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June 11, 2014, 02:40:13 PM
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I have uploaded some video on youtube
http://youtu.be/FWI0-vZGnuM

Thanks. This is hardware based now, you'll have to send it in for an RMA if its still under warranty.

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June 12, 2014, 07:25:08 AM
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Dogie,

Have you done anything with the Avalon 3 modules yet?
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June 12, 2014, 12:11:22 PM
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Dogie,

Have you done anything with the Avalon 3 modules yet?

No, although controller wise they should be identical.

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June 21, 2014, 05:45:04 PM
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Hello!

Can anyone explain to me - how to upgrade firmware? I have Avalon3 290Gh units and currently running on MM version 331404-b191ace0 with Raspberry Pi. What steps do I need to take for upgrade and do I really need it? Tnank you.
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June 22, 2014, 11:04:08 AM
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Hi Guys
Thanks for this guide.. but I feel I am so completely out of my depth.
I have a Avalon3 single module, a Raspberry pi bought straight from Avalon.. theoretically it should work out of the box(ish) but alas no..
I have took a second SD card and installed Raspbian then compiled latest cgminer with icarus and avalon2 enabled.. however the pi still can't see the miner
(just to offset hardware issues I have 3 single module miners and can't see any of them, assuming that they all aren't borked) I am pretty sure I'm simply not doing something correctly.
I don't really know what to do with the openwrt-brcm2708-sdcard-vfat-ext4.img image... I've installed it onto a SD card and booted pi with it but it spews out a load of stuff then freezes (I thought the pi was borked until I installed Raspbian).
so I'm a bit stuck

possibly how I start the cgminer is the problem?

edit:
using ls /dev/*USB* to identify the usb being used result /dev/ttyUSB0 although not convinced this is completely right as I have a hub

sudo ./cgminer -S /dev/ttyUSB0 is the best I've got so far... but this time I received the error Avalon2: failed to open on /dev/ttyUSB0
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June 22, 2014, 03:42:38 PM
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Hi Guys
Thanks for this guide.. but I feel I am so completely out of my depth.
I have a Avalon3 single module, a Raspberry pi bought straight from Avalon.. theoretically it should work out of the box(ish) but alas no..
I have took a second SD card and installed Raspbian then compiled latest cgminer with icarus and avalon2 enabled.. however the pi still can't see the miner
(just to offset hardware issues I have 3 single module miners and can't see any of them, assuming that they all aren't borked) I am pretty sure I'm simply not doing something correctly.
I don't really know what to do with the openwrt-brcm2708-sdcard-vfat-ext4.img image... I've installed it onto a SD card and booted pi with it but it spews out a load of stuff then freezes (I thought the pi was borked until I installed Raspbian).
so I'm a bit stuck

possibly how I start the cgminer is the problem?

edit:
using ls /dev/*USB* to identify the usb being used result /dev/ttyUSB0 although not convinced this is completely right as I have a hub

sudo ./cgminer -S /dev/ttyUSB0 is the best I've got so far... but this time I received the error Avalon2: failed to open on /dev/ttyUSB0

What fixed the problem for me:
dont connect a screen to the miner, log in remotely from another PC or browser connected to the Pi via network cable - 192.168.0.100, change IP, connect to internet.
The cgminer didnt see my avalons until I was connected to the internet (pi connected to router)
Set up pool username & Password
Start mining.
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June 22, 2014, 06:46:44 PM
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I'll give it a go.. but I have noticed my controller board is different from the original controller board
the video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVwDkBKsdgE&feature=youtu.be)
but right now I'll give anything a go

edit:
ok a few hours later and I've given up with this solution, but thanks Leetpro.. but I just can't get a whisper out of the r'pi, my computer just see's the connection as an unidentified connection and that's as far as I get..

(just to expand: I removed everything from the pi just leaving the power and ethernet to the computer, once booted I tried to remote access via a number of methods including browser but nothing could be found).

How did you make that first connection?
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June 25, 2014, 12:16:06 AM
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Finally got it to work
could you explain what is shown here plz
from the cgminer status
Summary
Elapsed
14s
GHSav
851.688
Accepted
69
Rejected
2
Discarded
10
LocalWork
87
NetworkBlocks
1
WU
299
BestShare
6,649

I have a niggling feeling Elapsed is the time that the modules have run without restarting.. never for longer than a couple minutes not sure what the rest means though
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June 25, 2014, 12:30:47 AM
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Hello!

Can anyone explain to me - how to upgrade firmware? I have Avalon3 290Gh units and currently running on MM version 331404-b191ace0 with Raspberry Pi. What steps do I need to take for upgrade and do I really need it? Tnank you.
You still need help?
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June 25, 2014, 03:13:45 AM
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Finally got it to work
could you explain what is shown here plz
from the cgminer status
Summary
Elapsed
14s
GHSav
851.688
Accepted
69
Rejected
2
Discarded
10
LocalWork
87
NetworkBlocks
1
WU
299
BestShare
6,649

I have a niggling feeling Elapsed is the time that the modules have run without restarting.. never for longer than a couple minutes not sure what the rest means though


Yes thats how long the software has been going, in theory. They might have ruined that line in the software, but its really unlikely.

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June 25, 2014, 05:34:18 AM
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any idea what everything else means?
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June 25, 2014, 06:49:06 AM
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any idea what everything else means?
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You'll need to do some googling, this is basic stuff.

