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April 24, 2012, 05:20:38 AM
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Leeties of the BitCoin community,

I'm trying to set up my first mining rig using https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=9239.0 as a guide.

After getting past the first line of commands, I'm stuck at

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sudo apt-get install libqtgui4

which upon input, returned:

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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package libqtgui4

My question for you kind gentlemen is this: which version of qt do i install? (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/natty/+package/libqtgui4) Or, if you think there's an easier way for me to start mining, please enlighten me!

Many Thanks!
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April 24, 2012, 05:34:39 AM
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Leeties of the BitCoin community,

I'm trying to set up my first mining rig using https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=9239.0 as a guide.

After getting past the first line of commands, I'm stuck at

Code:
sudo apt-get install libqtgui4

which upon input, returned:

Code:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package libqtgui4

My question for you kind gentlemen is this: which version of qt do i install? (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/natty/+package/libqtgui4) Or, if you think there's an easier way for me to start mining, please enlighten me!

Many Thanks!

Have you done a sudo apt-get update as that package should be there for you to install.

Code:

apt-cache policy libqtgui4
libqtgui4:
  Installed: 4:4.7.2-0ubuntu6.3
  Candidate: 4:4.7.2-0ubuntu6.3
  Version table:
 *** 4:4.7.2-0ubuntu6.3 0
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-updates/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty-security/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     4:4.7.2-0ubuntu6 0
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/main amd64 Packages

And that guide contains outdated link so you will want to do.

Code:

sudo apt-get install bzr
bzr checkout http://bzr.json-rpc.org/trunk
cd trunk/python-jsonrpc

To be able to install the json-rpc.
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May 02, 2012, 09:22:58 PM
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Thank you, the updates did the trick. If you or anyone else reading this has a moment, can you check the guide im using (link above, also pasted below) to see if there's any other commands that need to be updated? I plan to repost the updated guide after i run through it to make the setup process easier for n00bz0rz. Thanks in advance!

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Load a fresh Ubuntu Natty 11.04 64-bit Desktop with the latest updates and log into system with a user that has sudo permissions.
   sudo apt-get remove nvidia-common
   sudo apt-get install libqtgui4

Load python and other development tools
   cd ~
   sudo apt-get install python-setuptools python-numpy subversion g++ libboost-all-dev

Download and install ATI Driver 11.5 for Linux 64bit.
   cd ~
   wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-11-5-x86.x86_64.run
   sudo sh ati-driver-installer-11-5-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/natty
   sudo dpkg -i *.deb
   sudo apt-get -f install
   sudo aticonfig -f --initial --adapter=all
   sudo reboot

Verify that the ATI Driver is setup and running
   cd ~
   DISPLAY=:0 sudo fglrxinfo

Download and install bitcoin
   cd ~
   wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/bitcoin/Bitcoin/bitcoin-0.3.21/bitcoin-0.3.21-linux.tar.gz
   tar xzvf bitcoin-0.3.21-linux.tar.gz
   chmod +x bitcoin-0.3.21/bin/64/bitcoin*
   mkdir -p ~/.bitcoin
   echo "rpcuser=user" >> ~/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf
   echo "rpcpassword=password" >> ~/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf

Install python-jsonrpc
   cd ~
   svn checkout http://svn.json-rpc.org/trunk/python-jsonrpc
   cd python-jsonrpc/
   sudo python setup.py install

Download and install AMD APP SDK 2.4 for Linux 64bit.
   cd ~
   wget http://download2-developer.amd.com/amd/APPSDK/AMD-APP-SDK-v2.4-lnx64.tgz
   tar xvzf AMD-APP-SDK-v2.4-lnx64.tgz
   echo export AMDAPPSDKROOT=${HOME}/AMD-APP-SDK-v2.4-lnx64/ >> ~/.bashrc
   echo export AMDAPPSDKSAMPLESROOT=${HOME}/AMD-APP-SDK-v2.4-lnx64/ >> ~/.bashrc
   echo 'export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${AMDAPPSDKROOT}lib/x86_64:${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}' >> ~/.bashrc
   source ~/.bashrc
   cd /
   sudo tar xfz $AMDAPPSDKROOT/icd-registration.tgz

Download, Compile and Install pyopencl-0.92
   cd ~
   wget http://pypi.python.org/packages/source/p/pyopencl/pyopencl-0.92.tar.gz
   tar xzvf pyopencl-0.92.tar.gz
   cd pyopencl-0.92
   ./configure.py --cl-inc-dir=${AMDAPPSDKROOT}include --cl-lib-dir=${AMDAPPSDKROOT}lib/x86_64
   make
   sudo make install

Download and Install Phoenix Miner 1.48
   wget http://svn3.xp-dev.com/svn/phoenix-miner/files/phoenix-1.48.tar.bz2
   tar xvf phoenix*.bz2

Verify that OpenCL is setup and running
   cd ~
   cd AMD-APP-SDK-v2.4-lnx64/bin/x86_64
   ./clinfo

Create a startminer script using code from below.  Make sure to substitute the correct home directory path, miner pool server, miner user and miner password.
   cd ~
   sudo touch /usr/local/bin/startminer.sh
   sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/startminer.sh
   sudo gedit /usr/local/bin/startminer.sh

      # ${1} is used as a variable for the username, password and for the gpu device number.  Ex. mineruser0, minerpass0, Device=0 or mineruser1, minerpass1, Device=1
      HOMEDIR=/home/user
      MINERSERV=btcmine.com:8332
      MINERUSER=mineruser@miner${1}
      MINERPASS=minerpass${1}

      export AMDAPPSDKROOT=${HOMEDIR}/AMD-APP-SDK-v2.4-lnx64/
      export AMDAPPSDKSAMPLESROOT=${HOMEDIR}/AMD-APP-SDK-v2.4-lnx64/
      export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${AMDAPPSDKROOT}lib/x86_64:${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}

