bitcoin & Linux

From: Garrett Gaston 
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Anyone know how to get started with bitcoin on Linux. Bear in mind that I'v=
e never done anything with bitcoin on any OS so I literally know nothing.
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=============================================================== From: Joshua Estes ------------------------------------------------------ You can checkout the repo on github, clone it and build it. The instructions are in the docs. It has a lot of useful, or at least what I think is, information in there. That's to get a headless bitcoind client up and running. Is there anything specific about bitcoin you want to know?

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Garrett, There are a few of us bitcoin miners on the LUG. I have been mining for nearly two years now, and been very profitable. If you are simply wanting to mine, you can join a mining pool, and use pretty much any distro you wish for mining on AMD hardware. I would highly recommend using cgminer as its really flexible and powerful. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=28402.0

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ I will tell you everything I know about bitcoins...=A0=A0 for the low low p= rice of 5,000 bitcoins. --- On Mon, 3/18/13, Garrett Gaston wrote: From: Garrett Gaston Subject: [Chugalug] bitcoin & Linux To: "chugalug@chugalug.org" Date: Monday, March 18, 2013, 12:35 PM =0A=0A=0AAnyone know how to get started with bitcoin on Linux. Bear in mind= that I've never done anything with bitcoin on any OS so I literally know n= othing. =09=09 =09 =09=09 =0A -----Inline Attachment Follows-----

=============================================================== From: Garrett Gaston ------------------------------------------------------ Lynn=2C the README file from cgminer told me to download AMD ADL SDK. This = was all I found on their site: http://developer.amd.com/tools/heterogeneous= -computing/amd-accelerated-parallel-processing-app-sdk/downloads/#one Doe= s that look right?=20 Joshua=2C I'M completely new and know absolutely noting about it but am wan= ting to get started. So I want to know everything your willing to share. Th= anks guys. From: boodaddy@gmail.com Date: Mon=2C 18 Mar 2013 12:46:16 -0400 To: chugalug@chugalug.org Subject: Re: [Chugalug] bitcoin & Linux Garrett=2C There are a few of us bitcoin miners on the LUG. I have been mi= ning for nearly two years now=2C and been very profitable. If you are simp= ly wanting to mine=2C you can join a mining pool=2C and use pretty much any= distro you wish for mining on AMD hardware. I would highly recommend usin= g cgminer as its really flexible and powerful. https://bitcointalk.org/in= dex.php?topic=3D28402.0=0A= =0A= On Mon=2C Mar 18=2C 2013 at 12:41 PM=2C Joshua Estes wr= ote: =0A= =0A= You can checkout the repo on github=2C clone it and build it. The instructi= ons are in the docs. It has a lot of useful=2C or at least what I think is= =2C information in there.=0A= =0A= =0A= That's to get a headless bitcoind client up and running.=0A= Is there anything specific about bitcoin you want to know?=0A= On Mar 18=2C 2013 11:35 AM=2C "Garrett Gaston" wrot= e: =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= Anyone know how to get started with bitcoin on Linux. Bear in mind that I'v= e never done anything with bitcoin on any OS so I literally know nothing. =0A=

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Yeah, You will need the AMD App SDK. That link should have the stuff you need. You will also need to run the AMD official drivers for your distro. Should be able to pick them up on the AMD website as well. If you are interested in mining in a pool, here is one I recommend: https://eclipsemc.com/ You may also want to get into the Bitcoin exchanges (similar to the New York Stock Exchange, but for bitcoins) I highly recommend these guys: https://mtgox.com Once you begin mining on the pool, you will received btc for every block the pool finds. Its a proportional payout, but it can be a steady payout. What I do, is have Eclipse setup to deposit my earnings directly into my Mt.Gox account. I then buy and sell those btc as the market price changes. Once you learn the market tendencies, you can make a pretty good bit off simply buying and selling. That should get your started, but feel free to ask if you have any questions.

=============================================================== From: Matt Keys ------------------------------------------------------ Garrett, I use this small script to prep a ubuntu 12.04+ box for CPU mining. If you've got BFL devices I think you just add the --enable-bitforce flag to the autogen line. It looks like you're already the right direction for GPU mining. As a side note I had to edit my ~/.cgminer/cgminer.conf to force the fans to 100% and GPU autoclock at startup. Welcome to the profitable world of BTC! #!/bin/bash sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev libncurses5-dev pkg-config libtool yasm build-essential automake autoconf git openssh-server screen -y cd ~ git clone https://github.com/ckolivas/cgminer cd cgminer ./autogen.sh --enable-cpumining make sudo make install

=============================================================== From: Joshua Estes ------------------------------------------------------ I think I'm one of the only people on this list that does not actively mine. I bought one the BFL miners, but it hasn't shipped yet. Most of my knowledge has come setting up various services that people can use. If you are wanting some information on setting something up to use bitcoind then let me know. I can point you to some useful docs and code =) Shameless plug: https://github.com/nbobtc/bitcoind-php - Joshua Estes @JoshuaEstes "If you live periods of your life in misery, when you remember back to those times, all you'll remember is the misery. The misery robs you of great memories you could otherwise be making."

