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November 10, 2013, 06:36:15 PM
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After wrestling with OS X and Windows (XP and 8.1), I installed bgfminer on a Mint 14 (Ubuntu) virtual machine in VMWare Fusion. My BF1 is finally hashing:

 BPM 0:       |  2.42/ 2.43/ 2.44Gh/s | A:331 R:7+0(2.1%) HW:460/ 58%

A 58% HW error rate seems unacceptably high  Sad, but at least the device is functioning.  Grin

I can't wait to try a new BitMinter client.

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November 10, 2013, 08:04:33 PM
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A bit more experimenting may have helped shed some light on the BitFury BF1 failing to work (on Mac/Linux at least). If run as a user with standard access permissions, it will timeout during initialisation. If run as root (or 'sudo') it will work OK. This is true for BFGMiner, but I can't figure out how to 'sudo' a .jnlp file to test the BitMinter beta.
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November 10, 2013, 08:13:47 PM
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Instead of running as root it is much better to give a less privileged user access to the serial ports. In general you should run as few programs as possible as root.

As the Bitminter client says if you probe all ports and find nothing: You may lack access to serial ports (Ubuntu: "sudo usermod -a -G dialout USERNAME" then log out and back in).

Yes, serial ports were once used to access a modem that would use a copper wire called a telephone line to communicate. Initiating these ancient connections was known as dialling out. So on Ubuntu if you add the "dialout" group to your user then you will get access to the serial ports. Other Linuxes may work differently.

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November 10, 2013, 08:34:50 PM
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Instead of running as root it is much better to give a less privileged user access to the serial ports. In general you should run as few programs as possible as root.

As the Bitminter client says if you probe all ports and find nothing: You may lack access to serial ports (Ubuntu: "sudo usermod -a -G dialout USERNAME" then log out and back in).

Yes, serial ports were once used to access a modem that would use a copper wire called a telephone line to communicate. Initiating these ancient connections was known as dialling out. So on Ubuntu if you add the "dialout" group to your user then you will get access to the serial ports. Other Linuxes may work differently.


Hi Dr. H.

Avoiding doing things as 'root' is excellent advice.

It wasn't until I sudo'ed bfgminer that I got it working at all. Until then, both BitMinter and bfgminer were failing to initialise the BF1 and reported 'timeout' errors. I was wondering if access permissions might be the common factor causing some people to see their BF1 units fail to initialise with the beta client.
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November 11, 2013, 02:44:48 AM
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ok stupid question lately when I try and start Bitminter I get a "Failed to Validate certificate. The application will not be executed" error.

I have the latest version of Java installed. and for the life of me can't get bitminter to work? .... even by using an older version or the beta

PS: is there support for the NanoFury usb sticks yet?

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November 11, 2013, 11:58:21 AM
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ok stupid question lately when I try and start Bitminter I get a "Failed to Validate certificate. The application will not be executed" error.

Could you see if it helps to flush the Java cache?

http://www.java.com/en/download/help/plugin_cache.xml

PS: is there support for the NanoFury usb sticks yet?

No. Any info on how these are programmed?

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November 11, 2013, 12:02:08 PM
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ok stupid question lately when I try and start Bitminter I get a "Failed to Validate certificate. The application will not be executed" error.

Could you see if it helps to flush the Java cache?

http://www.java.com/en/download/help/plugin_cache.xml

PS: is there support for the NanoFury usb sticks yet?

No. Any info on how these are programmed?

Fromm my knowledge the nanofury communicates directly with the mining software. Bfgminer has implemented it. Although I would have a chat with Vs3 to find out more concrete information.

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November 11, 2013, 11:41:02 PM
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BitMinter client v1.5.0beta3 is ready for testing.

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  • Attempt to improve detection for Big Picture Mining BF1 (Red/Blue Fury)
  • Attempt to work around firmware issue with Chili devices

Please check it out:


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November 12, 2013, 09:12:44 AM
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ok stupid question lately when I try and start Bitminter I get a "Failed to Validate certificate. The application will not be executed" error.

Could you see if it helps to flush the Java cache?

http://www.java.com/en/download/help/plugin_cache.xml

Nope Flushing cache didn't seem to do anything Sad

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November 12, 2013, 10:41:32 AM
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ok stupid question lately when I try and start Bitminter I get a "Failed to Validate certificate. The application will not be executed" error.

Could you see if it helps to flush the Java cache?

http://www.java.com/en/download/help/plugin_cache.xml
Nope Flushing cache didn't seem to do anything Sad

Which Java version is this, and which operating system?

