ...
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Changing wallet password using double quotation marks turn out to be mysterious (Qtum Core)

I installed Qtum core in my Ubuntu 16.04 server and generated my wallet, and encrypted it. For the test purpose, I changed the password using the command like below. I typed below command to change ...
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How to generate bitcoin addresses on the command line or with python?

Is there an easy way to generate bitcoin addresses with a commmand-line tool? I am interested in the following requirements: Reliable, secure and standards conform, with good entropy Generates ...
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Bitcoind start at reboot but RPC calls wont work

I have a pine64 (aarch64) I have set a pruned node. My user name is pine, when I start the node using bitcoind -daemon I can use bitcoin-cli without problem and the RPC calls are OK. I want to set ...
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Building libbitcoin libraries on Arch linux fails

I'm trying to build libbitcoin libraries on Arch linux. First I tried to download AUR packages. I successfully installed libsecp256k1 and libbitcoin. But if I try to compile libbitcoin-system and ...
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Gear/approach to legimitately mining (not buying) a single Bitcoin

Background I have a relative who has been trying to get into Bitcoin mining. He accidentally installed malware onto his home PC twice, thinking it was a mining tool. He understands mathematics but is ...
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BitCoin Linux Application / Proper method to set up

1 - Can I run the BitCoin daemon (before KDM is even started)? 2 - Once I've started KDM, can I then run the GUI which will attach to the daemon, so only one BitCoin 'app' actually working? 3 - Can ...
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How can I get Electrum running under Debian with a restrictive firewall?

So I'm running Debian 9.1 with KDE and am using iptables to disallow all outgoing and incoming traffic by default except that which I explicitly permit. I keep on being disconnected with a red dot in ...
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CheckProofOfWork() Linux error on old altcoins

I've seen the following error on Linnux online with several old altcoins now, the one below is UFO coin. It will sync exactly 500 blocks and then throw the following error, if I restart the client the ...
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How to compile Bitcoin-Qt as an .exe on Ubuntu?

After struggeling with the dependencies for a while, I finally managed to compile Bitcoin-Qt on my Ubuntu machine. I used the following commandos for compiling: ./autogen.sh ./configure -with-gui ...
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Compute capability error when trying to compile ccminer

I am trying to compile ccminer to work with a GPU that has compute capability 3.5. When I compile with the default nvcc_ARCH (compute capability 5.0 + 5.2), the code compiles but when I try to ...