I was trying to use the running geth, i used the wallet app to connect to this. nonetheless, i cannot seem to get the wallet to use the running instance of geth, even though i have the running instance of geth with

geth --rpc --datadir="mi/dir"

i am currently in windows10, using the wallet from https://github.com/ethereum/mist/releases



The problem

this is normal because you are changine the datadir in geth, this causes an IPc change so that Ethereum wallet didn't see the geth running.

The solution to your command run geth with the option --ipcpath geth_path/geth.ipc (you could choose a different path to indicate where the geth.ipc will be created) and run your wallet (by draggin it to a cmd window) with --rpc path/geth.ipc (the same previous path)

Info: The geth.ipc exists only when geth is running

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  • geth --datadir="d:\cryptocoins\ethereum" --fast --ipcpath "cryptocoins\geth.ipc – GriffiN Oct 20 '16 at 12:54
  • "Ethereum Wallet.exe" --rpc "cryptocoins\geth.ipc" – GriffiN Oct 20 '16 at 12:55
  • [2016-10-20 09:52:50.467] [INFO] Sockets/node-ipc - Connect to {"path":"cryptocoins\\geth.ipc"} [2016-10-20 09:52:50.471] [WARN] Sockets/node-ipc - Connection failed, retrying after 1000ms... [2016-10-20 09:52:51.473] [WARN] Sockets/node-ipc - Connection failed, retrying after 1000ms... [2016-10-20 09:52:52.474] [WARN] Sockets/node-ipc - Connection failed, retrying after 1000ms... [2016-10-20 09:52:53.469] [ERROR] Sockets/node-ipc - Connection failed (3000ms elapsed) – GriffiN Oct 20 '16 at 12:55
  • also tried with the absolute path d:\cryptocoins\geth.ipc – GriffiN Oct 20 '16 at 14:45

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