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

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Can someone confirm that my GPUs are working correctly?

I'm specifically litecoin/scrypt mining at Multipool.us, but the web interface there is only showing about 20khash, when I obviously should be getting much more. I am using a HD 5870 (GPU 0) and HD ...
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How can I mine dogecoins on debian?

How can I mine dogecoins on debian? I have tried to compile cudaminer but I can't find out how to install nvcc.
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bitcond and bitcoin-Qt system configuration and bandwidth requirements

What is the best operating system configuration for a computer to run (bitcoind or bitcoin-Qt) and (BFGminer or CGMiner) under Linux, assuming that it will be connected to a 3 Terrahash mining rig on ...
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Transactions not showing up in bitcoind log?

I have a bitcoind running on a server behind the www box which I poll every minute for new transactions and save new data into a table. Something strange is happening sometimes. If i send 1 btc from ...
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Can I mine Quark on Linux?

Are there any Linux applications for mining Quark coin? I am running CPU Coin Miner and I have the Quark Wallet, both on Windows, but I would like to install these on Ubuntu or some Linux distro. Is ...
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Help - Running R9 290x graphics card headless in Linux

Running Ubuntu 13.10. When I hook up the card to a monitor through HDMI, cgminer detects the card. When I unplug the HDMI cable from the monitor, the system throws a blank screen. I can ssh in from ...
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Mining Bitcoin on Linux with CUDA?

I have a Linux machine with an Nvidia GPU (GeForce GTX 760). Is there a tool, rather than writing your own, that can currently mine Bitcoin using CUDA on Linux?
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Hourly price notifications on Linux [closed]

I'm running Debian & Ubuntu and I've been using this script running in a terminal for a while but I find I easily get obsessed with the price. Instead I'd rather get, say hourly, desktop ...
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Move the blockchain to a different location

I am using the Bitcoin-Qt application on Ubuntu, but the blockchain is very large and is wasting space on my SSD drive. Is there a way that I can move it to a hard disk drive? There doesn't seem to ...
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Making a read-only Linux SD card, where are the security loopholes? (offline key generation and signing)

I have already identified a way to make an SD card truly read-only on HackaDay. So let's consider this situation: A third party have used dd to transfer the Linux image to an SD card The ...
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Is Bitcoin database cross platform compatible?

I want to use my Windows 7 Bitcoin database (the block chain I downloaded + my wallets) on Linux (Debian). I run Debian as VirtualBox guest on Windows 7 host and share the Bitcoin data folder (C:/...
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What dependencies are needed to build the dogecoin client?

What are the actual dogecoin client requirements? Their list doesn't seem to match exactly with what I have available, and I had to go back and forth with apt to even install what I have so far, and ...
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What's the proper way to scale p2pool?

At the moment I have ONE linux server acting as the "APP" server for bitcoind/p2pool applications and another linux server with nginx proxying web traffic from the APP server, while behind CloudFlare. ...
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p2pool passwords

I think I have cgminer configured and I want to connect to a mining pool. I have created a .sh file with the following text: export DISPLAY=:0 export GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT=100 export ...
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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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Choose where to install bitcoin-qt (linux)

I don't have much space on my / (~12GB) so I would like to install bitcoin-qt to some other drive with free space (since the data files will take around 10GB after synchronization). How do I do that?
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How can I compile bitcoin on debian 7.x Wheezy? Missing libmemenv.a

In the bitcoin leveldb branch, the file libmemenv.a is missing. Because the debian leveldb package does not include it, bitcoin will not compile on debian systems. Is there any workaround? Will you ...
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Scrypt server mining process killed

On my vps I decided to start mining litecoin because I wasn't really using the server for anything. I thought, why not? I ran the cpuminer script with the correct command line arguments and it ...
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should I setup a pool or join one?

Should I setup a new mining pool for litecoin, or join another one ? It seems like creating a pool with p2pool, I can keep fee's in my wallet... But is it effective ? Or staying in a crowded pool will ...
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Administration of bfgminer in linux

I'm just starting to screw around with bitcoin mining. I've been a long time Boinc pseudo-enthusiast and so I just had to check out bitcoin mining. I've started using bfgminer and I'm a little ...
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Bitcoin Mining on Office Network

I'm a bitcoin novice and i've read a bit about mining. It got me thinking that I could setup our office network to min bitcoin (obviously with permission) We have a centos linux server which is on 24/...
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BFGMiner for Debian Wheezy

Is it possible to install BFGMiner on Debian Wheezy? I have been looking for a solution but I can't find one.
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Building from source static bitcoind on Ubuntu

I'm trying to build bitcoind from source on Ubuntu 13.04: $ apt-get install libboost-all-dev ccache pkg-config # deps $ git clone https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin.git $ cd bitcoin $ ./configure --...
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How to uninstall Bitcoind from ubuntu server?

I installed bitcoind on my ubuntu server awhile ago. How do I go about uninstalling it properly? Do i just delete the ~/.bitcoin folder?
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What are some commonly used commands for Bitcoind shell command line?

I just installed the bitcoind daemon on my ubuntu, but i was wondering what are some of the most commonly used commands for bitcoind? Also is there a cheatsheet for this? thanks
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BFGMINER error while loading shared libraries

I just installed BFGMINER on my Ubuntu 12.04LTS laptop and it won't let me set it up with my pool. administrator@T41-Server:~$ sudo bfgminer -o api.bitcoin.cz:8332 -u wizardmorax.ibm_ubuntu -px -S ...
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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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Bitcoind (linux) CPU usage through the roof

Basically I'm trying to keep a wallet on linux along with the RPC service so I can receive coins and poll the server periodically for transactions. I'm trying with both 0.8.1 and 0.8.5 and CPU usage ...
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How do I run two instances of bitcoind on the same linux machine with different conf files?

