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Author Topic: LinuxCoin A lightweight Debian based OS with everything ready to go.  (Read 271334 times)
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June 05, 2011, 09:21:58 AM
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I have this working with 2 x 5770s, however, Ubuntu is very sluggish. There appears to be high CPU usage (Sempron 64).

Either card alone will do 170Mhash.. however, as soon as I fire up both at the same time.. one will do 170 and the other 90-150.

CPU is high.. the mouse is sluggish.

Any ideas?

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June 06, 2011, 02:23:57 AM
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I started a miner from X root window.

What is the best way to kill the miner/python application when logging in remotely from SSH?

I could just kill the pid, but not there to test the result, don't want the card running out of control....

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June 06, 2011, 02:56:58 AM
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Sorry, mistype... I am using LinuxCoin = Debian.

Any idea why CPU is so sluggish with 2 x 5770s ?



I have this working with 2 x 5770s, however, Ubuntu is very sluggish. There appears to be high CPU usage (Sempron 64).

Either card alone will do 170Mhash.. however, as soon as I fire up both at the same time.. one will do 170 and the other 90-150.

CPU is high.. the mouse is sluggish.

Any ideas?

Why are you asking in a Debian thread? if you are using versions 2.2 or 2.3 of the AMD Stream SDK, consider switching to 2.4, because one of the earlier had a CPU hog problem.
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June 06, 2011, 07:41:08 AM
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On any miner under windows I was getting 100 cpu usage and the machine would crash after half an hour from a hot cpu. Under LinuxCoin I'm getting 1-5% cpu usage, it's running cool and not crashing. Sweet!  Creating and maintaining a distro is harder than it looks, so thanks lots for sorting this.

I have LinuxCoin working with poclbm and 2 x GPUs.. however, CPU is being hogged. Any idea why?

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June 06, 2011, 01:46:21 PM
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On any miner under windows I was getting 100 cpu usage and the machine would crash after half an hour from a hot cpu. Under LinuxCoin I'm getting 1-5% cpu usage, it's running cool and not crashing. Sweet!  Creating and maintaining a distro is harder than it looks, so thanks lots for sorting this.

I have LinuxCoin working with poclbm and 2 x GPUs.. however, CPU is being hogged. Any idea why?



Mine's a single core 45 nm sempron, yours? Dual core sempron have been mentioned in a post somewhere (maybe the ubuntu thread?) to cause high cpu usage.

As to why, don't know why this was a problem under windows and not linux, but LinuxCoin solved it for me. I've read that sdk2.3 caused high cpu usage issues in other distros but LinuxCoin uses 2.4.

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June 07, 2011, 04:37:04 AM
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On my laptop, Linuxcoin hangs after "ISOLINUX 4.02".... "Peter Anvin et al".

It doesnt even try to boot. I've tried burning 2 different CDs. I get further when I make a USB disk with unetbootin, but I still cant get to the point of loading the kernel.

I'm using a USB CDrom drive. Could that be it?
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June 07, 2011, 06:29:50 AM
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what do i put in for a kernel when it asks?

i am trying to start a phoenix session with a 6870 card and these flags
VECTORS BFI_INT BIT_ALIGN FASTLOOP=false AGGRESSION=12

i have only used the mac versions and windows GUI versions of bitcoin mining so i dont really know any of this stuff
i tried typing in phatk but that doesnt seem to do anything.

the window flashes for a second then takes me back to menu
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June 07, 2011, 09:05:09 AM
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Mine's a single core 45 nm sempron, yours? Dual core sempron have been mentioned in a post somewhere (maybe the ubuntu thread?) to cause high cpu usage.

As to why, don't know why this was a problem under windows and not linux, but LinuxCoin solved it for me. I've read that sdk2.3 caused high cpu usage issues in other distros but LinuxCoin uses 2.4.


nonono.. I have a single-core Sempron. I am running LinuxCoin. CPU is high. I cannot work out what I am doing wrong..

Running 1 x GPU is fine.. running 2 at the same time causes both GPUs to drop 10%+ Mhashes.
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June 07, 2011, 10:25:58 PM
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what do i put in for a kernel when it asks?

i am trying to start a phoenix session with a 6870 card and these flags
VECTORS BFI_INT BIT_ALIGN FASTLOOP=false AGGRESSION=12

i have only used the mac versions and windows GUI versions of bitcoin mining so i dont really know any of this stuff
i tried typing in phatk but that doesnt seem to do anything.

the window flashes for a second then takes me back to menu

phatk
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June 08, 2011, 12:42:44 AM
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Hey, can anyone help me?

If i put two sapphire 5830s into my rig, i can hash on both cards with hashkill (not tried phoenix) and it looks like both cards are working.

