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I use Arch Linux and installed monero-v0.10.3.1, started monerod and also created a wallet.

How can I start CPU mining?

Do I need additional tools?

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Open the monero daemon (monerod) and type start_mining followed by your wallet address and then the number of threads.

For example:

start_mining 44AFFq5kSiGBoZ4NMDwYtN18obc8AemS33DBLWs3H7otXft3XjrpDtQGv7SqSsaBYBb98uNbr2VBBEt7f2wfn3RVGQBEP3A 4

This would start mining with 4 threads to the monero donation address. However this is solo-mining and it is unlikely unless you have high hashrates to actually find a block so I would recommend you join a pool.

A list of pools can be found here:

http://moneropools.com/

http://chainradar.com/xmr/pools

And a guide to mining to pools can be found here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/MoneroMining/wiki/index

https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/guides/how-to-mine-monero/

It should be noted that mining to a pool requires additional software:

Confusion over Monero Mining Software

https://www.reddit.com/r/MoneroMining/wiki/index/windows-pool

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I am on Fedora, but things shouldn't be too different. If you want to mine for a pool, rather than solo-mining, you should install additional software.

XMR-stak-cpu - or the correspondent for AMD GPU and Nvidia GPU - is probably the best choice if you have a relatively new processor.

git clone git@github.com:fireice-uk/xmr-stak-cpu.git
cd xmr-stak-cpu
cmake .
make install
cd bin

You will probably need to install some libraries such as libmicrohttpd-devel and hwloc-devel before running cmake.

Then edit the config.txt file with the instructions provided by the mining pool of your choice

gedit config.txt

And finally start mining

./xmr-stak-cpu

For alternative instructions for Linux, and links to some pools, see also this page on Monero How.

Consider that for Monero eco-system it is better to prevent excessive centralization in big pools, so you may want to join a medium-sized or relatively small pool.

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