I tried to setup a ETH miner on Linux Ubuntu 16.04.2 together with Jaxx. But it was too messy. Can someone go through step by step together with me?

  • Hi there. What instructions were you following when you ran into a messy dead end? Asking a specific question about a particular part of the process you were following is more likely to get responses. Mar 17, 2017 at 14:27
  • i tried following this tutorial. meebey.net/posts/ethereum_gpu_mining_on_linux_howto
    – TarekKK
    Mar 17, 2017 at 14:30
  • Is Ethereumpool.co still up? I thought they stopped in Januari 2017...
    – SODA
    Jun 2, 2017 at 21:14

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I myself am on the Ethereumpool.co pool. Also, I am on Linux 16.04, the problem you said is that you can't get it together with Jaxx? So first off you need to install the Prerequisites. Open a terminal and type the following one at a time.

sudo apt-get clean 
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereum-qt 
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereum 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install cpp-ethereum

After you do that, I suggest making a note file to keep your starting command. To connect to the pool, you want to use the command

ethminer -G -F http://ethereumpool.co/?miner=[HASHRATE IN MHASH]@[ADDRESS]@[OPTIONAL RIG NAME]

Where the hash rate is the speed, the address is your Jaxx address and your rig name. So for me it looks like this:

ethminer -G -F http://ethereumpool.co/?miner=19@0x516976cE81751eBe077Ca01C57B97c9665b0e10b@LLG

Notice, no brackets. Also the -G means GPU. Remember, the address is your Jaxx address that you get from in-app. the ETH, not ETC If you have any issues comment at me.

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    What about for Yakkety onwards? There's no cpp-ethereum package since.
    – Oxwivi
    Jun 16, 2017 at 12:35
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    What binary tarball download on their GitHub download page has the miner?
    – Oxwivi
    Jun 16, 2017 at 12:36
  • The sudo apt-get install cpp-ethereum does not work - cpp-ethereum does not seem to exist... what's wrong?
    – user7642
    Jun 29, 2017 at 14:59
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    @Antinous You need to download the repo now that it's different from the original. github --> ethereum cpp Jun 29, 2017 at 19:30

@liam W: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/ethereum/ethereum-qt/ubuntu zesty Release' does not have a Release file. N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use. N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details. E: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ethereum/ethereum-qt/ubuntu/dists/zesty/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

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