Get Started With Mining on Mac OSX - From Start to the End

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    1. 2017-07-02 20:10:45.277 WARN 2652 --- [TaskExecutor-86] b.j.c.n.t.NetworkRequestMiningInfoTask : Unable to get mining info from wallet.

    This warning is when the jminer not can connect to the pool. This can be if the pool is down or you can try to increase the connectionTimeout.


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    1. 2017-07-02 20:11:07.487 INFO 2652 --- [TaskExecutor-97] b.j.c.n.t.NetworkRequestLastWinnerTask : last winner 'N/A', walletServer out of sync.

    You don't need the walletServer you can turn it off by make it empty like this.: walletServer=

    But most pool has a wallet server you can connect to.

  • -Mac-Pro:mjminer-master davidrowland$ ./plot -k 14038071131026081325 -d /Volumes/plots/plots -s 0 -n 1146880 -m 163840 -t 6 -x 2

    Using AVX2 core.

    Creating plots for nonces 0 to 1146880 (300 GB) using 40960 MB memory and 6 threads

    Illegal instruction: 4


    only x 0 will work for me

    Ok that is because your CPU not support the others. Then i'm pretty sure your GPU will be faster

  • Hi guys I'm newbie at all at mining.


    How can I go through this error?


    MBP-di-apple:mjminer-master apple$ ./plot -k 117xxxxxxxxxxxxxx6666 -d /Volumes/plots -s 0 -n 36xxx8 -m 16xx4 -t 2

    Using original algorithm (no SSE4, no AVX2).

    Creating plots for nonces 0 to 360448 (94 GB) using 4096 MB memory and 2 threads

    Error opening file /Volumes/plots/117xxxxxxxxxxx66_0_36xxx8_16xx4


    Thanks in advance

  • Hey there,


    Do you have a place in your Mac with name of "/Volumes/plots".

    External hard drive can be found in /Volumes/


    So after volumes you need to write the name of you hard drive.


    Hope this help

  • hi burst, your help is always appreciated.

    It works for external hdd that maybe i had disconnected yesterday; but with your help it started plotting.
    I stopped it immediatly, cause I was thinking: what if i want to use my internal hhd?



    ./plot -k 103xxxxxxxxxxxxxx60 -d /Volumes/MacintoshSSD/plots -s 0 -n 409600 -m 8192 -x 2 -t 2

    Using AVX2 core.

    Creating plots for nonces 0 to 409600 (107 GB) using 2048 MB memory and 2 threads

    Error opening file /Volumes/MacintoshSSD/plots/1037xxxxxxxxxxxxx0_0_409600_8192


    witch is the path to follow?


    thanks burst

  • Hi pugno,


    If you open commandline and write:

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    1. cd /Volumes

    And after then write:

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    1. ls or ls -lah

    Then you can see what the name is for you internal hhd

  • sure is it "ls" . thanks!!.


    I made a plot on the hdd in order to go on and try .

    Indeed i'm stuck in the process of setting up the jminer.

    Lost control through OpenCl settings

    (can't find "devices.txt" in gpuPlotGenerator folder; where I can find "CMakeCache.txt" and "CMakeLists.txt" only, obviously I don't know how to play with them).



    Question 1: if I have a macbook pro, without a separate gpu, do I need it? is there a Cpuplotgenerator for mac?


    I moved on and at the end of you tutorial I ran the server and the miner.


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    1. 2017-07-10 20:31:23.319 INFO 6954 --- [ roundPool-1] burstcoin.jminer.JMinerCommandLine : START block '238585', scoopNumber '3410', capacity '107 GB'
    2. 2017-07-10 20:31:23.319 INFO 6954 --- [ roundPool-1] burstcoin.jminer.JMinerCommandLine : targetDeadline '750000', baseTarget '3574672'
    3. 2017-07-10 20:31:23.322 ERROR 6954 --- [skExecutor-1829] burstcoin.jminer.JMinerCommandLine : Error: NetworkLastWinnerEvent for block: 238587 is outdated!
    4. 2017-07-10 20:31:25.319 INFO 6954 --- [ roundPool-1] burstcoin.jminer.JMinerCommandLine : STOP block '238585', 0% done, best deadline 'N/A', elapsed time '1s 877ms'
    5. 2017-07-10 20:31:25.319 INFO 6954 --- [ roundPool-1] burstcoin.jminer.JMinerCommandLine : -------------------------------------------------------


    - Am I mining?

    - what is that error?

    -it's normal to be "outdated!"?



    Sorry for silly question, feel that i need to study more than this .)

  • Lost control through OpenCl settings


    (can't find "devices.txt" in gpuPlotGenerator folder; where I can find "CMakeCache.txt" and "CMakeLists.txt" only, obviously I don't know how to play with them).


    Question 1: if I have a macbook pro, without a separate gpu, do I need it? is there a Cpuplotgenerator for mac?

    I you don't have a separate gpu then it will make none sense to use the gpuPlotGenerator. And here is the link for cpu plotter for mac:


    Go to: https://github.com/r-majere/mjminer

    and download the zip file and unzip it.

    In terminal open that path(cd into mjminer-master directory)

    write make and press enter, if you see bellow error:


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    1. --- Compiling for 64-bit arch ---
    2. CFLAGS=-D OSX -D AMD64 -O2 -Wall -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -m64
    3. as -o shabal64-darwin.o shabal64-darwin.s
    4. shabal64-darwin.s:30:14: error: single quote way too long
    5. 64 'ptr' field (8 bytes)
    6. make: *** [shabal64-darwin.o] Error 1```


    open file shabal64-darwin.s in any text editor and replace the single quote with double quote on line 30 as below

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    1. 64 'ptr' field (8 bytes)

    to


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    1. 64 "ptr" field (8 bytes)


    Now in terminal command/write make and press enter. Hope this time it'll compile successfully.



    - Am I mining?

    - what is that error?

    -it's normal to be "outdated!"?

    Yes you are mining and the error come because the wallet is not sync so it try to find old block winners

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    Yes you are mining and the error come because the wallet is not sync so it try to find old block winners

    And that is a problem? if yes How do I solve?

    otherway

    I stopped mining [I also received a winning block .)] cause it's damn summer and I'd like to use my mac for everyday working. It becomes hot af!

    Project is to go on linux and have something like this.


    Link:
    mining hardware opinion


    I though that a private message was not the good way to share the Burstlove.

    Ty

  • I you take the road with a new desktop i will recommard to build it with Windows. There is better support of programs and the Blago miner runs really fast, before when i mine with Mac Late 2013 then i got at read speed on avg 100MB/S but on my old Medion windows pc from 2010 runs avg 150MB/S


    And wish you the best on you coming build :)