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THIS IS THE SUPPORT THREAD: Keep this thread on topic!
All other comments/general questions go to the anouncment thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5314398.0
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Getting Started

This post is for the Full Package/Node version, while it is geared for new users its still recommended you read the whole post as there is important information that pertains to how our system works.

If you are looking for software for your USB Standard Version to run on your own system see post below:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5340015.msg57091051#msg57091051

If you are looking for the Apollo BTC Image for your SD card (to re-flash to stock state etc) you can find that below:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5340015.msg57091052#msg57091052

Below are the quick getting started instructions that you should have also received inside your Apollo, with more details and an FAQ section at the end. This thread is a great resource for additional questions, and is always monitored so if you have additional questions that are not covered below please feel free to post.

  • Carefully remove the Apollo BTC, Power Supply, and AC Power Cable from the box. Be sure not to touch any PCB components on the exposed bottom of the unit
  • Turn the ASIC miner over so the blue micro-controller is exposed. Make sure the white Micro SD card, as well as the M.2 SSD are both firmly in their sockets and did not become loose during shipment
  • Plug in your HDMI Monitor cable to the side HDMI port on your Apollo, and a USB Keyboard/Mouse to the USB ports in the back of the Apollo. If you are not using wifi, plug in your network ethernet cable to the ethernet port on the back of the unit (note you can setup your Apollo over ethernet without a monitor/keyboard/mouse if you wish, see instructions below).
  • Plug the supplied AC power cable into the APU-200W Power supply, and the other end into your AC socket (please note the power cable is for NA markets, the power supply works in all markets (120 and 240v), but you will need an adapter or your own AC cable). Plug in the two 6 Pin PCIE output cables into both power ports of the Apollo. Make sure the 6 Pin connectors are firmly plugged into the Apollo, the cable will overheat if it does not have good contact.
    WARNING: Always make sure both PCIE plugs are plugged into the Apollo, even if you are using your own PSU
    NEVER Plug in two separate power supplies into the same Apollo THIS IS A FIRE HAZARD
  • If you ordered Standard Units, repeat the steps above, and plug in the supplied Micro USB cable to the back Micro USB Port of the Standard Apollo and the other end into the USB port of the Full Package Apollo (you can use any standard USB hub if you run out of USB ports).
  • Switch on your power supply on all the Apollo units, and wait for the Full Package Apollo to boot. Please be patient on first Boot, the Apollo BTC will automatically set up your SSD, configure the Bitcoin Node, and a bunch more system level setup that can take several minutes to complete. Once it reaches the login screen, type in "futurebit123" as the password.
  • Once logged in, you will automatically be directed to the web dashboard. First connect your Apollo to your wifi network if you are not using an ethernet cable (internet/wifi icon on upper right corner of screen), then follow the setup instructions on the dashboard to setup your pool and dashboard password
  • Thats it! You should be presented with your Apollo’s dashboard and any connected standard Apollos should be automatically mining on your pool. You can also check out your node on the node dashboard on the right side panel. It should have already started syncing!


If you want to interact with your Apollo directly through its web dashboard without a monitor/keyboard/mouse setup you can do so, and it works similar to most web based miners

  • Follow the steps above and make sure your Apollo BTC is connected to ethernet before powering it on
  • Wait several minutes until the Apollo has fulled booted and started mining (slow front Red LED flashing)
  • Connect your PC, tablet, or mobile phone to the same local network your Apollo is plugged into
  • If your are on a Mac or iOS/Andriod device navigating to futurebit-btc.local might work
  • If this does not work you need to locate the Apollo BTC's local IP address. Easiest way is to either log into your router app/settings and find it in the device list, or download an ip scanner tool that lists all the device IPs connected to your network/
  • Once you find your Apollos IP address, copy and paste it into your web browser, and you will be directed to the Apollo's webdashboard/setup page




Choosing/Configuring a Pool

Picking a Bitcoin pool to mine on with your Apollo BTC is a more important process today than it has been in the past (or if you have mined on other lower difficulty coins). This is because of two main reasons:

1) Due to the low relative hash-rate of the Apollo, and the high difficulty of Bitcoin it can take a very long time to receive a minimum payout on some pools, especially if you want to avoid paying a "payout fee." Do your research on each pool and what their minimum payout is and their fees. Once you commit to a pool you will be tied there for up to several months until you get your payout, its its extremely important your committed to that pool before you start mining. While some pools can pay out smaller amounts to their own side chains/internal wallets you have to DYOR on whether this is right for you

2) Bitcoin Pools are very centralized and a lot of hash power directed at these pools are from large mines/cooperations with a large portion in China. While the individual hash-rate of your Apollo might not seem like much, the collective hash power of all FutureBit Apollos could have a significant impact....you are voting on what kind of network you want Bitcoin to turn into when you point your hash power somewhere, and that usually boils down to what the particular pool supports. While we dont want to play sides on where our users choose to point their hash power, we think slush pool is a good first choice. They have a great user interface, relatively low hash-rate, are based in Europe (and outside of China which is important), and are developing Startum V2 protocol which we intend to support and further help decentralizing pooled mining.

Once you have chosen a pool, go to its help section (for example on slush pool its at https://help.slushpool.com/). You need to figure out the mining URL and port for your region, your username if its an account based pool or a wallet address your mined bitcoin will be deposited to if its wallet based, and password (usually can be anything, but some pools use this for options).

You can enter this information the first time you visit the Apollo dashboard, or by selecting the pool settings on the left navigation menu.

  • In the URL field you have to enter both the pool URL as well as the port (ie stratum.slushpool.com:3333). If you do not enter the port the dashboard will not let you save the pool information. You do not need to enter stratum+tcp:// before the pool URL.
  • In the username field follow the instructions your pool gave you for your username (its usually the account or worker name you setup with the pool, or a BTC address). These are sometimes case sensitive, and the Apollo will not connect to the pool if it is not correct
  • In the password field just enter any value if the pool does not require it, or whatever password you setup with the pool/worker (sometimes this is NOT the same as your account pool password). This field is also sometimes used for more advanced pool settings


3) For users wanting to play the lottery with their Apollo (ie solo mine), we are working on direct solo-mining support to your full node on the device itself. For the time being you can use a good solo pool like https://solo.ckpool.org



Mining Settings/Tuning

The Apollo BTC comes pre-tuned with three main modes, and these modes should be more than enough for most users. The Apollo-Miner firmware already has built in per chip tuning so unless you are an expert user that really wants to push the hardware on the extreme efficiency or performance side you probably dont need to touch the custom settings.

Under the Settings side panel you will find the three different modes you can toggle. Your Apollo is shipped and starts mining in ECO mode

ECO: This is the most efficient, quiet, and low power mode. Your Apollo will mine at about 2TH/s in this mode and consume about 120 Watts. The fan should be barely audible in this mode.
BALANCED: This mode provides a good balance between power, efficiency and noise. Your Apollo will mine at about 2.5TH/s in this mode and consume about 160 Watts. The fan will be slightly louder in this mode, but should still be quiet in a normal setting.
TURBO: This mode provides the highest hash rate capable with the FutureBit APU-200 PSU. Your Apollo will mine at about 3TH/s in this mode and consume about 200 Watts. The fan will be loud in this mode.

Custom Settings




Full Node Info

The Apollo Full Node runs the latest release binaries from bitcoincore.org, and is automatically configured and setup at the system level. It will start syncing a clean chain state from block 0 on your nvme SSD on first boot, and is capable of downloading a full unpruned node on its 500 GB drive with a 1-2 year buffer. This is the core that will enable us to release additional apps and services in the coming months and years (solo mining, block explorer, Lightning network all planned in the short term), and allow you the user to verify your own transactions and chain state without needing to trust anyone else.

These updates will be issues directly through the dashboard, and you will see a yellow "Update" button once we start releasing additional functionality.

