Questions tagged [linux]

Questions pertaining to Ethereum clients or software on the Linux operating systems. Typically the bug or question would, most likely, only occur on Linux or is Linux-specific.

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How to mine Ether on GNU + Linux?

How do we start mining Ether on a Debian / Ubuntu / GNU+Linux based computer? Are there PPAs or special repositories?
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What's the advantage of EthOS over Ubuntu or Windows mining?

What exactly is the EthOs Distro? As far as I understand it's an ethereum-dedicated linux. Why should someone want to use it? What's the advantage of EthOS over Ubuntu or Windows? What are the ...
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Possible to store the blockchain in a different directory?

I'm running geth on Linux within a Chromebook. The blockchain is being stored within ~/.ethereum, along with other important files. Problem is, the storage capacity on my Chromebook is quite limited ...
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How can I specify an external harddrive as the download target for the Mist blockchain in Ubuntu?

How can I specify an external harddrive as the download target for the Mist blockchain? Hi there, I am using Linux Ubuntu 15.10 My harddrive is quite full and I need to download the whole Mist ...
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Is there a PPA or Repository for Ethereum?

Is there a PPA or Repository we can add to our system so that we receive automatic updates to our Ethereum software in GNU + Linux?
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How to install mist (browser) and wallet on Linux Ubuntu?

I am somewhat new to Linux and have been having difficulty installing Mist. I tried using this script https://gist.github.com/tgerring/d4ab3f1672ed91a53c6c to no avail. It usually goes wrong around ...
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How to install eth on debian? (symbol lookup error)

I installed from the ubuntu ppa and got this error. ➜ ~ eth eth: symbol lookup error: eth: undefined symbol: _ZN3dev3eth14EthashGPUMiner14s_numInstancesE What can I do / check? I'm on debian ...
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Minergate issues, Windows 10, 6x RX580 GPU, TB250-BTC MB

I have been struggling with this issue for about 3 weeks now and could find nothing on forums and discussions online. I have a GPU Rig with the following specifications: 6x PowerColor Red Devil ...
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Can I test different OS and combine the keystore folder later?

I have to move from Linux to Linux but also want to test under Windows. Is there any issue in running accounts and wallets under the different OS with a view to combining them under a single OS at a ...
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Is go-ethereum performance much affected by linux filesystem choice?

Storage performance often seems to be a bottleneck when running a geth node, even when running on SSDs. Does anyone know of performance comparisons under different linux filesystem choices? By ...
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ethminer never seems to mine - repeated DAG generation

I've installed geth and ethminer to get started mining. I've got an Ubuntu 16.04 box with a couple Nvidia TitanX cards. When I fire up ethminer like so... ethminer --no-precompute -G --opencl-...
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Ethereum testnet balance not getting updated

I have sent 1ETH to my newly created address in testnet. The node chaindata is updated and syncing is done (eth.syncing gives false). Also if I do eth.getBlock(2670189), I can see my TxHash in the ...
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How I can to change path for blockchain data for Parity wallet on linux mint 18.2?

I'm the newbie on Linux and blockhain. I'm have installed Linux on the small piece of my hard drive (50 GB), so I want to know how to change the directory for blockchain data on my external hard ...
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GPU randomly freezes all the time

I‘m having trouble with successfully mining Ethereum / Ethereum classic on a 4 GPU rigs consisting of: 1x Intel® Pentium® G4520, 1x Mushkin DIMM 4 GB DDR4-2133 1x GIGABYTE GA-Z170-Gaming K3-EU 4x ...
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Syncing filled all my space, where is the data and how do I remove everything as clean as possible?

I'm running geth on a distant linux Ubuntu machine, I have a total of 12Gb disk space, I thought that would be enough, but it wasn't. I only had the minimal LAMP settings, I installed Geth with these ...
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Can Mist communicate (via IPC) with a geth instance running by other user?

I'm aware that Mist cannot connect to a geth node in another computer, but how about to a geth instance running in the same computer but under a different user? My goal would be to have Alice and Bob ...
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How Will Ethereum Differ From The Linux Foundation Blockchain?

What are some crucial advantages/disadvantages to both, and what factors will affect user adoption? Finally, in what ways will they one day work together?
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How to teach mist about geth?

I have geth 1.5.8 and Mist 0.8.9. Geth is running Homestead with default parameters. IPC is in the default location. $ geth version Geth Version: 1.5.8-stable Protocol Versions: [63 62] Network Id: ...
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What's the difference between eth and cpp-ethereum?

In Ubuntu, what's the difference between apt-get install eth vs. apt-get install cpp-ethereum? They both seem to install the same packages but seemingly not the same versions.
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geth v1.8 unable to download the last 65 blocks for the mainnet

Currently running geth 1.8 on Ubuntu 17.10 on an SSD. Anytime I start geth, it will always sync until it hits the last 65 blocks where it just hangs and looks like it stays stuck at downloading the ...
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What's the difference between EthOS and GenEthOs?

Both are mining distributions for Ether. GenEthOs is free, EthOs is not. Both are based on Ubunut. What's the difference between EthOS and GenEthOs?
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How do I bind geth to a specific network interface?

Currently geth listens on all interfaces (0.0.0.0:30303). I need to bind the main port 30303 to only a specific network interface in the device, which would normally be accomplished by specifying a ...
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Is it possible to mount ~/.ipfs folder to an external drive? [closed]

Please note that this question is related to IPFS (https://ipfs.io). Is it possible to mount ~/.ipfs folder to an external device (such as: hard-disk, network drive, WD My book etc.)? This will help ...
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CPU usage while GPU mining

I'm thinking about installing extra videocards for GPU mining on a LAMP server that I actually use for developing and/or cronjob events (such as backups and similar), so I'd like to ask if this setup ...
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Ethereum-Wallet-linux64-0-7-2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - sync completed, but the main UI don't shows up

I'm trying to run Ethereum-Wallet-linux64-0-7-2 on a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installation - block sync completed successfully, but the main UI don't shows up. I assume that's because 16.04 is released ...
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Why do truffle compile or migrate commands fail silently?

