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October 15, 2011, 02:00:46 AM
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I am a gluten for action - a couple of hours ago I learned about BitCoin, found this forum and installed the BitCoin app.  I found the BitCoin package in Synaptic, and I ran it to see if there was a GUI or anything, and about a half hour later I noticed my CPU2 in overdrive and found that BitCoinD was doing something, so I killed it.

Can anybody tell me what it was doing?

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October 15, 2011, 03:27:41 AM
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I am a gluten for action - a couple of hours ago I learned about BitCoin, found this forum and installed the BitCoin app.  I found the BitCoin package in Synaptic, and I ran it to see if there was a GUI or anything, and about a half hour later I noticed my CPU2 in overdrive and found that BitCoinD was doing something, so I killed it.

Can anybody tell me what it was doing?

Probably downloading the blockchain. You'll need it to run the client. Should take several hours to download.

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October 15, 2011, 05:11:53 PM
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I am a gluten for action - a couple of hours ago I learned about BitCoin, found this forum and installed the BitCoin app.  I found the BitCoin package in Synaptic, and I ran it to see if there was a GUI or anything, and about a half hour later I noticed my CPU2 in overdrive and found that BitCoinD was doing something, so I killed it.

Can anybody tell me what it was doing?

bitcoind is the daemon. You won't see much of a GUI there. Did you check the wiki on how to properly install and configure bitcoin?
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October 16, 2011, 09:32:48 PM
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The client is bitcoin and the daemon is bitcoind. When you start the client you will see a GUI, and it will run you HDD like hell while it downloads the entire blockchain. Once caught-up it will calm down.  Each time you start the client after that it will only need to download the blocks created since it was last running.

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