Bitcoin Forum
July 20, 2019, 05:32:07 PM *
News: Latest Bitcoin Core release: 0.18.0 [Torrent] (New!)
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register More  
Pages: [1] 2 »  All
  Print  
Author Topic: Cannot seem to run multiple GridSeed Asic miners from one machine  (Read 4038 times)
DickyDck
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 80
Merit: 10

I'm only playing around :)


View Profile
September 22, 2014, 05:21:46 PM
 #1

Good Afternoon all! Here is my conundrum....

I have inherited 10 gridseed asic miners from a friend. I am running CGMiner 3.7.x and only want to mine Scrypt/Litecoin. I'm using Wafflepool but have tried ghash as well. I can get one going just fine, I can sometimes add a second miner and both will show 370.0 hashrate or higher fluctuating. But only 1 of them will show WU: (worker upload?). This is running off one PC, I've tried through mutiple individual power supplies, and using a splitter. I've tried with a USB hub a,d directly connecting to the PC USB ports. Doesn't matter how many I hook up, it will show a hashrate, but only one gets the "WU:" numbers and only that one shows accepted shares. Now if I go to another pc/laptop on the same network in my house and hook one up, the same behavior happens. Perhaps its because I'm using cgminer? or perhaps it is a network traffic thing? any ideas guys?
1563643927
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1563643927

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1563643927
Reply with quote  #2

1563643927
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
Newar
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1358
Merit: 1000


https://gliph.me/hUF


View Profile
September 22, 2014, 05:31:23 PM
 #2


Are you sure cgminer 3.7.x supports Gridseeds? Given ckolivas' position on altcoins that would surprise me.

I had good success running cgminer-gc3355 as outlined in this script: https://github.com/davidmaitland/Gridseed-PiMiner

OTC rating | GPG keyid 1DC91318EE785FDE | Gliph: lightning bicycle tree music | Mycelium, a swift & secure Bitcoin client for Android | LocalBitcoins
DickyDck
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 80
Merit: 10

I'm only playing around :)


View Profile
September 22, 2014, 05:59:23 PM
 #3

Good Afternoon,

this is what I downloaded

http://cryptomining-blog.com/1688-alternative-cgminer-3-7-2-for-scrypt-mining-on-gridseed-5-chip-gc3355-asics/


and it works pretty good but just for the one unit, the second/third/fourth doesn't seem to have any WU: which in turn I believe is why it isn't accepting any shares. Is this the version of CGminer you are referring to, if not if you could link me to the one you are talking about I can try it tonight when I get off work
Newar
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1358
Merit: 1000


https://gliph.me/hUF


View Profile
September 22, 2014, 06:04:20 PM
 #4

Judging from that post, did you do the bit with each devices' serial number?

I was referring to this one: https://github.com/dtbartle/cgminer-gc3355  Not sure about Windows though.

OTC rating | GPG keyid 1DC91318EE785FDE | Gliph: lightning bicycle tree music | Mycelium, a swift & secure Bitcoin client for Android | LocalBitcoins
DickyDck
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 80
Merit: 10

I'm only playing around :)


View Profile
September 22, 2014, 06:33:15 PM
 #5

Affirmative sir, individual serials. And yes I'm using windows. Since these devices were given to me, I am trying to make them work without purchasing a raspberry pi. They did come with some foreign asic controler card of some sort that I've yet to make work with any commands I've tried. "GridController" thing? it's red and everything for the most part is in Chinese.
Newar
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1358
Merit: 1000


https://gliph.me/hUF


View Profile
September 23, 2014, 04:38:05 AM
 #6

I don't know about the controller.

How did your friend run them? Ask him for the command line he used and if he had any configuration file.

OTC rating | GPG keyid 1DC91318EE785FDE | Gliph: lightning bicycle tree music | Mycelium, a swift & secure Bitcoin client for Android | LocalBitcoins
DickyDck
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 80
Merit: 10

I'm only playing around :)


View Profile
September 23, 2014, 04:12:37 PM
 #7

He went the proper route and had a Rasp Pi Smiley which he got rid of. Looks as though I'll just have to shell out some money to get a Pi. Do you have any recommended companies with pre-installed mining software? and Wireless if possible? I want to get these things setup and done so I can walk away and just monitor them from time to time. Also I was thinking, I just moved, and though the problem was there at my old place, it seems much more pronounced here at the new place. Went from Verizon FIOS to Comcast Cable. Does anyone know if any of the ISPs are doing any blocking or shaping on traffic of this kind?
Newar
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1358
Merit: 1000


https://gliph.me/hUF


View Profile
September 23, 2014, 04:35:09 PM
 #8


I don't think there are pre-installed mining softwares? I don't also think running them off a RPi or PC would make a difference, so hold off on that investment. Take a pic of that controller card and what connects where and somebody might be able to help better than me.

