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Ultimate Geek


  #950793 12-Dec-2013 09:24
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I managed to get one VPS up and running last night. Your instructions were very easy to follow, though I found I had to install some more dependencies (libdb4.8 related), it may have already been there but primecoin couldn't find it and I'm not a *nix guy so get lost pretty quickly.

What I am good at is Google, and I found this post that gives a less detailed explanation of how to do the build, but it did mention adding an extra repository and installing additional packages. Link - http://www.peercointalk.org/index.php?topic=798.0

Thank you for your guide gundar, I'll make sure some XPM makes it your way after I get some payouts.



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  #950796 12-Dec-2013 09:27
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xontech: I managed to get one VPS up and running last night. Your instructions were very easy to follow, though I found I had to install some more dependencies (libdb4.8 related), it may have already been there but primecoin couldn't find it and I'm not a *nix guy so get lost pretty quickly.

What I am good at is Google, and I found this post that gives a less detailed explanation of how to do the build, but it did mention adding an extra repository and installing additional packages. Link - http://www.peercointalk.org/index.php?topic=798.0

Thank you for your guide gundar, I'll make sure some XPM makes it your way after I get some payouts.


Sweet, thanks.

For the record, what Ubuntu version are you using and what is the VPS provider?

You can check your revision at the console / terminal with this:

lsb_release -a

And you can check your bitness with this:

uname -a

Please post the output here to help others.

Thanks


Gund

 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek


  #950803 12-Dec-2013 09:32
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gundar:
xontech: I managed to get one VPS up and running last night. Your instructions were very easy to follow, though I found I had to install some more dependencies (libdb4.8 related), it may have already been there but primecoin couldn't find it and I'm not a *nix guy so get lost pretty quickly.

What I am good at is Google, and I found this post that gives a less detailed explanation of how to do the build, but it did mention adding an extra repository and installing additional packages. Link - http://www.peercointalk.org/index.php?topic=798.0

Thank you for your guide gundar, I'll make sure some XPM makes it your way after I get some payouts.


Sweet, thanks.

For the record, what Ubuntu version are you using and what is the VPS provider?

You can check your revision at the console / terminal with this:

lsb_release -a

And you can check your bitness with this:

uname -a

Please post the output here to help others.

Thanks


Gund


VPS provider is VPSNine, version details below:

:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS
Release:        12.04
Codename:       precise

:~$ uname -a
Linux <hostname> 2.6.32-042stab078.28 #1 SMP Mon Jul 8 10:17:22 MSK 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux



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Uber Geek


  #951089 12-Dec-2013 16:40
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If I was to leave this running on my otherwise mostly idle i5-quad "server" without using a cloud provider - would the potential income be likely to equal/exceed the additional cost to my power bill?

If I'm reading it right, 1 BitCoin is currently trading at USD$834 - Several times what it was when I last looked into it about a year back. :)

1 PrimeCoin looks to be around USD$3.80ish?







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  #951158 12-Dec-2013 18:27
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xontech:
gundar:
xontech: I managed to get one VPS up and running last night. Your instructions were very easy to follow, though I found I had to install some more dependencies (libdb4.8 related), it may have already been there but primecoin couldn't find it and I'm not a *nix guy so get lost pretty quickly.

What I am good at is Google, and I found this post that gives a less detailed explanation of how to do the build, but it did mention adding an extra repository and installing additional packages. Link - http://www.peercointalk.org/index.php?topic=798.0

Thank you for your guide gundar, I'll make sure some XPM makes it your way after I get some payouts.


Sweet, thanks.

For the record, what Ubuntu version are you using and what is the VPS provider?

You can check your revision at the console / terminal with this:

lsb_release -a

And you can check your bitness with this:

uname -a

Please post the output here to help others.

Thanks


Gund


VPS provider is VPSNine, version details below:

:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS
Release:        12.04
Codename:       precise

:~$ uname -a
Linux <hostname> 2.6.32-042stab078.28 #1 SMP Mon Jul 8 10:17:22 MSK 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux




Same as mine at the same provider, either you stumbled upon a slightly different image or there was a typo somewhere.

