I've done some poking around in tutorials and I have some questions, if anyone would care to answer them. 1 - Is this worth getting into still? I know with btc, it got to the point where the blocks were so hard to find that it really wasn't worth the investment. Are new blocks still being found quickly enough that I can still snatch me up some coins? How many months would it take me to get back my investment, do you think? 2 - This may be impossible to answer, but based on your experiences in your pool, how many ltc could I hope for with 250 kh/s? 1000? 3 - I've seen something about wattage meters to track your energy consumption. How important is that, and where would I get one, and which one do I want? 4 - What are the most popular video cards to use right now? Do I need to care about the motherboard or processor? 5 - What should I look for in a pool? The first one I tried had a bug in the registration, and the second one is down this morning. I finally got cudaminer working (I have an Nvidia video card in my home pc) and left it on overnight, and was not amused to see that it went down at some point and I haven't done any mining. 6 - Do y'all put windows on your mining rigs, or some linux variant? If the latter, which one? 7 - Would you recommend getting a nice video card for my home PC and just using that until I can sell some coins to buy more, or dropping the dough on a 4-card mining system now? This is sort of related to how many ltc people get per month, I guess. Assuming anyone answers, thanks for the replies! Much appreciated.
(Dummies Guide) How to simultaneously run multiple instances of cgminer to control different GPUs whilst using BAMT.
In cgminer you cannot specify multiple values for gpu-threads. gpu-threads is a global per-instance setting, not a per-GPU setting. If you want to run 2 different values of gpu-threads, you need to run 2 instances of cgminer. This guide will help you if, for example; you have a rig in which one or more of your cards run better with gpu-threads set to 1 and your other cards run better with gpu-threads set to 2 (or 3 or 4) So I'm going to assume here that you're running a rig with 4 cards and you're already set up and mining. I'm also going to assume that you know how to use nano. So let's say your cgminer.conf has the line "gpu-threads" : "2", Unfortunately your 4th card isn't giving you the hash-rate you're expecting from it or worse, you're getting hardware errors which lead to rejected shares. (to see if you're getting hardware errors in BAMT, you need to be able to see what cgminer is actually displaying. To do this simply SSH to your rig, log in and type "screen -r". I won't go too into this to much but where it says HW: you don't want so see anything there, if you're seeing anything other than 0 then you have problems with your config. Now to detach from this screen you need to press "ctrl+A+D" this is very important, do not press q!) Anyway, you know that the 4th card wants to run with "gpu-threads" : "1", but you can't do "gpu-threads" : "2,2,2,1", this will not work! So to get 2 cgminers running, follow these steps:
SSH to your rig, be logged in, and a super user. You should be seeing this: [email protected]:/home/user#
Type "nano /etc/bamt/cgminer.conf" Add the line: "device" : "0-2", This is saying that this instance of cgminer will be controlling GPUs 0, 1 & 2. Save and exit (ctrl+x)
Type "nano startcgminer.sh" This will create a new script that you will run later to boot up your 2nd cgminer. Now type "chmod u+x startcgminer.sh" and hit enter.
Add your info. below is mine but you want to replace with the settings for your 4th card (gpu 3): (where it says "device 3" this is saying that this instance of cgminer will only run gpu 3 (4th card) and "remove-disabled" makes it so it won't display the other cards)
Note: Make sure there are no random spaces at the end of any of these lines and also make sure that the I for intensity is upper case. Now save and exit the script by hitting ctrl+x etc.
type "screen -ls" and hit enter, you should see something similar to this:
There are screens on: 4366.pts-1.bamt-miner (12/30/2013 08:00:56 PM) (Detached) 1 Sockets in /varun/screen/S-root.
So this is saying that there is currently only 1 screen running and BAMT is using it to run cgminer inside.
Type "screen" and hit enter, it will come up with a load of text about screen, just ignore that and hit enter again. Now you are inside your new 2nd screen.
Now type ./startcgminer.sh You should now see cgminer boot up and start mining with just gpu 3. To detach from this screen you need to hit ctrl+a+d.
And that's it, there should now be 2 screens running. To check the other screen type "screen -ls" and hit enter, you should now see both screens running. Something like this:
There are screens on: 6349.cgminer (12/30/2013 08:08:35 PM) (Detached) 4366.pts-1.bamt-miner (12/30/2013 08:00:56 PM) (Detached) 2 Sockets in /varun/screen/S-root.
To look at one screen type "screen -r 6349", to look at the other type "screen -r 4366" (remember to detach from screens using ctrl+a+d) You should still be able to see info for the first 3 cards on BAMT's web UI and in fact I can still see the temp and load for my 4th card. Please feel free to leave feedback, or let me know if I've missed anything. I hope you found this guide useful and if you did please consider a small BTC donation :) Bitcoin ID: 18juPJsn2u4TFQgtE7BJVy49r4MoL2zNqh
Have some questions need answered before I invest in a rig.
Fellow shibes, I come to you in my hour of need. Years ago I scoffed at bitcoin, thought it was a joke and would blow over so I totally ignored it....I dont want to make that same mistake twice. I recently started mining over night on my gaming rig (gtx 680, around 360-ish khash) and im weighing the options of whether or not to invest in a dedicated miner, around $1k in total, then evaluate the situation in 9months to a year, or to just keep doing it over night on my current rig. I've done some research but I figured asking here would be the quickest way to get them all (or most) answered in a concise manner. 1. Lets be real....its extremely doubtful dogecoin will reach prices anywhere close to BTC or LTC. However...with so many coins out there even a small jump in value can mean large profits. As dogecoin acceptance grows and the supply of doge begins to slow down due to reward halvening (is halvening even a word?) any idea where doge will be at in 1-2 years? Similar price to now? Higher? Lower? btw is there a graph that shows the value of dogecoin since its release? I think I saw one last night but cant remember. 2. At current rates (including power usage) it appears it will take 180days or so for the rig to pay itself off...I hear thats about par for the course. Confirm/deny? 3. HDD vs Flash drive. The price of a Flash drive is very appealing but I have 0 experience with linux/booting systems for first time from a flash drive so im leaning to just putting out the extra cash for a HDD. Is there a step by step/hold my hand guide to setting up a miner with just a flash drive? This is probably the biggest issue for me atm 4. Bamt vs Smos. They appear to be pretty similar at first glance. Which do you prefer? Pros/cons of each? Thanks for any and all help you shibes can provide, if you have anything else to add that you think might be useful to know, by all means go ahead and tell me. Im probably gonna do research for another week or so before I make my decision but these are the biggest issues at hand.
