this is a solo mining tutorial tested on linux Ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit.
You will need also an ASIC USB Block Erupter or other ASIC device(s) supported by cgminer.
as a normal user, run the following commands:
mkdir workdir cd workdir mkdir mediterraneancoin cd mediterraneancoin wget http://www.mediterraneancoin.org/downloads/build-mediterranenancoin-linux32-64-0.8.5.1.tgz tar -xvzf build-mediterranenancoin-linux32-64-0.8.5.1.tgz
now run for the first time mediterranenancoind with the -server option:
if this is the first run of mediterranenancoind (or mediterranenancoin-qt), you will get an error:
Error: To use the "-server" option, you must set a rpcpassword in the configuration file: /home/marco/.mediterraneancoin/mediterraneancoin.conf It is recommended you use the following random password: rpcuser=mediterraneancoinrpc rpcpassword=<suggested password> (you do not need to remember this password) The username and password MUST NOT be the same. If the file does not exist, create it with owner-readable-only file permissions. It is also recommended to set alertnotify so you are notified of problems; for example: alertnotify=echo %s | mail -s "mediterraneancoin Alert" [email protected]
so, create and edit a file /home/<username>/.mediterraneancoin/mediterraneancoin.conf containing the lines:
rpcuser=mediterraneancoinrpc rpcpassword=<choose your rpc password>
then, start the daemon:
bin/64/mediterraneancoind -server -daemon
Now the daemon is configured to respond to getwork methods and running in the background.
You will have to wait for the daemon to download the blockchain.
The archive downloaded previosly contains also mcproxy.
From the same directory from where you launched mediterranenancoind, give the following command:
java -jar bin/mcproxy.jar --help
mcproxy requires Java 1.6 or greater.
The more recent Java platforms with a HotSpot VM have a very good performance, thus the use of a Java software during mining can be acceptable, as a first release.
If the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is installed on your linux distro, you should get the following result:
parameters: -s: hostname of wallet/pool (default: localhost) -p: port of wallet/pool (default: 9372) -b: bind to local address (default: ) -l: local proxy port (default: 8080) -v: verbose
If this works, then start the proxy with the default parameters:
java -jar bin/mcproxy.jar &
ok, now mcproxy is running in the background and ready to receive getwork requests from the miners, and proxy it to mediterranenancoind daemon.
You can build the modified cgminer from source tree on github.
Or download the binaries from here: http://www.mediterraneancoin.org/downloads/linux64-cgminer-mediterraneancoin.tgz
This build has the following options:
--enable-avalon --enable-bflsc --enable-bitforce --enable-bitfury --enable-hashfast --enable-icarus --disable-knc --enable-bab --enable-klondike --enable-modminer
Here are the commands to download and run the binary of the modified cgminer:
cd .. mkdir cgminer-mediterraneancoin cd cgminer-mediterraneancoin wget http://www.mediterraneancoin.org/downloads/linux64-cgminer-mediterraneancoin.tgz tar -xvzf linux64-cgminer-mediterraneancoin.tgz
In order to start solo mining, you need now the rpcuser and rpcpassword you define before:
./cgminer -o http://localhost:8080 -u mediterraneancoinrpc -p <your rpc password>
Now you can start solo mining!
After a while, you should start getting messages like this:
AMU0 | (5s):335.6M (avg):337.0Mh/s | A:33 R:0 HW:2 WU:0.0/m [2014-01-03 22:15:01] Accepted 9ae7819a Diff 2/0 AMU 0
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