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February 05, 2020, 08:49:11 PM
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I'm running the latest version of cgminer on Ubuntu 18.04.03.

The output of timedatectl is:

Code:
Local time: Wed 2020-02-05 15:46:13 EST
Universal time: Wed 2020-02-05 20:46:13 UTC
RTC time: Wed 2020-02-05 20:46:13
Time zone: America/New_York (EST, -0500)
System clock synchronized: yes
systemd-timesyncd.service active: yes
RTC in local TZ: no

However, when I run cgminer, it shows the starting date as 1969-12-31.

Will this affect my mining (BTC solo mining)? If so, how can i correct this?
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February 05, 2020, 09:49:28 PM
Last edit: February 06, 2020, 12:52:48 AM by frodocooper
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Unless you're solo mining block errupters or other USB miners (which are way outdated), Ubuntu won't do much for you.

If you are using GPU's head over to the alt coin section.

If you are using really old hardware, don't expect them to do much for you.

And to answer your question, it shouldn't matter what time the program displays.
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February 05, 2020, 11:09:58 PM
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It's showing that it had no time source it could connect to and started mining at time epoch = 0

0 is 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

So since yaw behind UTC (-5) it will display earlier than that to start with.

The start time is stored, not changed when the clock changes, so it wont change unless you restart cgminer after the clock is corrected.

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February 06, 2020, 04:05:30 PM
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Thanks!
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