Questions tagged [ubuntu]

Questions about Bitcoin in the context of the Ubuntu Linux distribution.

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How to mine in Ubuntu?

How do you mine in Ubuntu 11.04? Are there any GUI miners like poclbm-gui for Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu Linux — How do I start bitcoind as a service to run automatically?

I've got a bunch of other services set up to boot automatically when my Ubuntu server starts (services like wicd-daemon and VPN), but I can't figure out how to set up the bitcoin daemon (bitcoind) to ...
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How to check Bitcoind block chain download progress level

I have installed bitcoind on ubuntu server, and when I run screen -x for btc it says error -10 blockchain is downloading. How do I know the progress level? currently 125600 blocks are downloaded, but ...
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Error loading wallet.dat: Wallet corrupted

I've been using bitcoin for over a year now without issues. It's been a while since I fired up a bitcoin client though, at least a couple months. When I try running a bitcoin client (bitcoin-qt ...
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How do I build Bitcoin from source in Linux?

I am running an Ubuntu Virtualbox, how do I build Bitcoin from source and run it in this environment? I'm using the build notes from the bitcoin core github and I get the following errors when trying ...
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How to build Bitcoin from source on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal?

We have this detailed tutorial for Lucid Lynx, but somehow it doesn't work for Natty. We also have a similar question but it is too broad and the solution there isn't complete enough to work. I ...
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Installing Bitcoin-Qt on Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. I have downloaded Bitcoin-Qt, but I don't think it has installed itself. The instructions say "download and install" the software, but I'm afraid I need instructions that are ...
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Why do I get `bitcoind: command not found` in Ubuntu?

I have built the bitcoin source on my Ubuntu desktop, and have installed the proper libraries via apt-get and building some. When I do: cd src bitcoind -daemon I get the error: bitcoind: command ...
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How can I recover from a corrupted blkindex.dat on Ubuntu 12.10?

I've installed Bitcoin-Qt after a clean WUBI install, and installed Bitcoin-Qt directly. Now it suddenly says "Error loading blkindex.dat". I assume my blkindex.dat file is corrupted, and I tried ...
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How to install a Bitcoin client on Ubuntu Server

I've googled a lot for this issue. Hehe. I have found some tutorials, but they were of no use because they are for systems that do have a GUI. I have no plans to install a GUI on that system, and I ...
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How to limit the debug.log file while running bitcoind?

the debug.log file is getting pretty big on bitcoind. how do you limit the size of the file? im on ubuntu 12
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Ubuntu bitcoin PPA

Since bitcoin is a software package that involves "real" money (inasmuch as any currency is "real"), I know there are major incentives for unscrupulous people to build backdoors into software related ...
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To run bitcoin core testnet on Ubuntu 16.04

How can I run Bitcoin core testnet version on ubuntu 16.04 platform ? I am getting so many reference about how to run bitcoin core mainnet but it will take around 20 days to synchronize with the ...
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How do I sort the output of listtransactions “*”?

I am testing some new code, and need to sort the output of listtransactions. Ultimately I need to verify that there are no duplicate txids. How do I output ./bitcoind -datadir=1 listtransactions "*" ...
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no menu in unbuntu bitcoin-qt

When I run bitcoin-qt on Ubuntu 12.04, I see this: As you can see, there is no menu on the top menu bar. There is the "beginning" of a menu with the word "Bitcoin" but there are no "File", "Settings"...
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Why am I getting this make error w/ 0.4.0rc1 on Ubuntu

Building 0.4.0rc1 in Ububtu via make -f makefile.unix returns the following errors/warnings: ui.cpp: In member function 'virtual void CMainFrame::OnIconize(wxIconizeEvent&)': ui.cpp:488:25 ...
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Why is my bitcoind daemon not listening on RPC port at 8332?

I have read a similar post which had no answer at this location. I am trying to use bitcoin-cli from a host that different from the host that runs bitcoind. I also would be happy with being able to ...
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How to upgrade Bitcoin daemon in ubuntu 12.04?

I am currently having Bitcoin daemon version 0.9.0 and bitcoind getinfo shows error like "Upgrade required" { "version" : 90000, ... "errors" : "URGENT: Upgrade required: see https://www.bitcoin.org/...
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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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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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My sync wont start, what can I do?

I have used Bitcoin previously via Windows GUI miners, but never faced an issue like this before. I am now running Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 and using an updated 0.7.1 Satoshi client. The sync looks like ...
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Running a command line bitcoin CPU miner on ubuntu for slush's pool

I don't intend to do this long term as I am pretty sure the cost of the power would exceed the earnings, this is more for educational purposes. What I'm looking for is a command line miner for Ubuntu. ...
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Is Bitcoin core V.0.9 not updated on PPA ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin?

