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What benefits are there of using an ARM device like Raspberry Pi?

Raspberry Pi is good for testing the minimum resource requirements needed to run Monero. As long as Monero continues to work on ARM devices like the Raspberry Pi then scaling concerns related to ...
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Are the LMDB files cross-platform compatible?

As of v0.10.0, yes the LMDB files are cross-compatible between 32 and 64bit architectures. They have always been cross-compatible between OSs. They are still byte-order dependent but almost everyone ...
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For people with spare Raspberry Pis what is the easiest way to get a full node running?

For your pi 3, just grab the ARMv7 binaries. https://getmonero.org/downloads/ They'll work for pi 2 as well. If anyone is trying to run a node on pi 1 or pi zero, I can upload ARMv6 binaries but I ...
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Could I use a Raspberry Pi to mine Monero?

I think you would have to do a lot to get a miner running on a pi. The CPU doesn't have much cache, isn’t that strong, and would need the AES-NI instruction set (which not all Pi s have). And it would ...
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How do I compile Monero for Raspberry Pi 3 (ARMv8)?

At the present time, nobody ships a 64bit kernel or OS for Raspberry Pi 3. That's why we only provide 32bit binaries for the Pi 3. So no, you cannot leverage the ARMv8 features of the Pi 3 yet. If you ...
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How are the Monero ARMv7 CLI binaries built?

Monero's build instruction suggests that the swap size needs to be increased: sudo /etc/init.d/dphys-swapfile stop sudo nano /etc/dphys-swapfile CONF_SWAPSIZE=1024 sudo /etc/init.d/dphys-...
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Could I use a Raspberry Pi to mine Monero?

I'm working on project focused to provide best-possible RPi3 mining. Pool used: https://supportxmr.com/ In order to exploit RPi3 hardware at maximum level I'm using Arch Linux. together with my fork ...
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Could I use a Raspberry Pi to mine Monero?

I can confirm that @Mark is right though I get a lower hash rate(some compile tweaking maybe and overclock the board): [2017-12-21 04:53:06] Using JSON-RPC 2.0 [2017-12-21 04:53:06] CPU Supports AES-...
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For people with spare Raspberry Pis what is the easiest way to get a full node running?

Rasbian is out because its libboost-all-dev is only version 1.55 (1.58 is required to build). I don't have an rpi3 with Arch Linux on it to test on right now, but that would probably be your best bet ...
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Why low hash rates doing SHA/CryptoNight algorithm?

You cannot compare hash-rates for SHA and CryptoNight as they have different characteristics. CryptoNight requires 2MB of processor cache per thread and if you don't have that, the hashing will be ...
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Solo mining Monero without downloading blockchain

No, definetley not worth the time required to set them up for solo mining, if that's even possible. If it is possible, you'll probably never win a block. As for pool mining, I guess it depends on the ...
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Raspberry Pi 3, 64bit Suse and Monero

Pi 3 is still not a decent system, even with a 64bit OS. Their chip lacks AES instructions. Will be slow at verifying blocks.
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Why does `monerod` on Raspberry Pi 3 with a copied LMDB not catch up with new blocks?

There was a bug in the ARMv7-specific source code, which was triggered when using newer versions of GCC to compile the code. https://github.com/monero-project/monero/issues/1991 It has recently been ...
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Does the ARM v6 have enough power to be a Monero node?

Thanks to Monero Reddit people, I solved the issue. This is the link to the discussion. The issue was related to timezones because the timezone of the system was set on wrong timezone, one hour ...
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Could I use a Raspberry Pi to mine Monero?

Yes, you can! It's quite fun to finally see your miner up and running. As you smile at last at your accomplishment, you notice something. Your smile falters. CPU #0: 1.51 H/s CPU #1: 1.48 H/s CPU #...
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Could I use a Raspberry Pi to mine Monero?

Not worth the trouble. You won’t earn enough to get a payout on any pool I’m aware of. And even if you were to find a pool with basically a zero payout threshold, you’d be earning at most $2.47 a YEAR ...
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Monero Wallet For Raspberry Pi 1? (ARMv6 I think)

Reddit User /u/hyc_symas, kindly compiled some new binaries for me they can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/6eg72k/updated_binaries_for_armv6_raspberry_pi_1/
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Monerod synchronization so slow it can't catch up to Blockchain on Raspberry Pi 4 + SSD

The disk I/O was slow. My disk had an exfat filesystem. I changed it to a ext4 filesystem, and synchronization ran fine then.
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Raspberry pi cold wallet safety

Sure! Boot the Raspberry, change admin password (keep this safe!) turn off the wifi and bluetooth. Turn wifi and bluetooth off: sudo nano /boot/config.txt dtoverlay=pi3-disable-wifi dtoverlay=pi3-...
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What are hardware requirements to run a small mining pool?

I use a server at home and it is an old Power Edge 2950 (2 x duel quad core Xeons and 32gb RAM). I am running UBUNTU 14.04 LTS and it seems to run the daemon, wallet, and front end via Apache2 pretty ...
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Can monerod run stable on a Raspberry Pi 3 with microSD as storage?

After reading some of the instructions over at http://pinode.co.uk, I think I found the culprit. Turned out Ubuntu MATE for Raspberry Pi doesn't install with swap space out-of-the-box. I wasn't aware ...
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Which download file should I use for setting up a node in Raspberry Pi 4?

Firstly, Raspberry Pi's should generally be avoided for running a node as they don't have hardware AES, which means you'll have slower syncing/scanning/verification. There are many comparable devices ...
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Is there a way to tell if a Monero node is on, even though it is not public facing and behind a router?

Without forwarded ports, no. Unless of course you also owned the node it was syncing from, in which case you could check that other nodes connected peers.
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Can I use the same Monero miner on a 32bit and 64bit os?

Compiling and installing xmrig on a 64 bit OS will work fine.
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0 hashrate - issue when mining Monero with CPUminer

You are using a 3-4 year old miner. The mining/hashing algo was changed in April (May?) You are using the old and incorrect miner, thus bad shares. Try: https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak/ (oh ...
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Can monerod run stable on a Raspberry Pi 3 with microSD as storage?

Yes, there’s now a complete step-by-step guide for a Monero node on Raspberry Pi 3 available on GitHub.
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