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May 17, 2011, 07:35:54 PM
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I downloaded linux coin and I am completely lost..

I have absolutely no clue how to do command-line based mining I have only used the poclbm gui miner on windows.  How do you setup the miners step by step, including downloading and getting the AMD 2.4 SDK up and running?

Currently it looks like theres phoenix and poclbm on this Linuxcoin distribution..

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May 18, 2011, 01:42:44 AM
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Don't bother with LinuxCoin at this time, if you are not a Linux expert.  It's incredibly difficult to setup for a newbie and is, in fact, quite a bit more difficult than a basic Ubuntu install.

Follow this guide to get yourself going:  http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=7514.0


If you're searching these lines for a point, you've probably missed it.  There was never anything there in the first place.
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May 19, 2011, 11:46:06 PM
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Thanks for the link.

If I just want a command line linux install - no desktop - what is the simplest linux install, i can probably figure it  out from the link, but thought I'd ask - machine will not be used for anything but mining....

Distro's most familiar with are Gentoo and Centos (leaning towards)
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May 20, 2011, 12:52:08 AM
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Found Linuxcoin..... I might try it.....
http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=7374.0

If not ubuntu or Centos
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May 20, 2011, 01:20:18 AM
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Thanks for the link.

If I just want a command line linux install - no desktop - what is the simplest linux install, i can probably figure it  out from the link, but thought I'd ask - machine will not be used for anything but mining....

Distro's most familiar with are Gentoo and Centos (leaning towards)

You have to have a desktop running to mine. You don't have to use it, you can do everything from the command line once it's set up but it does have to be set up and working properly with your video card(s).

Ubuntu is quite popular here, it would be much easier to get support for here if something isn't working.

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April 09, 2013, 07:03:05 AM
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sorry for raising the dead but someone reading this thread might find it useful....

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April 11, 2013, 04:14:47 AM
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Thanks for the link.

If I just want a command line linux install - no desktop - what is the simplest linux install, i can probably figure it  out from the link, but thought I'd ask - machine will not be used for anything but mining....

Distro's most familiar with are Gentoo and Centos (leaning towards)

My mining rig runs Gentoo. It's ideal for the purpose, as you don't need to install much more on top of the base install than an X server and the driver for your GPUs. I start X in a screen session and run cgminer in another. The rig's in a closet, with just power and network cables plugged in.

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April 11, 2013, 05:33:46 AM
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Just throwing this out there...

Just yesterday, I attempted to setup my 4x 5970's in linux after about a year break.  I use linux on my main computer and am a linux admin for hundreds of boxes and have been using it for years.  I spent from 5pm (right after work) till 1am trying to get my mother fucking 4 cards to mine properly in linux.  Finally gave up due to running out of time.   And this is the 2nd time I have gone through this.  The first time about 2 years ago, it took me about 4 days to get it all working properly.  So This time around i remembered basically how I did it the first time thinking I would be able to power through it. 

Next day I said fuck it, installed windows, and installed guiminer and that shit was literally up in less then 30 minutes.  (installing windows and everything)


I have to say as much as I hate to admit it, windows, you win this round. 

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April 11, 2013, 03:17:46 PM
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Next day I said fuck it, installed windows, and installed guiminer and that shit was literally up in less then 30 minutes.  (installing windows and everything)

Yea, but the windows miners suck.  I get half the hash rate when in windows which I assume is related to the massive overhead of windows.  I agree it's a pain the ass to get this working under linux.  The main problem I see is that not all the cards come online when you boot.  I find myself booting and rebooting and moving monitor cables around and rebooting until finally I see all my cards.  I am about to start testing older versions of centos, centos 5.  I know that once it's up and running it's solid.  Getting bootup to identify all the cards is something different.  I'm also planning on tring xming to see if I can't log into the windows box remotely and run bfgminer. 

guiminer on windows NEVER seems to get my cards up to speed, running near 1/2 speed.
bfgminer on windows does just the opposite, running my cards so hard the OS reboots.
(my cards are dual-gpu cards and I dream of placing more than three in a system at one time).
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