Few things to keep in mind:

  • While our SBC is extremely powerful for its size, the initial chain state download will stress all 6 of its cores to the max for several days while your node syncs. Its not recommend to run your hashboard past the ECO setting while the node syncs, as this can overheat the CPU and cause it to shutdown. If your in a warmer environment its recommend to stop the miner until the node fully syncs (24-48 hours).
  • Do NOT hard shutdown your system while the node is running (ie press the off button on your power supply). You should always shutdown your system via the shutdown menu in the Apollo Dashboard, or via the Desktop. This will ensure your node saves the chain state properly and does not corrupt the node, or your SD card
  • The node should automatically configure your router to open port 8333 via UPnP, and you should see more than 8 connections in your dashboard. If it stays on 8, this means you need to manually open the port to your Apollos IP address in your router port forwarding rules. This will help count your node as a public node, help other nodes sync, and further decentralize the Bitcoin network.
  • All blockchain data is stored on the NVME drive which is located at /media/nvme on the linux system. It is also accessible on the desktop via the file browser.
  • If you want to download the Bitcoin Core wallet (which is not installed by default for obvious reasons) you need to first shutdown the node via the dashboard menu FIRST, then startup Bitcoin Core UI. The Bitcoin core wallet can not run/share the blockchain data at the same time as the node is running. If you are setting up the wallet for the first time, make sure you select /media/nvme/Bitcoin as the default folder otherwise it will start to download the blockchain on your SD card which will cause you lots of headaches (will fix this with symlinks in an update)
    FUTUREBIT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST WALLETS OR DATA/BITCOIN ON YOUR APOLLO
  • As always, its recommended to store your Bitcoin on a hardware wallet/seed capable wallet where you have your seed backed up. Since the Apollo is a essentially a full desktop computer you can download any third party wallet software you wish, and use almost all USB/Bluetooth hardware wallets
  • Never store wallet data/sensitive information on the SD card your system resides on. Treat the NVME drive as your permanent storage solution (ie third party wallets/apps make sure your wallet info is store in the /media/nvme directory and NOT a default location in the system. If your SD card becomes corrupted/unsusable (which is very common with SD cards), you will need to reflash your SD card which means any information stored on it will be lost. The NVME drive on the other hand is a much more robust storage solution, and any information you have saved on it will be accessible even if you have to wipe your SD card
  • Tell all your Bitcoin friends your miner runs a full node, and you now have a device that embodies one of the purest versions of satoshi's original vision.  Cool  (ie something that has not occurred since the original bitcoin core release when EVERYONE mined, ran a full node, and wallet on the same CPU!)




FutureBit OS/System

DO NOT perform a distribution update to 22.04, only regular and security update are supported. You will need to reflash your SD card if you perform this update as its not supported.

The FutureBit Apollo BTC with its modern 6 core ARM processor and 4 GB of RAM allows it to run a full desktop environment. It runs a flavor of the latest Ubuntu 20.04 operating system with 5.10 linux kernel. You can run almost any Linux based application and use it as a full desktop/web browser system.

  • Most Monitors, Keyboards/Mouse, and bluetooth accessories will work with the system, but support is limited beyond the basics. Dont expect high resolution / odd sized monitors to work, or drivers for all USB devices to be available.
  • We chose the Ubuntu Desktop environment since it is a familiar and easy to use desktop even if you have never used linux. All your wifi/settings/login/shutdown items are on the upper right hand corner, and all internal apps are available on the dock at the right (OS comes pre-installed with several useful applications
  • It is beyond the scope of FutureBit to provide support for desktop/ OS level questions. The linux/ubunutu community is huge, so please direct questions to places dedicated for such support and keep this thread on topic for things to do with Bitcoin Apps, Mining support, and Full Node support
  • Just like we outlined for Bitcoin wallets above, if you do install third party apps that store information or work on the system make sure you use the NVME SSD drive to do so. Anything you store on the SD card (which is where the OS, your Desktop, and Home folders reside) will be lost in the event the SD card becomes corrupted or you need to reflash it




LED Status Lights

Front Red LED:

-Fast Blinking LED: System Boot/Hardware initialization
-Solid LED: Hardware passed all checks/inits, ready to start mining
-Slow Blinking LED: Miner successfully connected to hashboard/started mining

Hashboard Yellow LEDs

-On the bottom of the hashboard there are four status LEDs that are not directly visible due to the controller blocking them, but once they activate they are obvious and easy to see (lots of flashing). These indicate normal mining/share activity, and will only power on if you are successfully connected to your pool, and there are no issues with your hashboard (this is akin to the "red flashes" if you have an Apollo LTC)

If these LEDs dont come on it means

1) Your not properly connected to the internet
2) Your pool information is input incorrectly
3) There is a hardware fault on the hashboard (unlikely)

Green SBC LED:

-If you turn your Apollo over there is a green status LED that turns on when your board has successfully booted, and turns off when it has fully shutdown
-Do not unplug your Apollo's power cable, or shutoff the power supply until this LED has turned off after you have shutdown your system



If these posts do not cover your question, or you have additional questions that has not already been answered feel free to post and someone from the community for FutureBit will respond. You can also reach support directly at www.futurebit.io.



