Huis Made Cryptocurrency Mining Equipment – Part Five: Software configuration and mining, Cryptocurrency Mining for Dummies
Huis Made Cryptocurrency Mining Equipment – Part Five: Software configuration and mining
You have the choice inbetween Windows and Linux. Personally, I have chosen Linux Ubuntu. It is very light, reliable and very effortless to use. To perform the miner installation, it is evident to copy/paste the codes ter directive line terminal. By the way, your equipment will most likely be only dedicated to mining operation. It boundaries a loterijlot the Installation setting time.
A fresh Ubuntu version is released every 6 months. The version number corresponds to its release year.month. I recommend to use a LTS (Long Term Support) version. They are Two pending at that uur :
For better stability, I am presently using 14.04.02 LTS because most of the miner softwares have bot released and optimized for this version. Technical Support of 14.04 LTS version will end te April 2019. All security updates will be available during all this period.
Ubuntu installation and configuration
Download the “64-bit PC (AMD64) desktop image” ter ISO format. then create a USB Boot key with that verkeersopstopping. This zuigeling of usb key can be created by using an application like UNetbootin for example.
Butt-plug the USB key, then boot your Rekentuig. Make sure ter BIOS, USB is set at boot device before the hard drive. Then you just have to response the questions. For more information you can see the official Tutorial from Ubuntu developers.
When the installation is finish, I recommend to install the following packets. Very first, launch a terminal (CTRL + F2) and waterput the terminal icon on the quick launch folder, you will use it all the time.
Let’s very first install ethereum and the gnome classic Desktop
at next session, select Gnome Classic Flashback Metacity before injecting your password
GPU driver installation
Here comes the reason why it is not recommended to mix GPU proefje. I recommend you to select all your GPU card on the same “family” (see GPU hardware section). Download the adequate driver (64 vinnig) from AMD GPU Drivers &, Software Portal. Go after the installation guide. Then initiate the configuration and list the Cards with thesis Two instruction lines :
You should be able to see the list of all your Graphic cards. You can now commence mining.
From my practice, you’ll get better results by mining on a pool than alone/solo. The pools I recommend are Ethermine , Dwarfpool. All pools permits you to download their miner software. For Ether mining, you can use the one you already have installed ethminer or use the one from the pool. But the one you have install will always be updated by Ubuntu because you have installed it from the Ethereum repository.
Verify all your cards can bee seen by Ethminer and that their available memory CL_DEVICE_MAX_MEM_ALLOC_SIZE is higher than 2Gb.
If not the case, increase the GPU memory size by typing
It should comeback better results. Physically liquidate all your GPU with CL_DEVICE_MAX_MEM_ALLOC_SIZE lower than 2Gb, you’ll have mining issues because the DAG verkeersopstopping is too big and will not be able to be copied into thesis GPU memory’s.
Using Ethermine is very effortless. Go after their setting pagina. Personally i use one of thesis directives:
Of course, adapt the instruction with your own Ether Wallet, miner name and preferred server location.
I have recently switched from Ubuntu to EthOS. EthOS is a dedicated Linux distribution for Ether or zcash Mining. It is just lighter, quicker and so nice to use and monitor. I love that distro !
also, switching from ether mining to zcash mining or switching AMD drivers are very effortless operations.
The distro has already all drivers up-to-date, and has a configured SSH. All monitoring information are sent to EthOS server. you can connect to your private verbinding to get access to your last Five seconds gegevens. Just So Nice !
I now use the Juice SSH App on my tablet to drive and monitor my equipment. I can see more detailed gegevens, shutdown or reboot the equipment. The instructions i use the most are :
to shutdown the equipment :
to reboot the equipment:
to see live mining gegevens for each individual GPU (where x = the GPU number beginning by 0)
Now you can mine and begin your Cryptocurrency mining adventure…