In this tutorial you will learn how to configure Linux on a mining computer that uses Nvidia GPU’s. We will also configure the computer to use SSH, so we can control the computer from another computer. The main advantage of setting up your mining computer using SSH is primarily because if you have multiple mining computers, you can control all of them from a main desktop or laptop that is connected to the same network. You also don’t have to have an extra keyboard, mouse and monitor plugged into all of your mining computers this way.
The main reason for writing this article is to guide you through the process of installing the Nvidia drivers, and configuring the GPU’s, so one can control the fan speed and other GPU settings.
Since we want to use an SSH setup, we do not need a GUI for our mining computer.
As you probably already know, we try to find and feature the best Bitcoin mining software for all operating systems, and Linux mining software is no exception. In this article, I’ll show you how to setup the Bitcoin mining software for Ubuntu.
Right now, we have 2 Linux mining apps featured on our website- Cudo Miner and MinerGate. I personally tested both of them on Windows, but never on Linux- until now.
For this test I am going to use my laptop, as well the latest version of Ubuntu installed with Wubi.
Now, if you know a bit about mining hardware, you know that this is not a suitable machine for Bitcoin mining- it has an old mobile processor with an old mobile graphic card.
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CGMiner is a Bitcoin mining tool written with the C programming language. It is designed to run on ASIC mining devices, works on both Windows and Linux, and is ideal for advanced cryptocurrency users.
The CGMiner application is command-line based, and users interact with it via a command-line interface. It can mine for Bitcoin using multiple methods (GPU and CPUs) and does it quite efficiently.
There are downloadable packages of CGMiner on Pkgs.org for Arch Linux, CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu. Get them here.
BFGMiner is a bitcoin mining tool for Windows and Linux. It is very similar to CGMiner and has identical features.
So, you want to get into coin mining but are a bit awash in all the information out there. How to just get started with a basic OS platform to build on can be challenging. Fear not, I think I can help.
We will be using Ubuntu 18.04 a.k.a.
Bionic Beaver as our base OS.
A few reasons for choosing Ubuntu.
Ubuntu is lightweight, fast, software installs/ downloads are simple, it fits on a USB stick, and mining software runs very well on Ubuntu. If you do not have Ubuntu or would like to make a bootable Ubuntu USB stick, no problem. Check out my article here.
To start, I would suggest using a bootable Ubuntu USB stick. This will isolate mining from the rest of your valuable day-to-day computer OS.
Also, you can now boot into a miner on any computer.
So, when your buddy asks if it will work on her computer you can boot that baby up and get to mining.
Ethereum has appeared more and more in the news and rightfully so.
Ethereum recently set another transaction record of 400,000 transactions in a single day. Then the recent drama of the Bitcoin split has caused even more attention to Ethereum as an alternative. If you are unfamiliar with other Blockchain or Ethereum check out the following articles:
I thought it would be interesting to see what it takes to mine Ethereum.
Ethereum is another crypto currency, similar to bitcoin.
Before starting if you are unfamiliar with either cryptocurrencies in general or ethereum consider reading the articles below. My post is not meant to be an overview of either, but rather how I got mining Ethereum going on Ubuntu.
Currently there does not appear to be any Ethereum packages in the Ubuntu archive.