Hey, thanks for the help. Getting closer in the right direction. SO I did this:
In a Bitcoin.conf file I had to create. *Sigh*
What on earth am I doing wrong? Also, in the GUIminer, when it asks for UN and PW, they are referring to, not the account UN and PW but the accounts miner UN and PW. Correct?
Thanks again, these forums are great and every one is so helpful.
P.S. kjj: This is what my problem is, I'm trying to join a pool, BTCmine and get mining in the pool. The problem is I cant get it configured properly because all the information on the internet is very vague and unspecific in these regards.
Ahh, I thought you were trying to connect to your local node. If you are joining a pool, you need the worker name and password for that pool, along with the host and port. The thread for the pool you are using should have the host (aka server) and port information.
In some pools, you sign up with a username and password, then you use the same to connect your miner. In others, you create one or more workers, with their own username and password. In others, you specify the payment address in the username, and use a generic password, like x.
Oh, and I've never used guiminer, but there are two ways to specify the four things you need to connect. One is setting each one by itself, the other is by packing them all into a URL like this: http://username:password@host:port/
I don't know which form guiminer takes, but as you can see it is easy to convert from one form to the other.