I'll check my sidea again to be sure, but I'm confident it's right. At least, it is working on your side and you learnt something.

Cheers




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  #951160 12-Dec-2013 18:33
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stevenz: If I was to leave this running on my otherwise mostly idle i5-quad "server" without using a cloud provider - would the potential income be likely to equal/exceed the additional cost to my power bill?

If I'm reading it right, 1 BitCoin is currently trading at USD$834 - Several times what it was when I last looked into it about a year back. :)

1 PrimeCoin looks to be around USD$3.80ish?



I use a c2d desktop (two cores). most of my work is in Google, these days and I leave it on all the time now. It plays nice with other applications and although it uses up all the processor power it can find, it shares well.

The currency fluctuates wildly all the time. I'd say you should look at the last two weeks to get a picture of what's going on - last week it was almost US$7, this week it's US$4.2 BTC-e takes 0.2% to convert to Bitcoins, but like all actual banks, they have their own wildly fluctuating exchange rate, I usually convert if the XPM/BTC is 0.004 or less (unless I want to buy something in BTC badly) an dI am saving up to buy a hardware device.

Currently the number of miners are increasing and the yields will start to go to the hungrier miners until, inevitably, hardware miners appear. Getting in early allows you to trade early and ensure you get a foothold before everybody is aboard - IMHO.



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  #951162 12-Dec-2013 18:39
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I had a terrible mining day today, if you're one of the many tracking my wallet ;-)

I worked late last night, under fatigue, over breakfast, I setup my physical server and inadvertently left a typo in primecoin.conf.

Tomorrow will be better and on the weekend, there will be enough data for me to post an update on the wide variety of operating systems and hardware I currently have running. This will hopefully help you decide where is best to put your money.

Also, all this fun isn't free, please use the links in the post if you do buy VPSs and please consider sending a few XPM my way when you are rich and famous (or use my wallet ID for a few hours on your VPS fleet ;-)

Thanks and good luck all - the post received a massive amount of traffic so I have edited it to refer questions here so that we can work together and hopefully GZ can get a few more views/customers.

Cheers

 
 
 
 


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Wannabe Geek


  #951164 12-Dec-2013 18:42
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How would I scrap what I have done and start again?

I am very crap with linux and think I have stuffed up... I am only getting 0.0109 xpm/h with an 8 core vps

Thanks,

Tim



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  #951166 12-Dec-2013 18:50
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educatedtim: How would I scrap what I have done and start again?

I am very crap with linux and think I have stuffed up... I am only getting 0.0109 xpm/h with an 8 core vps

Thanks,

Tim


Easiest way is to post your primecoin.conf file so that somebody can have a look. You can remove your wallet ID and replace it with xxxxxx 's since we know your wallet works.



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  #951167 12-Dec-2013 18:55
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Sorry, let me know if you need help with copy/paste the primecoin.conf file to here - You said you're new to Linux, we're all keen to help.

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Ultimate Geek


  #951168 12-Dec-2013 18:58
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This is solo mining, or is it pooled? I don't remember reading anything in guide about pools. Perhaps you'd get more consistent results by joining a pool?



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  #951169 12-Dec-2013 18:59
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P1n3apqlExpr3ss: This is solo mining, or is it pooled? I don't remember reading anything in guide about pools. Perhaps you'd get more consistent results by joining a pool?


This is a pooled guide. I've tried solo but gave up waiting for the sync.

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Wannabe Geek


  #951171 12-Dec-2013 19:03
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gundar:
educatedtim: How would I scrap what I have done and start again?

I am very crap with linux and think I have stuffed up... I am only getting 0.0109 xpm/h with an 8 core vps

Thanks,

Tim


Easiest way is to post your primecoin.conf file so that somebody can have a look. You can remove your wallet ID and replace it with xxxxxx 's since we know your wallet works.