=============================================================== From: Garrett Gaston ------------------------------------------------------ Thanks gusy. I'M going to check this out again on my next day off. Joshua= =2C your having a BFL miner shipped to you? I didn't know that there was an= ything tangible to do with bitcoin=2C please enlighten me. Date: Tue=2C 19 Mar 2013 08:58:13 -0500 From: f1gm3nt@gmail.com To: chugalug@chugalug.org Subject: Re: [Chugalug] bitcoin & Linux I think I'm one of the only people on this list that does not actively mine= . I bought one the BFL miners=2C but it hasn't shipped yet. Most of my know= ledge has come setting up various services that people can use. If you are = wanting some information on setting something up to use bitcoind then let m= e know. I can point you to some useful docs and code =3D) Shameless plug: h= ttps://github.com/nbobtc/bitcoind-php=0A= - Joshua Estes @JoshuaEstes "If you live periods of your life in misery=2C when you remember back to th= ose times=2C all you'll remember is the misery. The misery robs you of grea= t memories you could otherwise be making."=0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= Garrett=2C =0A= =20 =0A= I use this small script to prep a ubuntu 12.04+ box for CPU=0A= mining. If you've got BFL devices I think you just add the=0A= --enable-bitforce flag to the autogen line. It looks like you're=0A= already the right direction for GPU mining. As a side note I had=0A= to edit my ~/.cgminer/cgminer.conf to force the fans to 100% and=0A= GPU autoclock at startup. Welcome to the profitable world of BTC! =0A= =20 =0A= #!/bin/bash =0A= sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev libncurses5-dev=0A= pkg-config libtool yasm build-essential automake autoconf git=0A= openssh-server screen -y =0A= cd ~ =0A= git clone https://github.com/ckolivas/cgminer =0A= cd cgminer =0A= ./autogen.sh --enable-cpumining =0A= make =0A= sudo make install =0A= =20 =0A= On 03/18/2013 01:33 PM=2C Lynn Dixon wrote: =0A= =0A= =0A= Yeah=2C You will need the AMD App SDK. That link=0A= should have the stuff you need. You will also need to run the=0A= AMD official drivers for your distro. Should be able to pick=0A= them up on the AMD website as well.=0A= =0A= =20 =0A= =0A= If you are interested in mining in a pool=2C here is=0A= one I recommend: https://eclipsemc.com/=0A= =20 =0A= =0A= You may also want to get into the Bitcoin=0A= exchanges (similar to the New York Stock Exchange=2C but for=0A= bitcoins) I highly recommend these guys: https://mtgox.com=0A= =20 =0A= =0A= Once you begin mining on the pool=2C you will=0A= received btc for every block the pool finds. Its a=0A= proportional payout=2C but it can be a steady payout. What I=0A= do=2C is have Eclipse setup to deposit my earnings directly into= =0A= my Mt.Gox account. I then buy and sell those btc as the=0A= market price changes. Once you learn the market tendencies=2C=0A= you can make a pretty good bit off simply buying and selling.=0A= =0A= =20 =0A= =0A= That should get your started=2C but feel free to ask=0A= if you have any questions.=0A= =20 =0A= =0A= =0A= =20 =0A= =20 =0A= On Mon=2C Mar 18=2C 2013 at 1:26 PM=2C=0A= Garrett Gaston =0A= wrote: =0A= =0A= =0A= Lynn=2C the README file from cgminer told me=0A= to download AMD ADL SDK. This was all I found on their=0A= site: http://developer.amd.com/tools/heterogeneous-computin= g/amd-accelerated-parallel-processing-app-sdk/downloads/#one =0A= Does that look right?=20 =0A= =20 =0A= Joshua=2C I'M completely new and know absolutely noting=0A= about it but am wanting to get started. So I want to=0A= know everything your willing to share. Thanks guys. =0A= =0A= From: boodaddy@gmail.com =0A= Date: Mon=2C 18 Mar 2013 12:46:16 -0400 =0A= To: chugalug@chugalug.org =0A= Subject: Re: [Chugalug] bitcoin & Linux =0A= =20 =0A= Garrett=2C =0A= There are a few of us bitcoin miners on the=0A= LUG. I have been mining for nearly two years now=2C= =0A= and been very profitable. =0A= If you are simply wanting to mine=2C you can join=0A= a mining pool=2C and use pretty much any distro you= =0A= wish for mining on AMD hardware. I would highly=0A= recommend using cgminer as its really flexible and=0A= powerful. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic= =3D28402.0=0A= =20 =0A= =0A= =20 =0A= =0A= =0A= =20 =0A= =20 =0A= On Mon=2C Mar 18=2C 2013 at 12:41 PM=2C Joshua Estes=0A= =0A= wrote: =0A= You can checkout the=0A= repo on github=2C clone it and build it. The=0A= instructions are in the docs. It has a lot of=0A= useful=2C or at least what I think is=2C informatio= n=0A= in there. =0A= That's to get a headless bitcoind client up and=0A= running. =0A= Is there anything specific about bitcoin you=0A= want to know? =0A= =0A= On Mar 18=2C 2013 11:35 AM=2C "Garrett=0A= Gaston" =0A= wrote: =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= Anyone know how to get=0A= started with bitcoin on Linux. Bear in=0A= mind that I've never done anything=0A= with bitcoin on any OS so I literally=0A= know nothing. =0A= =0A= =0A= =20 =0A= =0A= =20 =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =20 =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =0A= =20 =0A= =0A= =0A=

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Garrett, The BFL miner he is referring to is hardware designed to process the hashes in the same way your gpu does. I also have a BFL miner in que to ship. These new miners are using ASIC technology which is insanely fast and really power efficient. Think of it as a highly dedicated processor that has been designed to hash the bitcoin block chain. You can Google BFL asic single to get the details.