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1  Bitcoin / Mining support / Xubuntu not recognising mouse or network - help! on: May 26, 2013, 03:01:31 AM
Hey guys,

I have 4 x 6950s running (well...not really or I wouldn't be here) on a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 motherboard, it has worked previously but with some stability problems.  Cgminer kept blue screening on close/restart in Windows 7, so using cgwatcher to fix sick/dead cpus caused the pc to crash. After that it would lock on booting and then require a further restart to boot. I tried reinstalling, now it crashes instantly on starting cgminer (tried 3.01 and 2.11.3 also 12.8, 13.1, 13.4 and 13.5 beta AMD drivers).  I've tried BAMT and won't boot with all four cards plugged in (works with one though) so now I'm trying Xubuntu 12.04 which is supposed to be easy.

But...when the installer runs it doesn't pick up my usb mouse (I tried 2, they both work in the bios) or my usb 3 drive (which is where I want to install it).  I tried plugging in a hard drive but it had some error about creating a partition.  Also it won't connect to the network (Realtek chipset I think).

This is beyond a joke now, I can't do anything without a mouse and I can't update anything or mine without internet.  Please help me Sad I'm not a linux expert so any help needs to be clearly explained.

Thanks
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Can someone please make an INFLATIONARY coin? on: May 19, 2013, 08:07:53 AM
I know nothing about making a crypto-currency, but all appear to be deflationary which encourages hoarding, not spending, as the value goes up over time.  If this was such a good thing then most governments would have stopped creating extra money long ago.
A coin needs to decrease in value (slowly and consistently) to encourage trading and keep the coins in circulation.

So, can someone (or better yet a group of coders + economists) get together and create a coin that addresses the shortcomings of previous 'get rich' coins.  As I see it the main 2 issues are the coin's value (over time) and transaction/confirmation time.

I don't know enough about this to suggest how it gets done, but I assume that an increased block reward over time would do it.  The devil is in the detail though, as the reward needs to scale with adoption.  If it goes up too fast the coins will become worthless and if it goes up to slow the currency will be deflationary.  I assume that inflation of ~2% pa, in line with most government targets would be acceptable, but I'm not an economist.  Perhaps the block reward can scale with difficulty?

This also opens up another can of worms, since the increasing block reward will mean that there is no upper limit on the number of coins available - is this even possible?

Much discussion ensues...

3  Bitcoin / Mining support / BAMT locking half way through boot on: April 30, 2013, 11:34:28 AM
So I'm having issues with Windows 7 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=191631.msg1984541#msg1984541) and want to run BAMT.  I have had it working before when I only had 2 cards, but switched back to Windows as I couldn't get the hash rates up.
Now when I insert the BAMT USB for the first time the launch menu comes up and it starts to boot but when it is gets to just past the .../ssh bit when the boot text comes up, then the screen goes black and it stops responding.  I can't read what loads after ssh causing it to crash as it's too quick.  I have tried several USB keys, including the one that used to work a few weeks ago.

I'm using BAMT 0.5c and Win32 Disk Imager.  I have 4 6950s and a GB 990 FXA UD3.

I am aware there are boot issues with the GB boards, but I think my issue is slightly different.  As I understand it most of them wouldn't boot BAMT at all (not even the launch menu)

Thanks
4  Bitcoin / Mining support / cgminer randomly resetting Windows 7 on: April 30, 2013, 11:28:33 AM
Hey guys,

I'm running cgminer 3.0.1 (also had this issue with 2.11) and every few hours I find my computer stuck half way through booting at the Windows 7 screen.  I think it's locking up when it tries to load the AMD drivers.
So what I think is happening is cgminer crashers and somehow causes Windows to restart, then it locks up on reboot.  If I turn it off and back on it boots but not before asking if I want to run startup repair.

So:

Has anyone had this issue with cgminer and have a fix? or
Does anyone have a fix for it locking during boot (cgminer runs automatically when Windows boots so I'm not worried about 2 lost minutes every few hours)? and
How do I get startup repair to stop coming up after a failed boot? It defaults and is a pain in the ass when there is no monitor plugged in as I can't tell if it's booting Windows or launching startup repair.

I'm running 4 x 6950s on risers. An ASUS, XFX, Sapphire and MSI.  All are at default clocks. MB is a GB 990 FXA UD3.

Thanks

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