I'm brand new to Ethereum, and come from the Bitcoin world.
I installed geth and Mist today (0.8.5, 64-bit builds for Windows), and successfully sent some Ethereum to my Etherbase account from an exchange. It's there in Mist.
But I'm having trouble sending Ethereum back out from my account using Mist.
e.g. I tried sending 1 ETH to an address, and choose the highest fee available in the client (~0.004 ETH). It showed my transaction as "sent" but it sat there for several minutes with 0 confirmations, until it finally complained that the transaction "couldn't be successfully executed" and rolled it back.
Is my fee too low, and is there a way to increase it beyond the maximum available in the client? Is there a log or some way to see exactly why my transaction failed?
In case it's relevant, I did move my data directory to another drive and am starting up the client via:
start "geth" "C:\Users\blah\AppData\Local\Mist\app-0.8.5\nodes\geth\win-x64\geth.exe" --datadir X:\EthereumData start "Mist" "C:\Users\blah\AppData\Local\Mist\app-0.8.5\Mist.exe" --datadir X:\EthereumData
I saw some stuff about an ipc parameter and am not sure if I'm missing it above. I figured since everything else seemed to be working between geth and Mist I'm ok on that front.