Version 0.9 of Bitcoin-Qt just came out. When will ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin be updated? In the meanwhile, any steps showing how to upgrade are welcome!
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How to verify that downloaded files such as Ubuntu, BitcoinQT, Armory, and Electrum have not been tampered with?

When creating a secure offline wallet, the first step is to download some software or OS (such as Ubunutu) to create the wallet. How can you verify that the software you are downloading has not been ...
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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 can I enable more GPUs in Ubuntu for poclbm?

I have an Ubuntu set up (11.10) and 2 ATI Radeon HD 6870 cards. It detects one, but not the other for some reason when I try to run poclbm. When I run lspci, it finds both cards. Any help?
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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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How to Connect bitcoind to one of your workers in a pool?

I'm trying to start using an old tower to mine bitcoin and am slowly trying to make sense of the setup… Wallet I signed up for a bitcoin wallet (coinbase) where I am given an id. Pool I joined a ...
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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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How to check Bitcoind is mining?

I am still very new to Bitcoin. I installed bitcoind on my Ubuntu server as described on bitcoin.org. After installation I issued bitcoind -daemon and the tool started to download/get the ...
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Ubuntu - Show active connections?

How can I see how many active connections there are on Linux?
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New to Bitcoin - tips on securing my server

I regard myself as being a competent programmer and have good general IT knowledge; however I know very little about BTC. I just want to make sure that my setup is "generally secure" and that I'm ...
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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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Bitcoin-qt Not Syncing with errors [duplicate]

My bitcoin-qt (on ubuntu installed via the PPA) just plain won't sync. It's been running for days and no/little progress past ~82256 blocks remaining... I've also got an error displaying "Warning: ...
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How to get Ledger Nano S to work in an Ubuntu VirtualBox?

I installed the ledger manager on Ubuntu VirtualBox, but I can't see any of my USB devices. My host OS is Windows 10. How do I get this to work?
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Bitcoin is using +90% CPU power using Ubuntu 12.04?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Bitcoin client v0.8.6.0-g03a7d67-beta and Qt version 4.8.1 as the GUI. My CPU is heating up and is automaticly shutting down after 30 minutes and sometimes after many ...
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Error running BITCOIND in Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop

Running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop under Oracle VirtualBox in Windows 7 64bit I get the following error: sim@sim-VirtualBox:~/bitcoin-0.8.5-linux/bin/32$ ./bitcoind -rpcpassword=12345 **terminate ...
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Is it possible to run bitminter on 2 computers with one account?

I have 2 Ubuntu 12.04 machines. I'm running bitminter on both. But the website in the workers section only lists what one computer is doing. Do I need 2 accounts for this setup or something?
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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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GPU mining slows down my ubuntu

I'm trying to mine using my CPU and GPU. When the CPU is set to use all its cores, I have no problems, but when I use my GPU, my desktop gets way too slow because unity uses it too I think, so I need ...
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Where is the configuration file?

This is strange! The documentation on running the Bitcoin daemon on a Ubuntu machine is clear. The configuration file is supposed to be at $HOME/.bitcoin/ location. And yet, I cannot locate it! I ...
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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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How to install Electrum wallet in an offline Linux computer?

So I want to play with the Electrum wallet, but as Cold Storage. Then what I plan to do is to install a raw Ubuntu 16.04 LTS into a computer "A" which I will never plug to the internet. So, with ...
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How can I use Bitcoind on Ubuntu if I installed from PPA?

I have two transactions that won't go through. The first one I I sent with a zero transaction fee by accident and the second one I I sent with a fee of .00022324. Neither is going through. I read ...
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How do I generate a bootstrap file on Ubuntu?

I would like to generate a Bitcoin and Dogecoin (qt) bootstrap file on my ubuntu machine. Is there any way to do this? I know it's possible with Windows but I'm on Ubuntu. Thanks.
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Why I obtain this error trying to compile this wallet?

I am not yet a Linux guy and I am going crazy trying to install the MJ Coin wallet compiling it on Ubuntu 14.04. This are the only provided instruction to install it: Debian First, make sure ...
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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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Where did https://launchpad.net/~bitcoin/+archive/bitcoin just install to?

I just ran the following three commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin sudo apt-get update sudo su bitcoinuser sudo apt-get install bitcoind and I believe bitcoind has been installed ...
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How do I install Bitcoin Armory in Ubuntu 17.04?

I am trying desperately to install the latest version of Armory on a fresh install of Ubuntu 17.04. I tried in Debian Jessie first, but something failed and it would not run correctly. Reinstalled my ...