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June 25, 2014, 09:09:19 AM
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You'll need to do some googling, this is basic stuff.
I did try but its hard to find something that relates to them
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June 25, 2014, 10:05:56 AM
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https://github.com/ckolivas/cgminer - on this page explanation for all cgminer abbreviations.

Elapsed - time since mining started
GHSav - speed of this worker (average)   
Accepted - accepted shares
Rejected - rejected shares
Discarded - discarded shares
LocalWork   - number of shares sent by this worker
NetworkBlocks - number of new blocks found (for all network)   
WU - number of shares sent per minute
BestShare - best share calculated by this worker


Hello!

Can anyone explain to me - how to upgrade firmware? I have Avalon3 290Gh units and currently running on MM version 331404-b191ace0 with Raspberry Pi. What steps do I need to take for upgrade and do I really need it? Tnank you.
You still need help?

Yes, please!

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June 25, 2014, 10:38:01 AM
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https://github.com/ckolivas/cgminer - on this page explanation for all cgminer abbreviations.

Elapsed - time since mining started
GHSav - speed of this worker (average)
Accepted - accepted shares
Rejected - rejected shares
Discarded - discarded shares
LocalWork    - number of shares sent by this worker
NetworkBlocks - number of new blocks found (for all network)
WU - number of shares sent per minute
BestShare - best share calculated by this worker




Yes, please!
Get Win32DiskImager here (assuming you are working on Windows)
get SDFormatter here
put your SD card for RaspberryPi into you SDcard reader
Format it using SDFormatter
download the latests firmware from here (select: openwrt-brcm2708-sdcard-vfat-ext4.img)
install that image onto your newly formatted SD card  using win32Diskimager

connect your pi to your router, not your computer (windows - I am hopeless with linux, and have not managed to access the control panel directly via Ethernet connected to the computer)
Boot up your pi,
wait
if you have your pi plugged into hdmi onto your TV, when it completes boot and states .. something.. something entering forwarding state.. or something (can't remember the exact line),
(if the display keeps repeating the same message over and over, then that is where it is stuck, google the message.. but be patient, raspberry Pis are slow)
point your browser to 192.168.0.100
If you see it, log in using no password, and change the Network > edit > Protocol > change to DHCP Client
Now your router will give the pi a IP address.. view your routers configuration to identify it or get IP Scanner

If, like me, your router won't allow you to address 192.168.0.100 (or any of the 192.168.0.xxx range) then you need to log into your router settings and change the IP range from whatever to something like 192.168.0.1 - 192.168.0.150 you should then be able to find it, you can then change it the openwrt settings to DHCP and remove any changes you have made to your router.
Hope that helps
after finally talking to the Avalon devs they suggest, ignore the default settings on the cgminer configuration page and use voltage to 7250, change the frequency to 500
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June 25, 2014, 03:37:33 PM
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Dizzee, thank you very much! Very helpful!
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June 25, 2014, 06:09:46 PM
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Get Win32DiskImager here (assuming you are working on Windows)
get SDFormatter here
put your SD card for RaspberryPi into you SDcard reader
Format it using SDFormatter
download the latests firmware from here (select: openwrt-brcm2708-sdcard-vfat-ext4.img)
install that image onto your newly formatted SD card  using win32Diskimager

connect your pi to your router, not your computer (windows - I am hopeless with linux, and have not managed to access the control panel directly via Ethernet connected to the computer)
Boot up your pi,
wait
if you have your pi plugged into hdmi onto your TV, when it completes boot and states .. something.. something entering forwarding state.. or something (can't remember the exact line),
(if the display keeps repeating the same message over and over, then that is where it is stuck, google the message.. but be patient, raspberry Pis are slow)
point your browser to 192.168.0.100
If you see it, log in using no password, and change the Network > edit > Protocol > change to DHCP Client
Now your router will give the pi a IP address.. view your routers configuration to identify it or get IP Scanner

If, like me, your router won't allow you to address 192.168.0.100 (or any of the 192.168.0.xxx range) then you need to log into your router settings and change the IP range from whatever to something like 192.168.0.1 - 192.168.0.150 you should then be able to find it, you can then change it the openwrt settings to DHCP and remove any changes you have made to your router.
Hope that helps
after finally talking to the Avalon devs they suggest, ignore the default settings on the cgminer configuration page and use voltage to 7250, change the frequency to 500
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I did everything above, and my Pi is now updated, there is slighly better interface and auto-fan feature, which is nice. But as I understand, "MM"-software also need to be updated. My MM is 331404-b191ace0, and it's the same as before. I read that current MM is 331406-35fef704. Do I need to update it as well and if so, then how?
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June 25, 2014, 08:57:38 PM
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And one more question - how can I set frequency, voltage and fan speed for every unit individually? Pi interface only allows to change settings for all units at the same time. If I try to write "--avalon-auto" and/or "--avalon-freq 500,550" (I also tried "--avalon-freq 450-550" and ""--avalon-freq 450-500,450-550") at the "More Options" line in Status->CGminer configuration tab - miners simply don't start mining. Is it impossible with Pi?
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July 04, 2014, 09:09:26 PM
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Added anchor links to contents.

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July 07, 2014, 12:00:38 AM
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I received an Avalon2 105 about a week and a half ago. Just found time to set it up. I'm only getting 25 to 30 GH/s. I have more rejected than accepted. Running a 600 watt supply Raspberry Pi.
Anyone have any idea?
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