Truffle v5.0.3 config: truffle-config.js module.exports = { // See <http://truffleframework.com/docs/advanced/configuration> networks: { development: { host: "127.0.0.1", //also ...
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In parity, how can I delete the last blocks I downloaded without corrupting the database?

I have found the blockchain data in parity. I go to overlayrecent folder and from there to the db folder. It looks like the blocks are the .sst files. How can I delete the last blocks I downloaded ...
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MIX issues on Windows

I've been involved with Ethereum for few months and am getting really excited about the functionalities it offers. Actually I'm trying to develop some contracts and deploy on the blockchain. I use ...
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How to update Geth on Ubuntu without using the PPA

I originally downloaded Geth using the instructions on the original (read: old) Ethereum homepage, using a curl command in a Bash one-liner. I now want to update to a version that will support ...
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Which is the best (most H/s) open source NVidia driver for Linux (any distro)

I have tested my GTX 860M on Arch Linux with two diffrent drivers, but the diffrence is insignifiant (<0.3 MH/s). Is there a specific combo of NVidia driver + Linux Distro that gets most out of a ...
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Unable to upgrade Truffle

I am trying to update Truffle on Ubuntu 18.04. I currently have version 5.1.33 of Truffle installed on my system. u/lc2530hz:~$ truffle version You can improve web3's peformance when running Node.js ...
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How much memory do I need to mine any blocks on my lockal network?

I have linux box with 5Gb of memory: osboxes@osboxes ~/node1 $ free total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 5176876 158360 3536464 ...
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Errors running claymore on linux

My claymore miner running on my Linux Mint mining rig was running fine but now this is happening? ETH: Stratum - Connected (eth-eu1.nanopool.org:9999) ETH: Authorized Setting DAG epoch #115... server:...
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cpp-ethereum (Homestead) starts resyncing blockchain

I just installed cpp-ethereum 1.2.2 in order to upgrade to Homestead. When eth is started it begins to re-sync the blockchain from block 1, while the whole blockchain is already on my machine. Is ...
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Unable to install geth on my Azure Ubuntu 12.4

Somehow, I am unable to install from this location: bash <(curl -L https://install-geth.ethereum.org) getting the error below: error unable to install geth screenshot:
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Firewall blocks interactions with geth peers and it is not clear how to fix it

Input: geth on port 30303 port 30303 forwarding is enabled on router uPnP is disabled on router UFW firewall is enabled with the following rules: $ sudo ufw status verbose ...
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Is there a non-Electron based 100% open source wallet for Linux

I have tried nearly all desktop wallets, they are either based on Electron which does not run great on a Raspberry Pi with X11 Forwarding or don't seem to be open source, some have at least some ...
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How to deploy a smart contract in a server?

I have developed a smart contract and compiled it with solc and bin and abi fils have been generated. Now, I want to deploy this contract using web3js in a linux server. How can I do it?
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Problem to install web3 module. Ubuntu

It just doesnt work. I have spent hours looking on the internet and no solution seems to work for me. root@ewerton-azevedo-blockchainlab-5299615:/home/ubuntu/workspace# npm install ethereumjs-...
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ethminer benchmarking mode llvm error

I recently installed ethminer from the new active repository: https://github.com/ethereum-mining/ethminer ethminer --version returns: ethminer version 0.11.0.dev0 Build: Linux/g++/Release My OS ...
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Can't see GPU when starting with rc.local (Linux)

I'm mining ethereum on my Linux Mint mining rig with the claymore miner. I can manually launch my miner with the command line but if I try to start the miner with /etc/init.d/rc.local then I get the ...
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Syntax highlighting for Solidity VS Code extension not working on linux

Even if the extension installation completes correctly, syntax highlighting does not work.
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Ethereum Mining 3 Geforce 1070

If someone would mine with three GeForce 1070 cards on Ubuntu 16.04, is it necessary to plugin the SLI bridges?
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Geth full node stuck on “Migrating ancient blocks”. Normal?

I'm resurrecting my geth node after being offline since late 2018. I copied the old data dir to my server and compiled the latest stable geth. Everything was fine at first, but now sync seems to have ...
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What if there is an interruption in the geth sync process

I run geth attach command that s currently doing some sync with the blockchain. I can see the status in the geth JavaScript console like, When I execute the command of eth.syncing, The output is, ...
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Problem with first sync in revived Ropsten Ethereum

Hello everyone i would like to sync to Ropsten test network for the first time.I use linux mint.First i followed the instruction here and execute the commands sudo apt-get install software-properties-...
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How can I solve the runtime error I'm having while trying to download the Ethereum blockchain?

I've installed core-geth successfully and started downloading the Ethereum blockchain on Ubuntu (20.04.02 LTS), to an external SSD, with the following command: sudo geth --syncmode fast --cache 256 --...
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GETH node works on Apache but not on ExpressJs

I had a running GETH node linked to my localhost (hosted with Apache) , I had to migrate the project on a ExpressJs running on port 3000 and now I have Error: CONNECTION ERROR: Couldn't connect to ...
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Memory usage and limits for go-ethereum

geth (and swarm) seem to require a lot of memory, and there are also reports that they tend to an all you can eat approach to system limits. 1) What are the actual memory requirements for geth? 2) ...
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Profiling OpenCL Kernels on Linuix

I'm trying to carry out some reasarch on the performance of Ethminer, specifcally I'm looking to get data for any OpenCL kernels that are created during the mining process. I'm trying to assess the ...