The blockchain is stored in $HOME/.bitmonero
For testnet, it'll be in $HOME/.bitmonero/testnet
You can select a different directory with the --data-dir option if needed, eg:
./monerod --data-dir /var/tmp/monero
To run Monero Wallet GUI/daemon
First, this error is caused by the absence of thelibhidapi library, which is required by Ledger. Two forms of this library exist, one each for use with the hidraw (USB/Bluetooth) and libusb (USB-only) backends, and the error message indicates that the latter is needed.
Fortunately, this error is quickly resolved by ...
As someone who runs both Windows and Linux, I'd say that there is no bad choice but there certainly are better ones for specific use cases.
Casual use: Windows - no need to dual boot or learn a new OS. Mining, running a full node work fine.
Competitive mining: Linux for superior performance
Storing funds: Linux for superior security. (Still requires sane ...
There is no publicly available reason as far as I know, but compiling on Windows is usually a bit more difficult to compiling on OSX and certainly on Linux. However, Ilya Kitaev has provided Windows build instructions in one of his branches. The instructions have, at the time of writing, not been PRed to master yet. The Windows compile instructions can be ...
As far as I know, the current blockchain is compatible across different operating system as long as they have the same "amount of bits", i.e., 64 bit to 64 bit systems or 32 bit to 32 bit systems would work, but 32 bit to 64 bit systems wouldn't work.
If this doesn't work there is a second option. That is, you can export on your Linux system using the ...
If you run the provided binaries, it should be the same on all platforms, whereas if you plan to build from source, it's easier to use docker.
I find it easier to use docker on linux over windows because there is no need to add a port forwarding to the VM.
BTW, you don't need a dedicated hardware. Once the blockchain is fully synced, it doesn't consume ...
sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/runminer.service
In there, paste this (everything between the lines):
Description=Monero GPU miner
After that, do
That's a pretty broad question...
If you just want to run a full node, I would recommend some (small) VPS on Linux, since even 20GB of storage space will be enough and you will be able to run it with any amount of RAM will be OK for that purpose.
If you want to mine and involve your GPU, I would prefer Windows, since GPU drivers are usually better than on ...
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.
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.
Find the correct download on the official Monero website and go to your downloads folder. Open the terminal and use this command:
If you receive the following output you will know that the hash matches the GPG signed message listing the correct SHA256 sums
This particular issue is resolved in CLI & GUI v0.13.
First, this error is caused by the libpcsclite dependency (which is required by Ledger) not being properly compiled statically. Fortunately, however, this error is trivially resolved by installing libpcsclite1. That is:
sudo apt-get install libpcsclite1
dnf install pcsc-lite
If, after ...
The GUI is now able to directly generate a Ledger Monero wallet. Thus, please see this Q&A:
How do I generate a Ledger Monero wallet with the GUI (monero-wallet-gui)?
We first have to ensure that we're sufficiently prepared. This entails the following:
This guide assumes you have already initialized your Ledger wallet and thus generated a 24 word ...
You can't say in general, since it depends on too many factors like exact hardware configuration, OS distribution and version, driver version eg.
From my experience, you will get slightly better results with GPU mining on Windows than on Linux. This is mainly because of much better driver support for modern GPU chips on Windows. However, if you are very ...
Install the necessary prerequisites (on top of a default Ubuntu MATE image):
sudo apt-get install cmake g++ libboost-all-dev
Create a git directory:
Clone the GitHub repository:
git clone https://github.com/aeonix/aeon.git
Compile the sources:
After about 30 minutes, you'll end up with the following binaries in the build/...
Linux beta binaries are built on Ubuntu 16.04. No sure which GCC version Fluffypony used but the downloadable bins on buildserver are built with GCC 5.4.0. Until next release we will try to complete a fully static linux build or at least bins targeted for other distros.
I tried on Lubuntu 16.04 with sgminer-gm, and the settings didn't seem to change anything as well. It is as if the card is just ignoring the OC settings.
It seems that for Linux, it's not so straight-forward to OC. I remember reading somewhere that you can do it by changing the GPU BIOS. Haven't done it myself yet so can't really give guidelines.
Here I ...
Fallback method which is sure to always work, as it is virtually the same as getting all the blockchain data you'd get from another node, but in one single file.
It's lighter because it doesn't have any overhead for indexing etc.
It can be appended to easily when new data is available.
Slower, because the daemon needs to verify all the data, ...
It's already fixed in the code and you could re-build the GUI with that fix. Next release shouldn't have this problem.
In the meantime, and if you want to avoid re-building, you can edit the start-gui.sh script which came with the package and add the line export QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0. Then, open the GUI by running ./start-gui.sh from the console.
I see no correlation or problem with upgrading your OS as related to Monero and I can think of no reason why the upgrade would create any problems for your Monero. As you have your mnemonic backed up, you are safe either way.
However, I hope you have taken time to set your "privacy" settings on Ubuntu. Contrary to other Linux distros, there is a little bit ...
If you can't find a flag and you run linux, you can use the usual way of sending an application to the background.
Start the application in the background:
Additionally, don't show output on the terminal:
./monero-wallet-rpc > /dev/null 2>&1 &
If you connect via ssh to launch the application, it will exit when you ...
If you update to the coming release, and if the remote node you're using is using a recent daemon (the one that'll come with that release), the bandwidth will be much less when refreshing the wallet.
For current blocks (ie, after the ringct change), the bandwidth should be less than 5% what it was.
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
The easiest to use would probably be Windows, where all you need to do is download the .zip, extract it, and then run bitmonero.exe. It will take a little while to sync with the network on any OS (mostly depending on hard drive speed), but once it is synced, it uses only a small amount of resources.
If you intend to use the computer only for Monero, it is ...
The monero GUI source code and installation guide (including Ubuntu 16) can be found here https://github.com/monero-project/monero-core
To answer your questions by referring the guide.
It installs in the directory where you download/cloned the source and build it. So it will not overwrite anything as long as you download it on a an empty folder.
On the sub ...
When opening the GUI, select "Open a wallet from file"
After that, in the file picker you can go to any directory.
You could navigate to /media/yourusb/yourwallet.keys by clicking through the different directories (you might have to go to / first by clicking Computer on the left), or you could just directly type the path /media/yourusb into the File name ...