I'm trying to mine some Ether on Ropsten, using a Geth node configured as follows:
I don't see any change in my account's balance when I view it on https://ropsten.etherscan.io.
Is this possibly because my node is not yet fully synced?
In the Geth console, I see the following types of printouts, which I think are relevant to my question:
imported 187 receipts in 54.968ms. #640580
commit new work on block 1 with 0 txs & 0 uncles. Took 999.2µs
mined potential block #1
mined block #1
Those numbers vary of course (block numbers are gradually incrementing, while others are just changing "sporadically").
But I think that this block-mining is not the Ether-mining which I've been aiming at.
So how can I determine whether or not any Ether-mining is actually taking place, and if it's not, then how can I determine the cause (or should I wait for the node to be fully synced, as stated in the title of my question)?
Thank you very much!