Bitcoin Forum
December 12, 2017, 01:02:39 PM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.15.1  [Torrent].
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: CUDA Client on ArchLinux - the easy way  (Read 7030 times)
Full Member
Offline Offline

Activity: 124

View Profile WWW
October 01, 2010, 07:43:54 PM

I made a PKGBUILD for Bitcoind with CUDA support thanks to eurekafag's makefile (although I had to adapt it a lot because Arch deals with CUDA very differently), and of course nelisky's patch.

The PKGBUILD is there :
It basically installs CUDA (it will take a very long time), fetches revision 155 of bitcoin, compiles the daemon and installs it.

However, the latest version of CUDA requires very recent Nvidia drivers, so you will have to install them first using this PKGBUILD (it installs both nvidia and nvidia-utils at the same time) :
These drivers won't work with xorg-server 1.9 so don't upgrade yet and keep 1.8 installed ! Once you installed the new driver, reboot to load the new kernel modules.

When everything is installed, starting and stopping bitcoind is as simple as this :
/etc/rc.d/bitcoind-cuda start
/etc/rc.d/bitcoind-cuda stop

You can add it to your DAEMONS array in /etc/rc.conf for absolute convenience.

The daemons runs as a separate user (bitcoin, with uid and gid 8333), so to interact with it, use sudo and set the datadir too, for example :
sudo bitcoind-cuda -datadir=/opt/bitcoin-daemon-cuda getinfo
You can alias it obviously, it will save you a lot of typing.

And, last but not least, here is a little screenshot to show it's working. I get approximately 10k hashes per second with a GeForce 8800 GTS.

As far as I know, maintaining this should be fairly easy if nelisky maintains his patch of course.

Any donations accepted to 14hSU3uAaXHQkomxRym5ALfAeKuZEdrjyL.

A pool-biased blockchain representation, by me: pident (WTFPL)
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
Offline Offline

Activity: 1680

P2P Cryptocurrency

View Profile
October 18, 2010, 02:42:32 AM

Just donated 3 BTC. Wink

Offline Offline

Activity: 8

View Profile
October 23, 2010, 09:46:56 AM


You don't have permission to access /7/c/4/f14f8776c6625dfdade8185a8c526.png on this server.
Jr. Member
Offline Offline

Activity: 48

View Profile
December 06, 2010, 07:34:58 PM

Thanks for your work erom2. Unfortunately I already upgraded to xorg-server 1.9 and have problems downgrading. Although xorg-server 1.9 is said to work (with text rendering problems) I can't even install nvidia-cuda (from AUR) because of my too new kernel version.
Is there any way to bypass that problem?
At the moment it seems like the easiest solution is to wait for an upgrade of nvidia-cuda (currently 260.24-3)
Offline Offline

Activity: 84

View Profile
April 04, 2011, 03:56:24 AM

Does anyone know if there is more recently cuda client for ArchLinux?
Pages: [1]
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!