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July 03, 2011, 01:15:41 AM
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I am using Ubuntu 11.04, have an nVidia graphics card (GTX 460 SE), want a mining program with a GUI, and am looking for installation instructions that fit these specifications. If you could point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.
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July 03, 2011, 01:38:09 AM
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Download GUIMiner here, start a new CUDA or OpenCL miner (see which works best), connect to a pool such as BTCGuild.

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July 03, 2011, 01:46:36 AM
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Ubuntu is linux, this download is for Windows.
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July 03, 2011, 01:56:13 AM
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why you want to mine with a nvidia card?
nvidia cards are lame, you can get max 56.39 mh/s with that card

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July 03, 2011, 02:01:06 AM
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why you want to mine with a nvidia card?
nvidia cards are lame, you can get max 56.39 mh/s with that card

Because I'd like to try mining for shits and giggles and that's the card I have. Any other lame questions?
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July 03, 2011, 02:07:41 AM
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why you want to mine with a nvidia card?
nvidia cards are lame, you can get max 56.39 mh/s with that card

Because I'd like to try mining for shits and giggles and that's the card I have. Any other lame questions?

ok. i dont understand why you want to lose money on electricity. Download guiminer and follow the instruction for linux here: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=3878.0

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July 03, 2011, 02:18:41 AM
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ok. i dont understand why you want to lose money on electricity. Download guiminer and follow the instruction for linux here: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=3878.0

Sounds like they just want to test the waters and see what is involved with the setup before putting any funds into the endeavor.
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July 03, 2011, 02:26:23 AM
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ok. i dont understand why you want to lose money on electricity. Download guiminer and follow the instruction for linux here: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=3878.0

Sounds like they just want to test the waters and see what is involved with the setup before putting any funds into the endeavor.

Exactly, it's just to see how it works, not as moneymaking venture.

Thanks ND for posting a set of directions and trying to help, but I've already seen those directions and they are, well... terrible. Now I guess I am not in a position to complain given that I don't know what I am doing and they're offering free advice, but I am in a position to say those directions suck. The link where they tell you to get the source code from does not identify a particular file as the source code, It also tells you to install certain files without telling you how, just that others explain elsewhere and that you can track that down for yourself. I've tried a few sets of directions and failed, thus I started this thread (side note: wouldn't it be great if it just came in a package?).
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July 03, 2011, 02:32:50 AM
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I'm also rocking a GTX 460, so I wish you the best of luck once you've got it working!

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July 03, 2011, 05:32:37 PM
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Kick for help and for my 5th post so that I can get out of newbie land.
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July 05, 2011, 05:52:48 PM
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Ubuntu is linux, this download is for Windows.

Wow, my brain must have been on vacation that day.

On the page linked earlier (this), click the "Downloads" button above the list of files and under "Download Source", click "Download .tar.gz". On Ubuntu, right click the .tar.gz file and click "Extract here". After you have installed OpenCL, pyOpenCL, and wxPython (just Google for these, they should be well documented), open up a terminal window, navigate to the directory where you extracted the source, and run "guiminer.py".

Hope that works alright. Smiley

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July 05, 2011, 09:02:05 PM
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Linuxcoin OS is the easiest linux based mining OS that I have found, they did an excellent job, and they have a great faq.  I would suggest using this.

link to linuxcoin:https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/LinuxCoin

btw be sure to support them, they did an amazing job!
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July 06, 2011, 12:12:11 AM
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why does everyone want to mine so bad?  its a long slow grind is it not?
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