I want to run two instances of bitcoind on my machine. I know my bitcoin.conf file is in ./bitcoin/bitcoin.conf, and I know (thanks to this thread) that I need to change my .conf file to point to ...
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Bitcoin and ArchLinux on a Pogoplug

I'm interested in using a pogoplug to run bitcoin. From my understanding, I should be able to connect to the pogoplug from another device (RasPi with AM BEs) and mine on my own. I'm having trouble ...
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How can I add recipient on bitcoind CLI

I know I can add recipients to a transaction on bitcoin-qt and I am looking for a similar way to do it on bitcoind CLI on linux and in bash script. I tried using createrawtransaction and multi-sig ...
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Is there an Electrum based USB Distro?

I would like to use a USB with a Linux distro, ideally with Electrum. The advantage of this is that the USB does not need to contain any information, just entering the seed would be enough, which ...
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What are the bitcoin dependencies for red hat linux? Bitcoin fails to compile

I'm using CentOS on my server, and when I try to compile bitcoin from the github source using make -f makefile.unix, I get a ton of errors. I'm assuming they're caused by dependency errors? I've seen ...
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Bitcoin erupters not stable on Ubuntu and cgminer 3.3?

I setup p2pool on my ubuntu 12.04LTS x64 machine. Installed cgminer 3.3 and ran it. the newest cgminer is supposed to support the USB mode with the erupters without any extra configuration. I have ...
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Unable to bind to 0.0.0.0:8333 on this computer. Bitcoin is probably already running

I installed bitcoin-qt and my wallet was all synced, everything working as it should. I sighed up for slush's pool and was trying to connect the 2 and I think I may have clicked the box to run SOCKS ...
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Does the MultiBit linux jar file run in windows?

A windows system has a standalone java and is not recognized by the installer. A jar file can be run on the command line. Is the MultiBit linux jar and the windows installed one the same?
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How to use command line flags in Linux?

I'm using bitcoin-qt(0.8.0) on ubuntu studio (12.04.2), and suffered a power failure while loading. Now I receive the "failed to load block" error message. This happened to someone else, and the ...
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Generate address (for receiving) on GNU/Linux without Bitcoin client?

If I understand it correctly, I could generate a valid Bitcoin address (key pair) following this algorithm. With an address generated in such a way I would be able to receive Bitcoin without ever ...
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How to change user permissions on the /blocks/ folder in linux?

I have three users on my linux system. root, daemonuser, and abeuser. daemonuser runs bitcoind abeuser runs ABE I cannot seem to change the permission of my "blocks" folder so that abeuser can read ...
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Bitcoind compilation in Ubuntu

When I try to compile bitcoind on a Ubuntu 10.04 machine I do: make -f makefile.unix but get errors such as: In file included from db.cpp:6: db.h:14:20: warning: db_cxx.h: No such file or ...
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Bitcoin-qt read block error

I am using linux mint 14 and was in the process of loading block files. I had a power failure and now it tells me failed to read Block. I would delete the blockchain and start over but IDK where to ...
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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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Trouble CPU Mining with CGMiner and CPUMiner on Ubuntu Server 12.04

I just started mining within the past week on my laptop but I am trying to set up 2 dedicated mining servers to run 24/7. I've been using UfaSoft's CPUMiner on Windows 8 on the laptop, but I cant seam ...
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How do I show my wallet from the command line?

How can I show/open my wallet in gui-less linux version? I tried to show the contents with cat but it's only binary data (which makes sense). The --help option of bitcoin/bin/64/bitcoind also doesn't ...
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Are hardlinks responsible for the bitcoin data directory appearing larger than expected?

I was running bitcoind from my Linux box. I stopped the command when ~/.bitcoin size was about 5.8GB. Today I started the daemon again. ~/.bitcoin size is now 7.2GB. Here is says that the blockchain ...
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How to change bitcoind 0.8.1 bind settings?

I would like to setup bitcoind to run in the background but not have live bindings. I have tried the following: bitcoind bitcoind -server bitcoind -daemon bitcoind -daemon -server bitcoin.conf (...
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How can I convert a SHA256 hash into a Bitcoin base58 private key?

How can I take the output of sha256sum sudofox@ubuntu:~$ echo -n 'Hi guys!' | sha256sum 7542fb6685f9fd8f37d56faf62f0bb4563684a51539e4b26f0840db361e0027c - and turn it into a Base58Check encoded ...
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How to run a bitcoin server with automatic restart and backup?

What would be the best way to start writing a script to automatically run a bitcoind server on an Ubuntu startup, make regular backups and restart from a backup on error. Would this normally be done ...
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Port forwarding plus Bitcoin

Bitcoin has only 8 active connections, and I read somewhere that it helps to forward ports. I know how to forward a port, but which port should I forward, and how should I tell Bitcoin-qt to use the ...
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Transaction delayed >12 hours by Satoshi Bitcoin client

Yesterday I sent 20 BTC to 1Hj8kJ3rq4c4Hn9Prtw45Zue791f4Nc9L3 with a 0.0001 fee and transaction Id 30d1ef9aa05898b11b5ee4f5f5e703a822a821fb499c647b658fc3cb67a899b8. My Satoshi client said today that ...