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The computer operating system named Linux is used by many for mining and transferring Bitcoins.

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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 ...
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Where is the part in code related to the installation on Linux/Mac and windows?

Where in the source code is the part related to the GUI and platform depended installation?
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How do i install bitcoind on my redhat linux server?

I have recently created an api that runs the bitcoind commands. I had it running on another server, but it was setup by someone else. I have been searching for sensible instructions on how to install ...
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ATI GPU for mining with display attached to integrated graphics?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I'd like to attach my monitor to the onboard Intel graphic and have my GPU (ATI 67xx) for mining solely. So far I'm struggling with setting up the ATI GPU. Do I need to ...
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How can I retrieve my bitcoins when the client crashes as soon as it begins synchronizing

As soon as the client begins synchronizing it crashes. It's stuck at 139,500 blocks left. I am brand new to bitcoin and sent $300 to an address on this client.
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How to start pool mining in Linux

I have read numerous how-to and tutorials (most of them outdated) on how to simply start mining on a pool and I wasn't be able to do it. Could someone simply describe/enumerate how can someone start ...
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Linux app (non-GUI) for benchmarking bitmining server's perfomance

Is there a Linux application that can benchmark the bitmining perfomance of a headless server ? The application could run from the shell (terminal). Up to know I have found this that requires Java.
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Underclock GPU Memory below "Recommended" Limits on Linux

I'd like to try underclocking my GPU Memory. Based on what I've read, this is frequently done to reduce heat without sacrificing hashrate, and can sometimes even boost the hashrate if done carefully. ...
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How safe is it to use a Linux live CD to access my savings wallet?

It's clearly safe to create a savings wallet offline with a live CD, as no data can be sent to an attacker even if the live CD image is compromised (which seems unlikely). However, when it comes to ...
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How can I copy the blockchain from my working client for use with a live CD savings wallet?

I have the Bitcoin client installed on my Windows PC, but I want to set up a savings wallet with better security that I access with an Ubuntu live CD. I don't want to have to download the entire ...
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Litecoin binary for Linux

Is there any LiteCoin binary precompiled for Linux? I would prefer staticaly linked but would also dynamicaly linked a try. A plus is given for a .deb archive, two pluses for a ppa or other ...
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How can I start mining Bitcoin?

Ok. I don't care if I make only a small amount of bitcoins mining. I want to mine. How do I setup my machine (amd x64 4.6Ghz 6GB/RAM with GeForce Nvidia 7300, LinuxMint 10) to start mining? Is it ...
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Are there any linux distros that have the bitcoin client pre-included?

Ideally would be able to make a bootable usb with a lightweight linux os which already included the bitcoin client.
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Is CPU mining even worth it? [duplicate]

I would like to start mining, but my GPU isn't the greatest and I don't really want to spend the money on a dedicated rig. Is mining from my CPU (in a Linux environment) still worth it? Or will I not ...
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