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April 10, 2013, 12:15:46 AM
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Oke guys, new to bitcoin and I have set it up on a linux machine (running Ubuntu 12.10) and the latest bitcoind in daemon mode. Now I want to connect with my GUI on windows to this machine and see my latest transactions and what my current status is, since ubuntu server doesn't come with a GUI but only with a CLI. How is this possible?

Now I copy and past my wallet everytime and check it but that is not really usefull. I want to see what it's doing. How can this be done?
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April 10, 2013, 12:20:03 AM
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PuTTY?
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April 10, 2013, 12:26:15 AM
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Ahm not sure what putty has to do with this, but i use, putty to connect to the box through ssh yes. But that has nothing to do with the question I'm asking:
Is it possible to connect to my bitcoind (server) miner, with the windows GUI client to see the progress and the latest transactions?
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April 10, 2013, 12:31:31 AM
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If you want remote desktop software, Ubuntu has that. Or, you could:

Code:
sudo apt-get install x11vnc

x11vnc server is like TeamViewer but uses very little system resources. You can do pretty much anything with it that any other remote desktop software lets you.

You'd need to install a VNC client on your Win machine to connect to the newly installed x11vnc server on Ubuntu.

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April 10, 2013, 12:33:43 AM
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Perhaps you could set-up a webserver on your box and dump all the stuff you find important onto afile that is served. Depends what you want to see but you could run a cron job for for pulling out the info you find important so you can view it via the webserver, orhave a I misunderstood what you want to do?
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April 10, 2013, 12:38:54 AM
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To make x11vnc server run on startup/reboot,

Code:
sudo x11vnc -storepasswd /etc/x11vnc.pass

[ the system will prompt you to enter the new password ]

Once you've stored your password for x11vnc,

Code:
sudo chown YOURUSERNAME /etc/x11vnc.pass

Then go to file manager and make sure /etc/x11vnc.pass has these settings:
   Owner: R&W
   Group: R&W
   Others: R   [this is probably not the best option. My boxes are all on a private network so it doesn't matter for me. Plus, the password is encrypted]

Now go to Settings, Settings Manager, Session and Startup, Application Autostart. Add a new startup and title it "x11vnc" and enter the following command:

x11vnc -rfbport 5900 -rfbauth /etc/x11vnc.pass -forever -bg

Save it, and you're good to go. Now x11vnc will run at startup/reboot so you can do away with the mouse, keyboard, and monitor on the linux box and remote to it instead.

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April 10, 2013, 12:43:34 AM
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Oke guys, new to bitcoin and I have set it up on a linux machine (running Ubuntu 12.10) and the latest bitcoind in daemon mode. Now I want to connect with my GUI on windows to this machine and see my latest transactions and what my current status is, since ubuntu server doesn't come with a GUI but only with a CLI. How is this possible?

Now I copy and past my wallet everytime and check it but that is not really usefull. I want to see what it's doing. How can this be done?

can't be done, you can use another bitcoind and issue to commands to the other bitcoind, but to have a windows GUI connect to a bitcoind, I never seen that done, and as far as I know can't be done.

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April 10, 2013, 12:46:32 AM
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Ubuntu server has no GUI, rendering a vnc client useless I belief

Let me rephrase the question:
If you download the windows client and start it, it will create a wallet and will begin filling thiawith bc. You can see the status bar down left and the current connects right bottom.

Because I run bitcoin on my GUI-less ubuntu server I can't see this information. I can't view the wallet. What I was thinking is, maybe, someway I could open the current wallet where my server is working on in windows and see the realtime statics (current connections to the system and the latest transactions.Now I need to copy past the wallet.dat and open the app in windows, check for transactions, but can't see what the server is doing (since I copy pasted it...)

@ gweedo are you sure? That would suck big time... Ah well it's still new and is growing fast, in the near future all will be 100% platform independent I think and you will be able to check your status online for example.

Now excuse me for my English I'm not a native speaker.
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April 10, 2013, 12:53:39 AM
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SSH into your server and try these:

Code:
bitcoind getinfo

bitcoind listtransactions

Do they give you any information?

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April 10, 2013, 12:54:47 AM
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@ gweedo are you sure? That would suck big time... Ah well it's still new and is growing fast, in the near future all will be 100% platform independent I think and you will be able to check your status online for example.

I am 99.99999% sure. You can check your bitcoin addresses online already with http://blockchain.info, you can also look at other block explores at http://qcl.me/gweedo, you just need your bitcoin address, not your private key. Also if you want a centralized server you can look at electrum.

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April 10, 2013, 01:07:28 AM
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Oke guys, new to bitcoin and I have set it up on a linux machine (running Ubuntu 12.10) and the latest bitcoind in daemon mode. Now I want to connect with my GUI on windows to this machine and see my latest transactions and what my current status is, since ubuntu server doesn't come with a GUI but only with a CLI. How is this possible?

Now I copy and past my wallet everytime and check it but that is not really usefull. I want to see what it's doing. How can this be done?

You can use putty and connect to your linux box, then issue commands like "bitcoind help" to get info out of the Bitcoin daemon.

Or you can use one of the available front-ends that connect over RPC with it, and be able to handle your wallet from a browser https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Category:Frontends

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April 10, 2013, 08:58:51 AM
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Thanks for the support guys.

So I can't be running different bitcoin minings on different machines? Like use my server, my main pc and my laptop to mine even faster ? (mining for the same wallet)
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April 10, 2013, 09:09:32 AM
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Thanks for the support guys.

So I can't be running different bitcoin minings on different machines? Like use my server, my main pc and my laptop to mine even faster ? (mining for the same wallet)

An app can be written, but I don't know of one that has.  Bitcoind operates on the RPC protocol, and it's not hard to find supported libraries.  The quick and dirty solution is to run an apache2 service off your client machine, or one of the hosts, and use JSON-RPC php library to make a web-based application.  If you want to put more work into it to make a native application, I'm afraid your going to have to spend some time on google.

Best of luck to you mate.
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April 10, 2013, 05:09:39 PM
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Thanks alot for the kind responses and the quick anwsers I'm currenlty little stoked so can't develope anything but using JSON req and some php skills I'm sure there is some sort of middle way that can be developed
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April 10, 2013, 05:20:20 PM
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Thanks for the support guys.

So I can't be running different bitcoin minings on different machines? Like use my server, my main pc and my laptop to mine even faster ? (mining for the same wallet)

You then want to use some pool software like poolserverj. It is a java application that allows all your mining rigs to talk to the same wallet, and mine for that wallet. But mining off a server, main pc and laptop will hardly make you any money, and you can burn out the cpu of a server and laptop really easily by mining.

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