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April 24, 2013, 07:34:02 PM
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Anyone have a guide to setup Linux for mining? or even just a distro fully for mining on a Linux box?

I normally mine on windows, but I'm setting up a new box and figured I'd use Linux instead.


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April 24, 2013, 08:22:50 PM
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i heard linuxcoin is no longer supported.. alot are using ubuntu and xbuntu. A couple on Fedora though i couldnt get it to work on Red hat.

sorry but i dont have any links to the guides.. seems video drivers are the biggest hurtle.

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April 24, 2013, 08:52:46 PM
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someone should just take minepeon and adapt it for a big box Cheesy

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April 24, 2013, 08:58:30 PM
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Most people are either using ubuntu and installing cgminer.  Here is a guide I saw for a centos

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=170516.0

Squiggly letters, written really fast, with a couple of dots for good measure.
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April 24, 2013, 09:24:49 PM
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someone should just take minepeon and adapt it for a big box Cheesy
Or just buy a rPi  Cheesy Cheesy

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April 24, 2013, 10:04:09 PM
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someone should just take minepeon and adapt it for a big box Cheesy
Or just buy a rPi  Cheesy Cheesy

Can't run graphic cards from a PI Tongue

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April 24, 2013, 11:24:00 PM
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I recommend bamt, I have 2 rigs currently running it, they took a while to setup for litecoin mind you, but otherwise great linux distro.
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April 25, 2013, 12:27:40 AM
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someone should just take minepeon and adapt it for a big box Cheesy
Or just buy a rPi  Cheesy Cheesy
Can't run graphic cards from a PI Tongue
Oh come now. There's a GPU on that thing.  Wink Grin

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April 25, 2013, 12:29:44 AM
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someone should just take minepeon and adapt it for a big box Cheesy
Or just buy a rPi  Cheesy Cheesy
Can't run graphic cards from a PI Tongue
Oh come now. There's a GPU on that thing.  Wink Grin
actually have you seen this?   http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/435742530/udoo-android-linux-arduino-in-a-tiny-single-board


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April 26, 2013, 12:01:36 PM
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someone should just take minepeon and adapt it for a big box Cheesy
Or just buy a rPi  Cheesy Cheesy
Can't run graphic cards from a PI Tongue
Oh come now. There's a GPU on that thing.  Wink Grin
actually have you seen this?   http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/435742530/udoo-android-linux-arduino-in-a-tiny-single-board



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http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/main.php

use one of these..

Available NOW, works with current mining software, 2GB RAM Quad cores and rock steady.

I have a couple I use for running mining rigs, even running  the python version they use less than 5% resources with 20 rigs.

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April 26, 2013, 03:17:59 PM
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actually have you seen this?   http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/435742530/udoo-android-linux-arduino-in-a-tiny-single-board
Don't waste your time......
http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/main.php

use one of these..

Available NOW, works with current mining software, 2GB RAM Quad cores and rock steady.

I have a couple I use for running mining rigs, even running  the python version they use less than 5% resources with 20 rigs.
Oh ya there are dozens of lil ARM CPU sticks that you can use for mining. I use a MK802 II to run my BFL Single, but mine can be had for <$40, where as it's surprising how many are upwards of $100.

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April 26, 2013, 10:40:32 PM
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someone should just take minepeon and adapt it for a big box Cheesy


It is actually in the works, I just need the time to work on it.  Feel free to put a bounty on it though :p .

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April 27, 2013, 11:06:49 PM
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actually have you seen this?   http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/435742530/udoo-android-linux-arduino-in-a-tiny-single-board
Don't waste your time......
http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/main.php

use one of these..

Available NOW, works with current mining software, 2GB RAM Quad cores and rock steady.

I have a couple I use for running mining rigs, even running  the python version they use less than 5% resources with 20 rigs.
Oh ya there are dozens of lil ARM CPU sticks that you can use for mining. I use a MK802 II to run my BFL Single, but mine can be had for <$40, where as it's surprising how many are upwards of $100.

Such small chips fail once you start adding capacity, I have a couple of 400Mhz units and they max out at about 3 miners and start dropping connections, with the ~$100USD I can take it to over 20 miners and not even break 3% of resources.

Try to remember that many of these cheap shitty chips chain ALL the external communication off the USB core, so basically you end up competing for resources against the ethernet infrastructure.....

High Quality USB Hubs for Bitcoin miners
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=560003
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April 28, 2013, 03:16:28 AM
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Oh ya there are dozens of lil ARM CPU sticks that you can use for mining. I use a MK802 II to run my BFL Single, but mine can be had for <$40, where as it's surprising how many are upwards of $100.
Such small chips fail once you start adding capacity, I have a couple of 400Mhz units and they max out at about 3 miners and start dropping connections, with the ~$100USD I can take it to over 20 miners and not even break 3% of resources.

Try to remember that many of these cheap shitty chips chain ALL the external communication off the USB core, so basically you end up competing for resources against the ethernet infrastructure.....
You don't know anything about the chip I'm talking about, do you? The MK802 II isn't 400MHz, it's 1GHz. And ya, average CPU usage while mining is ~1%.

As for the communications and USB issue, check out the chip layout:

ODROID-U2 has the LAN go thru a USB controller, but a different one than the 2 external ports are on.


The MK802II chip has the wifi running thru an "Extend Socket1", but doesn't seem to run thru the USB at all.


I haven't had any network issues since I set the thing up several months ago. As I said, why pay $85 or $100+, when I can pay $40 and get a great system that does all of the same things?

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