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This error is typically due to trying to start more that one daemon process or a previous process not exiting cleanly. Thus make absolutely sure there is no other monerod process running, such as running killall monerod, then trying to start again should fix the issue (or a reboot).


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Figured it out... release-v0.17 for sure (last commit was 13 days ago). Latest release (currently v0.17.1.9) was released on Jan 8 (months ago).


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What is the bare minimum to mine? Pretty much any computing device can mine. What are pools used for To pool the resources of multiple miners to increase the chance of finding blocks. and what Linux x86 program could I use to mine Monero? XMRig for pool or solo mining, the official wallet/daemon for solo.


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See nodejs-pool for a javascript pool or monero-pool for a C based pool.


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AMD Ryzen has 32 threads but 16 cores. When I cut down the number of xmrigs' threads to 16. Each of the produced at a much higher rate. More than double of running 2 mining threads on each core.


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In case this helps anyone, I had to change the limits by adding a line to /etc/security/limits.conf. For <domain> I put my username for the linux user that is using the wallet, for <type> I put hard, for <item> I put memlock and for <value> I put 2048. I think a minimum of 1024 was needed in my case. Reboot and now it becomes possible ...


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