My apologies if this has been covered elsewhere, but I several different guides and sources, both "official" documentation and not, about how to get started for mining. I feel I have followed the instructions to the best of my ability, but I feel like I am spinning my wheels in the mud here.
I downloaded the following: Ethereum Wallet (had a link here, can't post more than 2 links without 10 rep?really?) cpp-ethereum
then, I have been following this guide mainly, but do have others: http://www.ethdocs.org/en/latest/mining.html#mining
so, this is as far as I seem to be able to get: I open a cmd window in the folder with geth, and synced to the blockchain, or so I assume. I even created a second account, unsure of how to sync to my original I created when I opened the wallet app, so now I have two: (had an image here, won't let me post because I have less than 10 rep...really?)
and then I entered
geth --rpc and that seemed to get me to the point where it was actively syncing to the blockchain.
I then tried
geth --rpc --rpccorsdomain and I still only get synced.
However, when I try to actually mine, I never seem to be able to get to that point.
geth ethminer -G and again, I seem to only get blockchain updates.
I then tried
geth --opencl-device X where "x" is one of 0,1,2...to me this means that if I only have one GPU, it would be 0 right? so I tried
I read on I think a subreddit page, that someone had a similar issue, and just like me, when they tried to open another cmd box simultaneously, they would get a "file is being used" error, and someone responded with "just close that cmd box, and open a new one, and it should work." I did just that, and I still get the same result.
Can someone please let me know what I am doing wrong here?
And ideally present me a solution that doesn't involve re-downloading packages from yet another source? Overall I am pretty frustrated right now, and yes, we are early adopters but my goodness, some consistency with the process etc would be really helpful. Thanks!