Optional Beginner Guide to Litecoin: TESTED 12/7/2013
Plan B: BAMT Live USB This option is a last resort, hopefully not necessary. Download BAMT from the link below and "dd" via terminal to USB formatted to FAT32 in gparted. You can install gparted in xubuntu by typing:
sudo apt-get install gparted
Next, launch gparted and format your USB drive. Be careful not to format your HDDs! You might double-check the storage sizes as a reference in the upper-right drop-down menu. Download link: https://mega.co.nz/#!NI5W2QLT!dYt2UTZz0hrFoiMUAu0d01eSD4pjqXHT6U2UtnAAGJ4 Extract the file and locate "litecoinbamt1.1.img" Put image on 2GB or greater USB formatted to FAT32 by opening terminal and running:
sudo dd if=/path/to/litecoinbamt1.1.img of=/dev/sdX (The "X" is the device name of your usb key. The one you will have seen in gparted, for example "sdb, or sdc, or sdd..." Try to get the right device on the first try. Use raw device *not* a partition.) sudo dd if=(you can drag and drop file into the terminal here to get the path) of=/dev/sdX
Hi! After watching the bitcoin stuff over the last few years from a distance (and kicking myself for not getting involved), I've been delving into cryptocurrencies hard in the last few months- I even built a milkcrate mining rig using BAMT. I am going to point that at a vertcoin pool once I grab another USB stick. For now, I'm just using my main desktop's GPU, feeble and CUDA-based though it may be. Vertcoin strikes me as one of very few alt-coins to offer something unique- a means to have a more even wealth distribution. I think the ASIC hammer will fall on the scrypt coins later this year, so it's nice to know there is a safe haven out there for individual miners without deep pockets. The existence of an easy trading infrastructure means that there is room for a wide variety of currencies to be in circulation and I believe that Vertcoin will have a solid place among them.
I live in the DC area, looking to sell my mining rig. I'm interested in upgrading my equipment and I don't want this anymore. I've had this for about a month. The GPUs are still working great. One of the GPUs over heats easily but some thermal paste should do the trick (I haven't applied any yet). It's currently averaging 1.5M to 1.7M. This can be bumped up another 100+ hash once thermal paste is applied to the 4th GPU. I like to keep my cards under 80C. Currently uses BAMT 1.3 on a USB stick.
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The parts for my mining rig just arrived. But now I've got some more questions!
Hey, The parts for my mining rig just arrived! Yay! Its 2 R9 270's which I have estimated to give around 800-900kHs. My first question is: With such a hashrate - would I better off mining on p2p or in a traditional pool? And if so.. What pool do you recommend? I know most people just say that over time it balances out, but seeing as mining a block is completely random - I don't see how this is the case? Surely Having the confidence that you're going to get blocks frequently in a big pool is good? Also, I have a USB stick here - and I was going to use BAMT. Is this the best linux distro for mining? I've seen another one called SMOS that claims to be better but I don't have a clue. So should I just use BAMT? Finally.. In a few months when I'm literally a millionaire from mining coins ;) - a) What is the best way to store my bitcoins securely? Should I mine into an offline paper wallet b) I see Dogecoin as quite a volatile currency - perhaps even more so than bitcoin.. Does it make more sense to store the bulk of your crypto currency as bitcoin or dogecoin? Obviously theres no correct answer to this as nobody knows whats going to happen but I'd like to hear what other people do! Thanks for all your help - the whole community has been so helpful in helping me pick parts for my rig and I hope to have it built by tomorrow :)
Note: You can start the mining rig with the monitor unplugged and get the IP of your BAMT machine from your router’s client list or BAMT desktop. Step 5 : Edit CGMiner script From the BAMT desktop (either at the mining rig or connected from Remote Desktop Connection), click on the Start button which is on the lower left corner similar to Windows. Litecoin & Scrypt Mining Rig - Get in on Bitcoin With GPUs: You may have heard of Bitcoin. Maybe you have heard of Litecoin or Dogecoin. These are cryptocurrencies, a distributed, decentralized, secure set of technologies making their appearance as coins. Cryptocurrency technologies can be used to store After the first start you have to edit the cgminer config file ( /etc/bamt/cgminer.conf ) with your mining pool settings and you are ready to start mining. You can then monitor the performance of the mining rig and control it either trough a remote console login, or through a web based interface, so there is no need for physical access anymore. After the first start you have to edit the cgminer config file ( /etc/bamt/cgminer.conf ) with your mining pool settings and you are ready to start mining. You can then monitor the performance of the mining rig and control it either trough a remote console login, or through a web based interface, so there is no need for physical access anymore. Interface of ethOS cryptocurrency mining OS. Though those two are the best I came across, I also found SMOS Linux, but it doesn’t seem to have been updated for some time. Litecoin BAMT and KopiemTu are others that I could not determine their development statuses. Though not designed for mining, ROKOS Flavors is a Debian-based distribution for Raspberry Pi zero, 2, 3, PINE64+ and other IoT
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