OTC rating | GPG keyid 1DC91318EE785FDE | Gliph: lightning bicycle tree music | Mycelium, a swift & secure Bitcoin client for Android | LocalBitcoins
DickyDck
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 80
Merit: 10

I'm only playing around :)


View Profile
September 23, 2014, 05:03:17 PM
 #9

First off, I really want to thank you for helping me out! I can't say how much I appreciate it.

Here is a picture of the exact same thing I have....

http://i.imgur.com/WY2xWdZ.jpg



I am not in front of it myself so I can't take screenshots of the GUI through a web browser. It is pretty cut and dry. It has 1 single USB out to go to a miner or a hub, has a 5volt power supply input, and a micro SD Card with the software installed, and it is mostly in Chinese but enough english to figure out most of the inputs. But I haven't gotten it to work properly, I don't think my buddy ever used it so it has no configs entered. One section is for Scrypt and the other is for SHA. Which seems simple enough right? but I can't leave the SHA section blank as it will not accept the "Changes" "Accept" button, so I said to hell with it and put in my btc pool info and it still didn't seem to work. pretty much at a loss on this contraption.


ebay has a few Pi's for sale with some level of pre-installed software..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Raspberry-Pi-With-Free-Mini-Gridseed-5-Chip-Mining-Miner-Software-New-/281307225543?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item417f379dc7

Newar
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1358
Merit: 1000


https://gliph.me/hUF


View Profile
September 23, 2014, 05:24:56 PM
 #10


I see. That board is similar to an RPi: http://hash-master.com/blog/how-to-us-the-gridseed-dual-miner/  I wouldn't trust any pre-installed software. It is not very difficult to build yourself, esp. with David's script I linked to earlier.

Still, I don't understand why it would make a difference whether PC or RPi, or that controller.

Did you install the zadig drivers and set them for every device?

OTC rating | GPG keyid 1DC91318EE785FDE | Gliph: lightning bicycle tree music | Mycelium, a swift & secure Bitcoin client for Android | LocalBitcoins
DickyDck
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 80
Merit: 10

I'm only playing around :)


View Profile
September 23, 2014, 06:58:30 PM
 #11

Affirmative on the Zadig. It doesn't make any sense to me either, be it Pi or PC. it is a conundrum beyond rationale. When I get home tonight I'll post a picture of the interface that board uses and see if anyone here has seen it and has any ideas on how to use it properly. I have mined BTC with little Antminer U2s using CGminer just fine, so I am not completely void of knowledge of using CGminer. However I am almost certain it has to be something I am doing wrong....
DickyDck
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 80
Merit: 10

I'm only playing around :)


View Profile
September 24, 2014, 03:05:52 PM
 #12

Just wanted to let you know I'm not avoiding this, I didn't have a chance last night to get that controller card and hook it up to get screenshots. Will try again tonight, thanks again for your assistance
Zer0Sum
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1575
Merit: 1000


View Profile
September 24, 2014, 04:19:39 PM
 #13


My 80 chip blades never worked with CGMiner...
But I have 3 blades running like a charm for months on a Windows laptop using BFGMiner.

There's a long thread here about BFGMiner.

http://cryptomining-blog.com/tag/gridseed-80-chip-blade-miner/
DickyDck
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 80
Merit: 10

I'm only playing around :)


View Profile
September 24, 2014, 05:08:01 PM
 #14

Thanks for the link, I'm checking it out now! in a real quick explanation, is BFGminer as simple as CGminer as far as the drivers and getting windows to recognize the devices for what they are? ZADIG is really simple, dummies version even.
Zer0Sum
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1575
Merit: 1000


View Profile
September 24, 2014, 11:23:48 PM
 #15

Thanks for the link, I'm checking it out now! in a real quick explanation, is BFGminer as simple as CGminer as far as the drivers and getting windows to recognize the devices for what they are? ZADIG is really simple, dummies version even.

