I've been having problems compiling wolf's miners. Are there any pre-built linux miners, and if not, what are the packages that I need to fully build his CPU and GPU miners?

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No, and in my experience you shouldn't rely on anyone trying to give you compiled resources. For the CPU miner you would need at least "automake libcurl4-openssl-dev make", those are the names for Ubuntu.

For the GPU miner if you are using R9 cards you can use these instructions. https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/50dzu7/questionany_guide_on_linux_gpu_ati_mining/d74eyip Those instructions are for Ubuntu 14.04 as the newer versions of Ubuntu only support the AMD pro drivers.

  • I'm going to attempt to build the CPU miner, thank you for the help. But for the GPU miner, I have a R7 250 so I am just going to attempt claymore's provided by HerrDrone.
    – UsernameVF
    Commented Oct 16, 2016 at 2:54

For CPU Miner on linux, you can check Yam releases here:


And for GPU releases, you could try Claymore v9.1, available here:


Note: Both are closed source.

  • The first link does not redirect to the "official" Yam mega ! Commented Oct 16, 2016 at 1:49
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    True. Edited link on post!
    – HerrDrone
    Commented Oct 16, 2016 at 1:55
  • I used YAM and I didn't like it very much, but I didn't know about claymore's gpu miner. I thought it was only on windows
    – UsernameVF
    Commented Oct 16, 2016 at 2:55
  • Claymore's linux version is not maintained. He lost the source code Commented Oct 16, 2016 at 3:03
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    However, that version should work for R7 & R9 cards. I hope Claymore releases his miner for Linux again.
    – HerrDrone
    Commented Oct 16, 2016 at 3:49

There is no pre-built linux pool miner provided by the core team. You can only solo mine with the official binaries.

For Wolf's CPU Miner, you need "libcurl4-openssl-dev make automake gcc"

For his GPU Miner, You can refer to this SE question


Most pools maintain a "Getting started" page which includes a list of available miners, as well as startup instructions. Links to binaries (or to announcement pages which old those, to reasonably enough ensure the link is from the original author) are included.

See for instance http://monero.crypto-pool.fr/#getting_started

  • Only binaries provided are for Windows.
    – UsernameVF
    Commented Oct 16, 2016 at 19:16

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