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June 17, 2013, 07:01:53 PM
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Hi All,

I'm an ASIC newbie here and I just got my first devices up and running today.  I knew that I probably wouldn't be able to use GUI miner to mine on my ASICs and this turned out to be 100% correct.  I was hoping someone could recommend a good easy miner software to get me started?  I would prefer one with a graphical user interface that I can just click things on, but I would not be opposed to a simple command line one that's easy to set up.

Any suggestions from the experts?

Thanks!
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June 17, 2013, 07:07:45 PM
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If you need a GUI, BitMinter works, I believe. If you can manage with a simple command line, CGMiner is the best miner, hands down.

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June 17, 2013, 07:29:28 PM
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I tried CGMiner--downloaded the latest version and all of the drivers and for some reason it can't detect my USB.  It give me the same error everytime that I need a driver.

I'll give bitminter a try here and see if I can get anything going.
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June 17, 2013, 09:21:25 PM
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looks like I can't use bitminter with BTCGuild pool...

SO I'm back to CG miner.  Right now I'm using 3.2.2 so unfortunately I don't have a COM port to pass it since it's usb.  What shold the command line read?
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June 17, 2013, 09:25:59 PM
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looks like I can't use bitminter with BTCGuild pool...

SO I'm back to CG miner.  Right now I'm using 3.2.2 so unfortunately I don't have a COM port to pass it since it's usb.  What shold the command line read?
Nothing. If you have installed the winUSB driver it will autodetect any devices you have plugged in.

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June 17, 2013, 09:28:43 PM
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looks like I can't use bitminter with BTCGuild pool...

SO I'm back to CG miner.  Right now I'm using 3.2.2 so unfortunately I don't have a COM port to pass it since it's usb.  What shold the command line read?
Nothing. If you have installed the winUSB driver it will autodetect any devices you have plugged in.

Yes, I have that driver installed, but now my screen hangs on 'waiting for USB hotplug devices or press q to quit'

Any ideas?  I have read the documentation for ASIC front to back at least 10 times now!
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June 17, 2013, 09:30:22 PM
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Here is my file:

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cd \Bitcoin Miners\cgminer-3.2.2-windows
cgminer-nogpu.exe -o stratum.btcguild.com:3333 -u user_1 -p password --icarus-options 115200:1:1 --icarus-

timing 3.0=100
pause
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June 18, 2013, 12:10:34 AM
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Here is my file:

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cd \Bitcoin Miners\cgminer-3.2.2-windows
cgminer-nogpu.exe -o stratum.btcguild.com:3333 -u user_1 -p password --icarus-options 115200:1:1 --icarus-

timing 3.0=100
pause

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cgminer-nogpu.exe -o stratum.btcguild.com:3333 -u user_1 -p password

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June 19, 2013, 05:29:28 AM
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I finally resolved this situation with some help from my friends on the BTCGuild pool.  It seems that the USB sticks are not compatible with cgminer 3.2.x  so we downgraded me to 3.1.1 and it works perfectly!  Thanks for everyone's help!
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