Started today. I made my wallet and then I was looking for free bitcoins to pay a account on premiumize.me...
The only reliable way seems to mine in a pool.
I'm currently trying to mine with GuiMiner on slush's pool.
It's working fine and I get around 264Mhash/s, but I'm having some troubles to save my settings in GuiMiner and therefore created an account on this board.
What kind of issues are you having?
Gui Miner has had no problems saving my miner settings.
Hope it is ok, that we dicuss that in this thread.
I already tracked it down, kind of...
If I try to save (File>Save settings) there is no error-messsage but the miner-tabs still have an asterisk next to their names which (I assume) means they are not saved. If I quit the GuiMiner it aks me whether or not to save. If I click "yes" NOTHING happens, it won't even shut down! If I press "no" there is an Error:
See the logfile 'C:\Users\<user>\Desktop\guiminer\guiminer.exe.log' for details
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "guiminer.py", line 2028, in on_close
File "guiminer.py", line 2056, in save_config
File "json\__init__.pyo", line 231, in dumps
File "json\encoder.pyo", line 201, in encode
File "json\encoder.pyo", line 264, in iterencode
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0xf6 in position 10: invalid start byte
So the offical thread says the config is saved in "%appdata%\poclbm" as "poclbm.ini" but the folder is empty.
So there are two possible reasons for me:
1. No write access for "%appdata%". But "Run as Administrator" should solve this and it did not.
2. There is a diaeresis/umlaut (a german vowel) in my Windows-username. An ö like in "Motörhead". The "UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf8'" indicates that this could be the problem. Any solutions for that?