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Apollo BTC Standard Software/Instructions


If your purchased an Apollo BTC Standard USB controlled version please find the software binaries for your system and instructions below:

https://github.com/jstefanop/Apollo-Miner-Binaries/releases/

This is the ONLY place you should download these binaries from. If that changes this post will be updated.

Detailed instructions are on the GitHub and inside the start scripts. As noted in the pre-order this is command-line based software and only intended for more advanced users. Support for the software is limited and initial binaries are for Windows and 64 Bit x86 and ARM based Linux systems.


This software is only for users that do not have a Full Package/Node version. Please follow the instructions above in the first post on how to hook up your standard unit to your Apollo Full Package unit for a plug and play experience.

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Apollo BTC SD Card Image/OS Download and Install

Folder for all Apollo BTC Image Releases: https://mega.nz/folder/ZlxnwYZb#ZN77cDAcXa6dN_2QKSdT_Q

Using a special character ($%&@ etc) in your dashboard password during initial setup could cause the futurebit system password to not be updated correctly, only user an alphanumeric password for your dashboard until this is fixed

There are now two versions of the Apollo MCU, and firmware images are not compatible with each other. Please read flash instructions below before proceeding to flash your unit!

https://mega.nz/file/dghWnKJC#J2kkpfH5RVKynf0OvuE5mKojXdUqAFCczHMyv6mDrM4

Release 7/25/22

eaac461245fd4bc2a410f2dc5ebc861add6aa5618405c5998f780247999570b3  apollo-btc-mcu1_250722.img.xz
4d46819c9af6e6050b5d7c395da33aa4c10616bd46261a4fc4a3482e31ed36be  apollo-btc-mcu2_250722.img.xz

-Updated Apollo UI to latest 0.3.4
-Updated system to latest 5.15.xx kernel and package/security updates
-FutureBit user login password is now updated to dashboard password after user completes dashboard setup for added security
-Bitcoin core folder on nvme SSD drive now symlinks to standard location (~/.bitcoin)
-Fixed critical issue preventing system from updating
-System level fixes/tweaks for stability

Release 12/17/21

36d263c1328ae95fba79451730838fdf6885156213c0da7df64f416b218b0799  apollo-btc_171221.img.xz

-Updated Apollo UI to latest 0.3.2
-Added Getting Started Guide
-System level fixes/tweaks for stability

Release 7/31/21

d6f820869268383883db4741dcfcade8f57ad1a1c20c359fd7a3015c78ffe3dd  apollo-btc_310721.img.xz

-Updated Apollo UI to latest 0.3.1
-Image no longer wipes SSD if it detects it has already been formatted
-Added additional swap memory to prepare for Lightning network/block explorer apps
-System level fixes/tweaks for stability


Initial Release 5/14/21

c5dfeb7812e43df64fac2fd4dbc929ec7c78f6df513bed0d8aba81a6573bec7e  apollo-btc-14-05-21.img.xz



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DO NOT perform a distribution update to 22.04, only regular and security update are supported. You will need to reflash your SD card if you perform this update as its not supported.


Known Issues

  • Using a special character ($%&@ etc) in your dashboard password during initial setup could cause the futurebit system password to not be updated correctly, only user an alphanumeric password for your dashboard until this is fixed
  • After updating your web UI or first boot on a new system/flash you might see an error on the node dashboard after setup. Simply restart the node (stop/start in the menu) or a reboot will fix this issue



FAQ

Q: I updated the system and now my Apollo won't boot or shows command line text on the screen
A: Please flash your SD card to the latest image. Older version of our image has an issue where you could not update the underlying OS through the OS updater and would cause the system to brick. This has been fixed in the latest image releases (please note only regular and security updates are supported do NOT do a distro upgrade to 22.04 otherwise this will brick your system as well).

