Currently I'm mining Monero on my raspberry pi (not very efficient I know but for educational purposes). I want to get a higher hashrate and now my question is:

Does a CLI-based OS get you a higher hashrate than one with a graphical desktop?

I don't think so but I'm open to other opinions..

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If you are doing CPU and GPU mining you may get a slight hashrate increase running on a non-GUI desktop. The less work your graphics card(s) / CPU(s) are doing should increase hashrate a little, but I wouldn't expect anything drastic.

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