Questions tagged [miner-configuration]

This tag should be used for questions about configuring and optimizing the software settings on mining rigs.

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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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How to activate the mining process in the standard bitcoin client?

I have done the whole synchronization and now it should be mining bitcoins from what I understand but I don't see anything showing that it is actually mining for bitcoins nor any activity from my cpu… ...
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About traditional Bitcoin mining

I'm curious about traditional bitcoin mining, before pooling. Did an older version of the bitcoin wallet found on sourceforge have a mining feature built in which worked on a simple macbook? if so ...
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How can someone mine bitcoins at billions or trillions of hashes per second when the nonce is only 2^32 in size?

According to another similar question on Bitcoin Stack Exchange, https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Block_hashing_algorithm shows how the mining algorithm works for Bitcoin. The problem is, it shows the ...
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What open source miner applications are there?

What open source miner applications are there? Especially to see how the mining process works.
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how to start mining with FPGA

I found that in my university there are some FPGA's available to test and to play with. I am a software/web programmer and I have never been working with verilog or whatever is used to program FPGA. ...
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Mining behind a proxy and restrictive firewall (only http ports allowed) - possible?

I have a very restrictive firewall with an additional proxy here. Is there a GPU mining tool out there that supports proxy server? The best would be a SSL connection to the mining pool. A long living ...
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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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What software/hardware is required to mine with an FPGA?

I have been looking for a device that would allow me to mine Bitcoins without too much noise and heat. Something relatively small that I could keep in a shelf without worrying too much about it. A ...
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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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Slow but effective mining as a learning tool

Most discussion about mining is from the perspective of serious Bitcoin users who are trying to profit from it. I’m curious to try mining, only to experiment and become more familiar with ...
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Is it possible (not feasible) to mine bitcoins with Bitcoin Core v0.21.1?

Before you tell me, yes, I'm aware CPU mining is dead in 2021 and attempting to do so will likely just burn CPU time for no good reason. However, my question is not whether mining is feasible, but ...
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Help locating bottleneck on new mining rig

I built a mining rig with 3 Radeon 6850 GPUs. When I run one miner (either Phoenix or m0mchil's poclbm) it reports a hash rate of a little over 200 Mhash/sec. When I fire up a second miner pointed ...
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bitcoind getmininginfo says hashespersec is 0

I started mining yesterday on a low-end system, trying to figure out how it works. I used the bincoind build from Debian. When I try bitcoind getmininginfo today, I get the following output. { "...
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How can I participate in a mining pool that is mining Litecoins?

To date I've only participated in mining GPU-optimised crypto currencies. I wondered what happens when I pointed my GPU miner to a Litecoin mining pool worker, Litecoin being designed to be optimised ...
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BFGminer can't find my NanoFury on Raspberry Pi

Related: BFGminer can't find my NanoFury! Posted on the RPi Exchange as well https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/14753/bfgminer-cant-find-my-nanofury-on-raspberry-pi Forums: https:...
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GPU mining with Intel HD Graphics 4000

I am running Mac OS X 10.7 on a MBP and OS X 10.8 on a Mac Mini. The Mini has a Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU and the MBP has a 3000. I know that I cannot mine with the MBP as the GPU does not support ...
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Is a miner running a full node?

Is a miner just running a full node that is connected with the mining hardware? Or is there such thing as a miner node? Does it use additional software for transaction selection? Thanks in advance!
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“No more backup pools left. Using primary and starting over.”

I am not using a pool, I am using my graphics cards mining with poclbm over rpc. i do not understand why I get these messages. localhost:8332 15/08/2012 22:40:13, No more backup pools left. Using ...
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GUIMiner gives “ValueError: need more than 1 value to unpack”

I'm trying to get started mining with kiv's GUIMiner. I started, and get this error message: ValueError: need more than 1 value to unpack How should I solve this?
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How can I do CPU mining on testnet?

I'm trying to do cpu mining on testnet to debug coinbase transactions in my application. Tried running GUI miner, I get the below output: 2014-07-31 11:31:51: Running command: poclbm.exe testnetuser:...
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Miners dogpiling on one device

I've built a mining rig running Ubuntu 11.10 with 3 Radeon 6850 GPUs. When I run ./poclbm.py without any arguments, it returns the list of available devices as... [0] Barts [1] Barts [2] Barts [3] ...
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Why won't my bitcoin miner detect any of my hardware?

I recently set up a bitcoin miner on my gaming pc just to test it out and I can't seem to get it working. I am using bfgminer on Ubuntu and when I start it up it says this: NO DEVICES FOUND: Press 'M'...
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How does the bitcoin transaction fee get paid to miner(s)?

According to https://bitcoinfees.info/ The current "cheap" rate for a bitcoin transaction is $22. How does this get paid to the miners? Is it just one miner that verifies the transaction, puts it ...
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I have 8 Antminers, is there a way I could change their pool credentials all at the same time like through ssh with a script

As title says, I have 8 identical mining machines I just want to be able to point them at the same pool all at once, is this possible with a combination of python and ssh? If someone else already ...
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BFGminer can't find my NanoFury!

I recently purchased a Nanofury ASIC unit. I tried running it on my Linux system, as I just let the computer sit and run. I couldn't get it to work on Linux, so I decided to give it a try on Windows = ...