Q: My Apollo freezes or is unresponsive when its syncing the node
A: When you first start up your Apollo the node syncs from scratch, and needs to download and process the whole ~500GB blockchain. This is very CPU and system intensive, and during this initial sync that can take up to 48 hours your system can be sluggish and/or can even overheat/freeze if your running it in a warm environment. Its recommended to stop the miner during this initial sync (or not run it past ECO mode), and turn the miner back on after the node has fully synced.

Q: My node dashboard keeps telling me to port forward 8333
A: Your node will keep saying this until it has fully synced. Since no inbound connections will happen while your node is syncing, you will have to wait for your node to fully sync before it can start participating in the networking and helping out other nodes. If this message still occurs after your node has synced, then you need to manually port forward 8333 to your Apollo's IP address. Please contact your router support on how to do this.

Q: The miner dashboard shows offline, or keeps going offline when when I restart it
A: Either your device does not have a proper internet connection, or your pool url and credentials are incorrect. Do NOT include the stratum+tcp:// part in the url, and make sure your username and password are correct, they are case sensitive in some pools. If you did not setup a password with your pool worker, do not leave the password field blank, put in something random (ie 1, x, etc).

Q: I have a full package unit and one or more standard units. Some Standard units show 0 hashrate or dont start hashing right away
A: USB Driver is a bit finicky for the USB controller on the hashboard. It can take several minutes for the controller to establish a good connection to the Standard unit and start hashing, so please wait 10-15 minutes and it should start up on its own. If you keep pressing restart the software won't have time to properly start up the hashboards.

Q: I dont see any video on my HDMI monitor
A: Your monitor needs to be powered on and HDMI plugged into your Apollo BEFORE powering on your Apollo. The Apollo will not recognize your monitor if its powered on before the monitor or HDMI cable is plugged in. If this does not work double check your input on the monitor is in the correct HDMI port. Please be aware that not all monitors will work with the Apollo (odd sized monitors, really high resolution tvs etc).

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Excellent, thanks! Downloading and running binary was very easy on normal Linux system.

That being said however, I have quite good Raspberry Pi 2, quad core ARM, which is still running strong, and that's where I want to run Apollo. I don't have Raspberry Pi 4. I could not find source code for your apollo-miner binary. Will there be code released for apollo-miner binary, so I can compile it myself and run on Raspberry Pi 2?
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Code:
OS: Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) armv7l
Host: Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Rev 1.1

But I also have plenty of Pi zeros, would love to run miner on that too.
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Excellent, thanks! Downloading and running binary was very easy on normal Linux system.

That being said however, I have quite good Raspberry Pi 2, quad core ARM, which is still running strong, and that's where I want to run Apollo. I don't have Raspberry Pi 4. I could not find source code for your apollo-miner binary. Will there be code released for apollo-miner binary, so I can compile it myself and run on Raspberry Pi 2?
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OS: Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) armv7l
Host: Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Rev 1.1

But I also have plenty of Pi zeros, would love to run miner on that too.

Yea thats on the list, should have binaries for 32bit arm next week.

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Thanks.
No source code will be available?
If not, then please make sure Raspberry Pi zero and 2 is available.
Some peeple use Raspbian, some Debian or Manjaro on Pis and so on. I don't know how is that all compatible with each other.
Debian uses different architecture on Pi zero than Raspbian as far as I understand.
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Thanks.
No source code will be available?
If not, then please make sure Raspberry Pi zero and 2 is available.
Some peeple use Raspbian, some Debian or Manjaro on Pis and so on. I don't know how is that all compatible with each other.
Debian uses different architecture on Pi zero than Raspbian as far as I understand.

Linux flavors dont matter, as long as the binaries are built for the architecture then it will work on all of them.

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I have the opposite situation from crypto_curious... I currently run a RPi as the controller for a couple of GekkoScience Terminus R606 miners. Can I run these miners off of Apollo BTC instead, and decommission the RPi?

Looking forward to getting my Apollo BTC soon!!!
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I have the opposite situation from crypto_curious... I currently run a RPi as the controller for a couple of GekkoScience Terminus R606 miners. Can I run these miners off of Apollo BTC instead, and decommission the RPi?

