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Author Topic: OFFICIAL CGMINER mining software thread for linux/win/osx/mips/arm/r-pi 4.11.1  (Read 5776636 times)
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October 26, 2012, 11:15:31 PM
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I can confirm that the lastest version doesnt work in Windows 8

As soon as cmd windows open from batch file, it will be auto closed
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October 27, 2012, 12:24:23 AM
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I can confirm that the lastest version doesnt work in Windows 8

As soon as cmd windows open from batch file, it will be auto closed

i.e. you need to at least open a command window and run it from there to see what's wrong ...

It may be windows, it may be you, or it may be cgminer ...

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October 27, 2012, 01:15:53 AM
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I can confirm that the lastest version doesnt work in Windows 8

As soon as cmd windows open from batch file, it will be auto closed

i.e. you need to at least open a command window and run it from there to see what's wrong ...

It may be windows, it may be you, or it may be cgminer ...

I've been running cgminer in windows 8 pre-release for quite a while.  the hardest part was getting a driver that worked.  once I got it working, I left it alone and refuse it to touch it.  every so often it randomly reboots, and vnc stops working after a while, but as long as it keeps mining, I don't care.

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October 27, 2012, 07:27:05 AM
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I can confirm that the lastest version doesnt work in Windows 8

As soon as cmd windows open from batch file, it will be auto closed


I can confirm that it works fine in Windows 8 x64 Smiley  Been running 2.8.5 without a hitch since I installed it this AM with Catalyst 12.10's.
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October 28, 2012, 05:37:25 AM
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...snip...
with --fix-protocol key it seems to be the most stable version i've ever seen.
Without --fix-protocol cgminer sometimes stops if internet connection is broken.

I've been thinking why not hard code the --fix-protocol into 2.8.6+ since it seems to do the job very well. (and add a --no-fix-protocol option instead?)

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October 28, 2012, 06:19:44 AM
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I've been thinking why not hard code the --fix-protocol into 2.8.6+ since it seems to do the job very well. (and add a --no-fix-protocol option instead?)
Because Stratum will hopefully be the default mining protocol soon. Better to get the bugs out of the way now.

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October 28, 2012, 06:29:40 AM
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I've been thinking why not hard code the --fix-protocol into 2.8.6+ since it seems to do the job very well. (and add a --no-fix-protocol option instead?)
Because Stratum will hopefully be the default mining protocol soon. Better to get the bugs out of the way now.
Right.

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October 28, 2012, 09:17:04 AM
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crashed again ( windows XP) and no restart this time ...

would be nice to get rid of the stratum thing for now ...

again is there a --fix syntax for the cgminer.conf file ?

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October 28, 2012, 10:35:29 AM
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crashed again ( windows XP) and no restart this time ...

would be nice to get rid of the stratum thing for now ...

again is there a --fix syntax for the cgminer.conf file ?

thanks

Works the same for every simple boolean option in cgminer:
(if you look in your cgminer.conf at other examples)

Since the option (as per the README) is --fix-protocol then you use:
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"fix-protocol" : true

You need to add a comma after it if it isn't the last one ...

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October 28, 2012, 10:58:57 AM
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crashed again ( windows XP) and no restart this time ...

would be nice to get rid of the stratum thing for now ...

again is there a --fix syntax for the cgminer.conf file ?

thanks

Works the same for every simple boolean option in cgminer:
(if you look in your cgminer.conf at other examples)

Since the option (as per the README) is --fix-protocol then you use:
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"fix-protocol" : true

You need to add a comma after it if it isn't the last one ...

done!  thanks (I will see if still crashing ... or not)
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October 28, 2012, 08:29:37 PM
Last edit: October 28, 2012, 08:40:47 PM by chewie
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CGminer crashed on me again today with an error message "Cgminer program has stopped suddenly" or something to that sort.  Anyhow, I could see behind the error message popup, and it looks like Cgminer put a GPU to REST mode, and then tried to re-enable it, and this is when it crashed.  I'm currently on W7 with version 2.8.5.  Thanks!
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October 28, 2012, 08:40:43 PM
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CGminer crashed on me again today with the "Cgminer program has stopped suddenly" or something to that sort.  Anyhow, I could see behind the message popup, and it looks like Cgminer put a GPU to REST mode, and then tried to re-enable it, and this is when it crashed.  I'm currently on W7 with version 2.8.5.  Thanks!
REST is usually due to an overheat event, unlike SICK and DEAD.

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October 28, 2012, 08:49:03 PM
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Thanks for the reply.  I don't think that REST and re-enabling a GPU should be causing it to crash.  I'm currently mining on a pool that uses var diff also.  Not sure it that help.
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October 28, 2012, 08:50:01 PM
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Thanks for the reply.  I don't think that REST and re-enabling a GPU should be causing it to crash.  I'm currently mining on a pool that uses var diff also.  Not sure it that help.
I wasn't saying that was necessarily the cause of the crash, but it's worth noting that you had an overheat anyway.

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October 28, 2012, 08:51:01 PM
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I got a share that registered a diff of 7.58M  Grin

That was a block solve for mtred since current difficulty is just over 3 million. Smiley

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October 28, 2012, 08:55:46 PM
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I got a share that registered a diff of 7.58M  Grin

That was a block solve for mtred since current difficulty is just over 3 million. Smiley

nice!  the biggest I've seen is a few k so far.

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October 28, 2012, 09:15:56 PM
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I got a share that registered a diff of 7.58M  Grin

That was a block solve for mtred since current difficulty is just over 3 million. Smiley
You should add a stat upon shutdown for highest difficulty achieved. I noticed you already put in one for telling you when you found a block. Smiley

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October 28, 2012, 09:18:26 PM
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I got a share that registered a diff of 7.58M  Grin

That was a block solve for mtred since current difficulty is just over 3 million. Smiley
You should add a stat upon shutdown for highest difficulty achieved. I noticed you already put in one for telling you when you found a block. Smiley
Already underway Wink

This is new in the display of the next version:
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Block: 029a31ecc6e1269154fd5c6b...  Started: [08:12:07]  Best share: 7.58M

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October 28, 2012, 09:25:29 PM
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Already underway Wink

This is new in the display of the next version:
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Block: 029a31ecc6e1269154fd5c6b...  Started: [08:12:07]  Best share: 7.58M

Very cool, can't wait. Cheesy

How does cgminer know if it found a block? It doesn't know the network difficulty, does it?

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October 28, 2012, 09:28:52 PM
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Already underway Wink

This is new in the display of the next version:
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Block: 029a31ecc6e1269154fd5c6b...  Started: [08:12:07]  Best share: 7.58M

Very cool, can't wait. Cheesy

How does cgminer know if it found a block? It doesn't know the network difficulty, does it?
It does, from the work.

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