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July 02, 2011, 10:04:37 PM
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I'm currently trying to set up my first mining rig, and I have all the hardware set up. I'm running LinuxCoin from a USB stick, but I can't figure out how to actually mine. I tried running both phoenix and poclbm from the start_mining command, but couldn't get it to work.

For example, with phoenix, I would enter the device number (tried 0 and 1, not sure which is correct), the URL (pit.deeptbit.net), username (XXXXXXXX@XXXXX.XXX_XXXX as email_workerlabel), and password. For flags, I entered VECTORS BFI_INT WORKSIZE=128 AGGRESSION=11 and that seemed to work. But then it asked for a kernel number, and I didn't know what to do. I tried just hitting Enter, but that didn't seem to work.

I also tried to load SmartCoin, but couldn't get that to work either.

Basically, I'm pretty much a Linux newb, and I haven't been able to find any instructions clear enough that I could get any of these miners to work. Anyone have any pointers? Also, I'm using an Nvidia card if that helps. Thanks!
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July 14, 2011, 09:55:44 AM
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Bump, having this exact same problem. Any mining guides for newbs on linux out there? Using 4x5830s

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July 14, 2011, 02:03:38 PM
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Try starting a poclbm from the menu (option 1 rather than 2) and see if that works. It will ask you for flags, but not a kernel. I use -v -w128 (for 5850s), but I'm not sure what is best for Nvidia. When it asks for the url, you want something like (this is for deepbit): "pit.deepbit.net port 8332". If you want to run phoenix, the best thing to do is start this directly from terminal. Start by typing "cd /opt/miners/phoenix" to move to the phoenix folder. Then the command you want has the following format:

phython phoenix.py -u http://[username]:[password]@[poolurl]:[port#]/ -k phatk VECTORS BFI_INT AGGRESSION=7 WORKSIZE=128 DEVICE=[adaptor#]

Where you have to replace everything inside the brackets [], including the brackets, with your relevant info. Note that the username and password are the name and password of the worker(s) you registered at your pool, NOT your username and password for the pool itself. This will start you up using the phatk kernel, but if you want poclbm, you can replace 'phatk' with 'poclbm' above. I haven't tried this though. Also, I'm not sure BFI_INT works for Nvidia cards, or at least may decrease performance, so you may want to delete that command for Nvidia. If you are not sure what your adapter (i.e. card) numbers are, type "aticonfig --lsa" at terminal and it will list your adapters.

Hopefully this will at least get you mining, but keep in mind that I'm a linux newb too, so no guarantees. =)
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July 14, 2011, 04:58:49 PM
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thanks dargo was able to get both working with your help but the system is only recognizing 1 of  my 4 gpus.  also -phoenix miner is taking up 100% of cpu usage. any help with that?

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July 14, 2011, 05:03:08 PM
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Here's the mining guide I used when setting up my miner on ubuntu:  http://forum.bitcoin.org/?topic=7514.0
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