Thanks Gundar

command=/root/primecoin/src/primeminer -pooluser=XXXXXXXJWqdodF4ZMiVBP1wYiZmoeoi -poolip=54.200.248.75 -poolport=1337 -genproclimit=8 -poolpassword=x
stdout_logfile=/var/log/supervisor/%(program_name)s.log
stderr_logfile=/var/log/supervisor/%(program_name)s.log
autorestart=true

My stats from beeeeer

 

12.12.2013 0.0621	0.0094 XPM/h

 

11.12.2013 0.2625 0.0109 XPM/h

I only have the one vps running and nothing else connected... I think I may have the files doubled up but I have no idea how to fix

Thanks,

Tim



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  #951186 12-Dec-2013 19:26
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I got my 8 core physical server running, I expect it will be slightly faster than a VPS of similar spec. It's only been running a few minutes, so my wallet log won;t show awesome results for a while.

Here is it's config file (I have changed/masked nothing - first line is instruction to display it):

cat /etc/supervisor/conf.d/primecoin.conf

[program:primecoin]
command=/home/manager/primecoin/src/primeminer -pooluser=AeWiZmXVjKtiqgj5ZAGNbptvMZtcNYj51R -poolip=54.200.248.75 -poolport=1337 -genproclimit=8 -poolpassword=PASSWORD
stdout_logfile=/var/log/supervisor/%(program_name)s.log
stderr_logfile=/var/log/supervisor/%(program_name)s.log
autorestart=true


Here is the last few lines of the log file (first line is the instruction to call it):

tail /var/log/supervisor/primecoin.log

[MASTER] work received
[STATS] 2013-12-12 06:04:35 | 1960 primes/s, 31534 tests/s,  660 5-chains/h, 0.838 chains/d
[MASTER] work received
[STATS] 2013-12-12 06:05:35 | 1874 primes/s, 30036 tests/s,  960 5-chains/h, 0.832 chains/d
[MASTER] work received
[MASTER] work received
[STATS] 2013-12-12 06:06:35 | 2006 primes/s, 32275 tests/s,  660 5-chains/h, 0.831 chains/d
[MASTER] work received
[STATS] 2013-12-12 06:07:35 | 1984 primes/s, 31685 tests/s,  960 5-chains/h, 0.841 chains/d
[MASTER] work received

Here is my processor types (install cpuid first, then run it to look for the 'friendly' name that is in string format):

sudo apt-get install cpuid
cpuid | grep string

Processor name string: AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 3280                 

It's a hosted physical box, apparenlty, I have tow of those quad cores in there, so I imagine in a VPS environment, you will have a similar sort of system, check that you have a simialr amount of PPS and I would allow up to 25% becasue you will be sharing your processors.

Finally, this is what htop output looks like:



As you can see, the processors are being worked to 100% and I have 8 primecoin threads.

Otherwise, I can't see anything wrong with your config file, can you tell me how my output above compares to yours?


gjm

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Ultimate Geek


  #951194 12-Dec-2013 19:49
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educatedtim:
gundar:
educatedtim: How would I scrap what I have done and start again?

I am very crap with linux and think I have stuffed up... I am only getting 0.0109 xpm/h with an 8 core vps

Thanks,

Tim


Easiest way is to post your primecoin.conf file so that somebody can have a look. You can remove your wallet ID and replace it with xxxxxx 's since we know your wallet works.


Thanks Gundar

command=/root/primecoin/src/primeminer -pooluser=XXXXXXXJWqdodF4ZMiVBP1wYiZmoeoi -poolip=54.200.248.75 -poolport=1337 -genproclimit=8 -poolpassword=x
stdout_logfile=/var/log/supervisor/%(program_name)s.log
stderr_logfile=/var/log/supervisor/%(program_name)s.log
autorestart=true

My stats from beeeeer

 

12.12.2013 0.0621	0.0094 XPM/h

 

11.12.2013 0.2625 0.0109 XPM/h

I only have the one vps running and nothing else connected... I think I may have the files doubled up but I have no idea how to fix

Thanks,

Tim

 



might not be relevant but I had a similar problem to start with. Turned out to be my anti virus gateway trying to scan the traffic that was causing it. Once I created a rule to let it through it got much better.




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