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September 29, 2010, 04:39:16 AM
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I searched the posts but could not find anything on this. Sorry if I missed it because this seems like a problem somebody else would have had by now.

I have several linux machines and they all let the daemon run just fine but now trying it with windows I am getting stuck. I get the message: "bitcoin server starting"
Then the prompt just flashes my cursor. When I hit enter or type any commands like "bitcoind help" the keystrokes are stacked up and executed only when I break out of bitcoind with a ctrl+c.

I know I am getting part way there because before I put the rpcpassword=... in the bitcoin.conf file I got the message about that.
Also I know there is some network activity because my firewall comes up and askes if I want to let bitcoind work on private or public networks. I have let communicate on public which is how i am connected.

I even went so far as to hexedit the bitcoin.conf file and remove the crlf characters at the end of the file just in case that was needed to make it like the linux version that works.

I have 3 windows 7 machines and have the same trouble on all of them.
Has anyone run into this?


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September 29, 2010, 06:49:28 AM
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Bitcoin doesn't correctly return the prompt after that message. Are you sure bitcoind is not running after you Ctrl+C?

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September 29, 2010, 04:09:02 PM
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Thanks! That's what it was. I just had to have another command window open and type my follow-up commands from there. Do you know if there is a plan to fix this bug. It is not that important just a little anoying.
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September 29, 2010, 04:42:14 PM
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Do you know if there is a plan to fix this bug.

I don't know. It'll probably be fixed eventually.

On Linux you can do "bitcoind ; sleep 1" and you'll get the shell back. Maybe something like that will work on Windows, too.

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October 01, 2010, 11:00:15 PM
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Code:
start bitcoind

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