Looking forward to getting my Apollo BTC soon!!!

If you have the full package version then yes, its a full desktop linux computer so you can install anything you want on it.

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May 27, 2021, 05:12:06 PM
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Thanks.
No source code will be available?
If not, then please make sure Raspberry Pi zero and 2 is available.
Some peeple use Raspbian, some Debian or Manjaro on Pis and so on. I don't know how is that all compatible with each other.
Debian uses different architecture on Pi zero than Raspbian as far as I understand.

Linux flavors dont matter, as long as the binaries are built for the architecture then it will work on all of them.

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Will source code be available?
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May 27, 2021, 05:30:32 PM
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Thanks.
No source code will be available?
If not, then please make sure Raspberry Pi zero and 2 is available.
Some peeple use Raspbian, some Debian or Manjaro on Pis and so on. I don't know how is that all compatible with each other.
Debian uses different architecture on Pi zero than Raspbian as far as I understand.

Linux flavors dont matter, as long as the binaries are built for the architecture then it will work on all of them.

Thanks.
Will source code be available?

Source for the UI is up on my github, backend firmware is all proprietary and built from the ground up for these ASICs (ie does not use open source cgminer/bfgminer).

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Source for the UI is up on my github, backend firmware is all proprietary and built from the ground up for these ASICs (ie does not use open source cgminer/bfgminer).
Kudos for that, at least Kano can't argue about that aspect Wink

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May 27, 2021, 08:12:13 PM
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I just recd mine and plugged it in.  It worked fine for a few minutes.  When I changed the setting to allow me to edit the performance mode, I was prompted to Save & Restart.  The machine won't restart even with a hard boot.  Suggestions?
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May 27, 2021, 09:00:27 PM
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Why is the backend code not published under an open source license?
I mean its BTC, small nice community project...

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I just recd mine and plugged it in.  It worked fine for a few minutes.  When I changed the setting to allow me to edit the performance mode, I was prompted to Save & Restart.  The machine won't restart even with a hard boot.  Suggestions?

I appear to have done the same.

I am busy with some other things I will get to this sooner or later.

This may be an internet issue at my home.

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May 27, 2021, 09:55:54 PM
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I just recd mine and plugged it in.  It worked fine for a few minutes.  When I changed the setting to allow me to edit the performance mode, I was prompted to Save & Restart.  The machine won't restart even with a hard boot.  Suggestions?

It takes more than the 30 second timer to restart, so just wait for the dashboard to come back up...dont keep hitting restart.

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Okay I definitely corrupted the setup.  the sd card is a maybe and the 500 gb nvme is a maybe .

My internet dropped out and everything froze. After 3 or 4 minutes of being frozen even though internet was back.

Nothing worked.  So I pulled the power. And I now have a miner that do not connect and a node that does not connect and says I have 0 space on the 500 gb ssd stick reality is I have 411 space on the stick.

suggestions to get this back up.

My guess is a new image for the sd card so I can start from the beginning. I do have multiple empty 16gb and 32 gb samsung cards.

Good news it was an internet issue.  and it is now fixed. yeh!

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Okay I definitely corrupted the setup.  the sd card is a maybe and the 500 gb nvme is a maybe .

My internet dropped out and everything froze. After 3 or 4 minutes of being frozen even though internet was back.

Nothing worked.  So I pulled the power. And I now have a miner that do not connect and a node that does not connect and says I have 0 space on the 500 gb ssd stick reality is I have 411 space on the stick.

suggestions to get this back up.

My guess is a new image for the sd card so I can start from the beginning. I do have multiple empty 16gb and 32 gb samsung cards.

Good news it was an internet issue.  and it is now fixed. yeh!

An internet outage would not have corrupted your setup that easy. Stats on the node won't show up correctly unless your internet is online and the node starts syncing. Just give it a few minutes and check back on it, stats will probably sync up.

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How did you guys synch so fast?  I'm at 59.37% Block Sync Progress, 74.91GB Blockchain Size, and 10/32 connections.  I am using Wifi - but it should get 300MB on my wifi network easily.  Mine got here after noontime so I didn't set it up until 1 or 2pm EST.

Fit and Finish are top notch - really like the color of the case.  GUI seems pretty slick - I'm also using CK's solo pool.
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