But one does not change the fanspeed and becomes slower, aticonfig shows me both cards. but amd overdrive ctl and anticonfig won't change the fanspeed of the second card (the one without the monitor).
While setting the fanspeed it throws out ati_pplib_cmd: "set" failed

Don't tell me, that i need a VGA Win Dummy Wink

Actually i will try that Wink EDIT: FAILED Wink


Also i have my persisten first rig set up, works fine, it has 5870s though, if i boot it up under 1 5830 it runs fine, with 2 5830 it gives me mostly a black screen and a white gibberish block as a mouse.  non persistent it starts fine... Huh

Its not the cards, I interchanged it with others (shipment alarm Wink

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June 08, 2011, 01:47:49 AM
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Would be nice to note somewhere that this is an x86-64 build. Terrible surprise after trying to boot it up on one of my older machines.

Thanks for the effort though!

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June 08, 2011, 03:44:55 AM
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two linuxcoin machines

One with two XFX 5830 - no issues
One with XFX 6970, and 6870 - no issues

both on USB stick, persistance...
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June 08, 2011, 03:59:32 AM
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Mine's a single core 45 nm sempron, yours? Dual core sempron have been mentioned in a post somewhere (maybe the ubuntu thread?) to cause high cpu usage.

As to why, don't know why this was a problem under windows and not linux, but LinuxCoin solved it for me. I've read that sdk2.3 caused high cpu usage issues in other distros but LinuxCoin uses 2.4.


nonono.. I have a single-core Sempron. I am running LinuxCoin. CPU is high. I cannot work out what I am doing wrong..

Running 1 x GPU is fine.. running 2 at the same time causes both GPUs to drop 10%+ Mhashes.


You're running 5770's? Have you tried running the 2.1 SDK?

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June 08, 2011, 09:40:17 AM
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First, Thank you for a very well put together distro for mining! This saved me loads of time, and it was very helpful.

I now want to address the problem of the "FATAL kernel error: Failed to load OpenCL kernel!" message, I confirmed this as I was testing. Even if I accept the agreement and it says it registered it does NOT register. I have to manually register the agreement every time and its very annoying, I hope it can be fixed next update.

Other then that, I would like to suggest that you ask if you want to save the settings when starting a miner from your start_mining script.... with possible of a few setting slots (menu maybe?) ... being able to make the start scripts and access them easily would make it so easy to deploy miners, and easily editable for more advanced users.

This was addressed, but I wanted to reiterate ... Please disable the screen saver; Right now I am forced to use a USB stick as I want to install these on a hard drive, please make a guide.

Thanks again.
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June 08, 2011, 12:45:28 PM
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There's better guides for installing on Ubuntu/Xubuntu HDD.
Being forced to use usb flash makes this version currently unusable.

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June 08, 2011, 01:15:26 PM
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There's better guides for installing on Ubuntu/Xubuntu HDD.
Being forced to use usb flash makes this version currently unusable.

This version is totally usable. He made it to be lightweight and have low power
consumption, and that's exactly what it does. Plus, you have to remember that
right now it's in alpha. I can't wait for the final version (Hopefully Soon Wink).

Using anything other than a usb flash drive is a waste of power and resources
for a mining rig (hdd=more power, cd=more power).

On a side note, I had my flash drive ready with Linuxcoin. My motherboard, My
power supply and 3 video cards showed up on my front doorstep and all of it
was up and mining inside of 20 minutes.

Linuxcoin on a usb drive rocks, Just my 2 BitCents

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June 08, 2011, 08:03:27 PM
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Great work, I put some ram on a MB, plugged a CPU in, a VideoCard and a thumbdrive with your sweet sweet LinuxCoin and *bam* mining in under 10 minutes.

Suggestionss:

 - Anything to make this more headless: Start / stop mining over SSH, see status.  ( I use ssh from my Android and would be able to monitor this stuff from the road)
 - Rename this to something sweeter like Coinux or something :p
 

Anyway, once my coins start coming in I'll be donating.


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June 09, 2011, 02:06:06 AM
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Ready to tip someone .5 btc if they show me how to do persistent storage with linux coin over remote admin.

Frusterated x.x; PM if interested.

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June 09, 2011, 02:47:47 AM
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Ready to tip someone .5 btc if they show me how to do persistent storage with linux coin over remote admin.

Frusterated x.x; PM if interested.

Wouldn't it be easier to do a full install if you don't have local access to the machine?

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June 09, 2011, 02:49:14 AM
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There's better guides for installing on Ubuntu/Xubuntu HDD.
Being forced to use usb flash makes this version currently unusable.

This version is totally usable. He made it to be lightweight and have low power
consumption, and that's exactly what it does. Plus, you have to remember that
right now it's in alpha. I can't wait for the final version (Hopefully Soon Wink).

Using anything other than a usb flash drive is a waste of power and resources
for a mining rig (hdd=more power, cd=more power).

On a side note, I had my flash drive ready with Linuxcoin. My motherboard, My
power supply and 3 video cards showed up on my front doorstep and all of it
was up and mining inside of 20 minutes.

Linuxcoin on a usb drive rocks, Just my 2 BitCents

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