      #Overclock GPU to 875Mhz
      DISPLAY=:0 aticonfig --od-enable --adapter=all
      DISPLAY=:0 aticonfig --od-setclocks=875,1000 --adapter=${1}
      cd ${HOMEDIR}/phoenix-1.48
      echo "Startming Miner: ${1}"
      ${HOMEDIR}/phoenix-1.48/phoenix.py -u http://${MINERUSER}:${MINERPASS}@${MINERSERV} -k phatk VECTORS BFI_INT AGGRESSION=12 DEVICE=${1}

Setup Headless Bitcoin Mining
 *** Warning *** This will stop your computer from booting a graphical desktop and allow only text console or remote ssh access into the mining server.
 If you rely on a GUI for administration you may want to rethink this.
   sudo apt-get install openssh-server
   sudo apt-get install screen
   sudo mv /etc/init/gdm.conf /etc/init/gdm.org
   sudo gedit /etc/init/startx.conf
        description     "Start X Server for btc mining"
        start on runlevel [2345]
        stop on runlevel [!2345]
        kill timeout 30
        script
           exec /usr/bin/X 2>&1
        end script

   sudo gedit /etc/init/btcminer_0.conf
        description     "Start BTC Mining"
        start on runlevel [2345]
        stop on runlevel [!2345]
        kill timeout 30
        script
           LOGINUSER=ChangeToMyLoginUser
          #Wait 30 seconds to make sure X is started.
          sleep 30
          exec /usr/bin/screen -dmS gpu0 su -c '/usr/local/bin/startminer.sh 0' ${LOGINUSER}
        end script

   sudo gedit /etc/init/btcminer_1.conf
        description     "Start BTC Mining"
        start on runlevel [2345]
        stop on runlevel [!2345]
        kill timeout 30
        script
        LOGINUSER=ChangeToMyLoginUser
        #Wait 35 seconds to make sure X is started.
        sleep 35
           exec /usr/bin/screen -dmS gpu1 su -c '/usr/local/bin/startminer.sh 1' ${LOGINUSER}
        end script

How to access the miner server
   ssh into the mining server as your normal login user.
   sudo screen -r gpu0 or sudo screen -r gpu1

To disconnect from screen Control-A + Control-D.

How to check the GPU temperatures

   ssh into mining server as your normal login user.
   DISPLAY=:0 sudo aticonfig --odgt --adapter=all

How to monitor your screens on an Xterminal on the main Xwindows console on boot up.

   sudo gedit /etc/init/btcmonitor_0.conf
        description     "Start BTC Monitor 0"
        start on runlevel [2345]
        stop on runlevel [!2345]
        kill timeout 30
        script
          LOGINUSER=ChangeToMyLoginUser
          export DISPLAY=:0
          #Wait 40 seconds to make sure X is started.
          sleep 40
          exec  /usr/bin/xterm -geometry 80x40+0+0 -e "/usr/bin/screen -d -r gpu0"
        end script

sudo gedit /etc/init/btcmonitor_1.conf
        description     "Start BTC Monitor 1"
        start on runlevel [2345]
        stop on runlevel [!2345]
        kill timeout 30
        script
          LOGINUSER=ChangeToMyLoginUser
          export DISPLAY=:0
          #Wait 45 seconds to make sure X is started.
          sleep 45
          exec  /usr/bin/xterm -geometry 80x40+500+0 -e "/usr/bin/screen -d -r gpu1"
        end script



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May 02, 2012, 10:27:33 PM
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Thank you, the updates did the trick. If you or anyone else reading this has a moment, can you check the guide im using (link above, also pasted below) to see if there's any other commands that need to be updated? I plan to repost the updated guide after i run through it to make the setup process easier for n00bz0rz. Thanks in advance!


Install python-jsonrpc
   cd ~
   sudo apt-get install bzr
   bzr checkout http://bzr.json-rpc.org/trunk
   cd trunk/python-jsonrpc
   sudo python setup.py install


Other than this change everything should should still just work or did last time I did it couple of weeks ago when I had hard drive failure and installed it again.

Edit: You may want to update the version of bitcoin installed as that 0.3.21 is rather old.
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May 06, 2012, 09:05:23 PM
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... mining rig
Well I guess your not trying to use cgminer then, but some other miner that requires qt
Coz, the install guide in my sig (which is way shorter) will get you mining with cgminer (I suggest yo use the HDD install version)
... and yes as DILLIGAF mentioned, you need to "sudo apt-get update" if the expected packages are missing.

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May 11, 2012, 06:34:40 AM
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OKAY.  Undecided

So I got everything working up to the startminer script part. But I wasn't sure how to test run the gpus and just entered all of the scripts (startx.conf, btcminer_0, btcmonitor_0, btcminer_1, btcmonitor_1, etc) and then rebooted to see if they were working. I was able to boot, but it loaded showing a black screen, with the mouse cursor in a fat X shape. There are occasionally text boxes that pop up for a brief second every 5 seconds or so, but stop after it happens 5 times (probably because there's 5 gpus in the rig). After that it's just completely black with the X shaped cursor.

Any idea on what I can do to not have to start over completely?

Also given the above guide, what command would I use to manually connect to the Server and then run the workers? Assuming this is to be entered after reaching the "Test PyOpenCL" part, before the startminer script.

Many thanks!
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