Well, I just got a Gridseed G-Black today off EBay...
The blade is 2 x 40 chip = 5 MH... the black is 10 x 40 chip = 25 Mh

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=664797.0

And I just pluged it's little usb cable into the hub...
10 COM ports pop up instantly in the Device Manager...
BFGMiner recognizes all 10 boards... and I'm off hashing at 25 Hh...
This also means I can mix and match blades and blacks on the same USB hub...
The boards appear to be identical.

If you're still experimenting...
Uninstall ZADIG and install a Virtual Com Port driver.

Open the Device Manager and delete all stray COM ports.

As you plug USB lines from the blade into the USB hub (2/blade)...
You should see a COM port pop up on the Device Manager (1/board).

Once all of the USB lines are plugged in with COM ports created...
Then run BFGMiner... that's it... it should recognize all of the boards...
Assuming you got a good batch file maybe from the links.
DickyDck
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 80
Merit: 10

I'm only playing around :)


View Profile
September 25, 2014, 03:41:37 AM
 #16

Roger that! trying that setup now, will let you know tomorrow AM as I'm trying to make some semblance of order out of the cabling going on here :p
DickyDck
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 80
Merit: 10

I'm only playing around :)


View Profile
September 25, 2014, 08:56:05 PM
 #17

It seemed that worked! CGminer or something about it just wasn't happy, thanks guys for all the help!!!!
DickyDck
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 80
Merit: 10

I'm only playing around :)


View Profile
September 30, 2014, 03:03:21 AM
 #18

another question, is it better to have fewer gridseeds with higher WU (worker upload) or more gridseeds hsashing with a lower WU?
SmartIphone
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1204
Merit: 1000



View Profile
December 01, 2014, 12:24:38 PM
 #19

Thanks for the link, I'm checking it out now! in a real quick explanation, is BFGminer as simple as CGminer as far as the drivers and getting windows to recognize the devices for what they are? ZADIG is really simple, dummies version even.

Well, I just got a Gridseed G-Black today off EBay...
The blade is 2 x 40 chip = 5 MH... the black is 10 x 40 chip = 25 Mh

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=664797.0

And I just pluged it's little usb cable into the hub...
10 COM ports pop up instantly in the Device Manager...
BFGMiner recognizes all 10 boards... and I'm off hashing at 25 Hh...
This also means I can mix and match blades and blacks on the same USB hub...
The boards appear to be identical.

If you're still experimenting...
Uninstall ZADIG and install a Virtual Com Port driver.

Open the Device Manager and delete all stray COM ports.

As you plug USB lines from the blade into the USB hub (2/blade)...
You should see a COM port pop up on the Device Manager (1/board).

Once all of the USB lines are plugged in with COM ports created...
Then run BFGMiner... that's it... it should recognize all of the boards...
Assuming you got a good batch file maybe from the links.

Could i know what are the daily earnings with the G-black ?
and what mining pool are you mining on?
giveen
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 826
Merit: 1004


View Profile
December 09, 2014, 11:01:43 PM
 #20

Thanks for the link, I'm checking it out now! in a real quick explanation, is BFGminer as simple as CGminer as far as the drivers and getting windows to recognize the devices for what they are? ZADIG is really simple, dummies version even.

Well, I just got a Gridseed G-Black today off EBay...
The blade is 2 x 40 chip = 5 MH... the black is 10 x 40 chip = 25 Mh

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=664797.0

And I just pluged it's little usb cable into the hub...
10 COM ports pop up instantly in the Device Manager...
BFGMiner recognizes all 10 boards... and I'm off hashing at 25 Hh...
This also means I can mix and match blades and blacks on the same USB hub...
The boards appear to be identical.

If you're still experimenting...
Uninstall ZADIG and install a Virtual Com Port driver.

Open the Device Manager and delete all stray COM ports.

As you plug USB lines from the blade into the USB hub (2/blade)...
You should see a COM port pop up on the Device Manager (1/board).

Once all of the USB lines are plugged in with COM ports created...
Then run BFGMiner... that's it... it should recognize all of the boards...
Assuming you got a good batch file maybe from the links.

Could i know what are the daily earnings with the G-black ?
and what mining pool are you mining on?

I just purchased a G-Black as well. About 0.00526656 BTC a day on SimpleMulti
Pages: [1] 2 »  All
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!