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November 12, 2013, 11:43:25 AM
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Figured I should chime in here...

BitMinter client "stable" doesn't seem to work with my BFL Jalapeno. It'll detect it OK, but spits out errors about Icarus detection in the log, and when I try to start it, it cranks for a few seconds then hangs. Subsequent attempts to start/stop the device acts like I'm talking to a dead program.

The beta version worked first-try, no issues (except the Icarus errors on a COM port I'm not using), at about the same speed I was getting out of BFGMiner. CPU usage is a little high, but switching the UI to performance mode brings it down to 0-2% where BFGMiner was.

Seems the beta is more stable than the stable version Wink

edit: Strangely, the "Work units queued up" number seems to flicker... as I watched it after posting this, it was at "410"... "405""409"... "404""408"... it flickers a lower number then settles on a higher number about once every 2/3-second. Hrm... worth looking into? Or is that just normal operation as it feeds info to the unit and gets new work?

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November 12, 2013, 12:42:41 PM
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edit: Strangely, the "Work units queued up" number seems to flicker... as I watched it after posting this, it was at "410"... "405""409"... "404""408"... it flickers a lower number then settles on a higher number about once every 2/3-second. Hrm... worth looking into? Or is that just normal operation as it feeds info to the unit and gets new work?

If you compare the BFL to a baby you are trying to feed; sometimes you feed it too much and some of the food comes back out.

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November 12, 2013, 12:48:41 PM
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Hah - well put! That makes sense. Smiley

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November 13, 2013, 01:02:59 AM
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BitMinter client v1.5.0beta3 is ready for testing.

New:
  • Attempt to improve detection for Big Picture Mining BF1 (Red/Blue Fury)
  • Attempt to work around firmware issue with Chili devices

Please check it out:




not yet same time out issue. but  works with bfgminer

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November 13, 2013, 06:35:45 AM
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ok stupid question lately when I try and start Bitminter I get a "Failed to Validate certificate. The application will not be executed" error.

Could you see if it helps to flush the Java cache?

http://www.java.com/en/download/help/plugin_cache.xml
Nope Flushing cache didn't seem to do anything Sad

Which Java version is this, and which operating system?



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November 13, 2013, 09:40:38 PM
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BitMinter client v1.5.0beta3 is ready for testing.

New:
  • Attempt to improve detection for Big Picture Mining BF1 (Red/Blue Fury)
  • Attempt to work around firmware issue with Chili devices

Please check it out:
http://bitminter.com/images/beta.png


My Block Erupters are working fine with beta 3. The Red Fury still gives a timeout on initialisation though I can get it to hash at 2.4GH/s using bfgminer.
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November 13, 2013, 09:40:52 PM
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BitMinter client v1.5.0beta3 is ready for testing.

New:
  • Attempt to improve detection for Big Picture Mining BF1 (Red/Blue Fury)
  • Attempt to work around firmware issue with Chili devices

Please check it out:



I'm gonna test it with a Block Erupter USB type cause the 1.4 didn't like the proof of work  Cry
After few hours: Nope, it doesn't work. What shall I do? Tips pls...

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November 15, 2013, 08:52:12 PM
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BitMinter client v1.5.0beta3 is ready for testing.

New:
  • Attempt to improve detection for Big Picture Mining BF1 (Red/Blue Fury)
  • Attempt to work around firmware issue with Chili devices

Please check it out:



Still Time out with BF1. Any News?

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November 15, 2013, 11:14:29 PM
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BitMinter client v1.5.0beta3 is ready for testing.

New:
  • Attempt to improve detection for Big Picture Mining BF1 (Red/Blue Fury)
  • Attempt to work around firmware issue with Chili devices

Please check it out:



I'm gonna test it with a Block Erupter USB type cause the 1.4 didn't like the proof of work  Cry
After few hours: Nope, it doesn't work. What shall I do? Tips pls...
I've had the block erupters working on since 1.3 they just might need to be detected via tools> scan ports [going by memory atm]

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November 16, 2013, 12:09:44 AM
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I'm gonna test it with a Block Erupter USB type cause the 1.4 didn't like the proof of work  Cry
After few hours: Nope, it doesn't work. What shall I do? Tips pls...

What do you mean 1.4 didn't like the proof of work? Do you see an error message?

Still Time out with BF1. Any News?

If it still fails to detect even after you unplug and plug the device back in, then use bfgminer for now. I hope to get this fixed soon.

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