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Questions tagged [go-ethereum]

Go Ethereum (short: Geth) is a Golang implementation of the Ethereum protocol.

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Getting more Ether on a private test net

I setup a local testnet using geth following these instructions. I was able to mine my initial Ether and all was working. After deploying some contracts I quickly spent all the Ether I had. Now it ...
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What's the difference between developer mode and testnet?

I just tried running geth in developer mode on testnet. ~ $ geth --dev --testnet F0127 21:07:16.947591 6407 flags.go:467] dev and testnet are mutually exclusive I wasn't aware of the actual ...
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How to connect mist to a testnet client?

I'm running a geth instance on the consensys testnet. I started it with the following command: geth --testnet --networkid=2 --bootnodes=enode://...
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How do you stop a running geth node?

I can not figure out how to stop a running geth node without killing the process. I tried to lookup geth help but there is no mention of stopping, halting or any shutdown command. How to shutdown ...
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cannot find package “github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/ethereum”

I was following this youtube video in order to install Ethereum client on Ubuntu 15.10 First I installed Go language environment. Then I have build QT following this wiki After that I tried to ...
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How to connect a web site to a geth node?

Before the DApp-browser Mist was available, this web3 library seems the way to go on building a bridge from contract to a frontend (web site). But, I cannot get the very basic examples to work. ...
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How to resend a transaction not recognized by the network?

I've sent a simple transaction (no smart contract invocation) while my geth node had no peers attached. It created the transaction fine and returned a transaction identifier. Even with many nodes ...
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How do I transfer funds to another account from a lightwallet.dat file

I have a lightwallet.dat file which I exported from ujomusic.com. It's in a different format to that used by geth. I don't expect geth will import it so can I create an account with the same number as ...
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How to send ether to a cold storage account?

Is it possible to do the following: Back up the keystore on a usb drive. Format the computer used to generate the keystore. Send ether to a public address in the keystore. Reinstall geth (or other ...
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Why is geth always returning a 0 balance?

I installed geth on a remote server (Ubuntu 14.04) and created an account. I transferred 0.01 eth to the account. From my local machine (OS X), I can view the transaction and account balance ...
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How to import a plain private key into geth or Mist?

This is such a basic question, but I can not figure out how to import a plain, unencrypted private key into geth or mist? I tried geth account import 7[......]bla but it seems this command is always ...
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How can I get a geth node to download the blockchain quickly?

I'm running a geth node on slow hardware. At the current rate of progress it could be several days before I can download all the blockchain. Is there a way to get it to synchronise more quickly?
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Can geth and eth share the same accounts and blockchain?

It appears when I have multiple ethereum clients installed, that they all have their own data, accounts and even their own copy of the blockchain. Is it possible to share accounts and the blockchain ...
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How can I run go-ethereum as daemon process on Ubuntu?

The Installation Instructions for Ubuntu suggest running geth from the command line, how can I run it as daemon process / service on Ubuntu?
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What are the files in my go-ethereum configuration directory?

When I look into my go-ethereum (geth) configuration directory, I see the following files and directories: $ ls -alF ~/.ethereum/ total 176 drwxr-xr-x 8 pi pi 4096 Jan 20 07:19 ./ drwxr-xr-x 17 ...
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How do I import my presale wallet?

I purchased ether during the presale. Is there an easy way to import those ether and start using them?
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Why doesn't my Ethereum node have any peers?

I'm running an Ethereum node using geth and it can't find any peers. I've already tried the time sync command suggested on the wiki. My bandwidth is good.