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Raspberry Pi FTC mining?
I was wondering if I could mine FTC using a Raspberry Pi 3? I have tried using CPUminer, but it did not work. Is there a tutorial where someone else has accomplished this? Thanks.
You could probably do it. It would really not be profitable at all and the returns you’ll make vs the time you’ll put in to get it working isn’t really worth doing in my humble opinion.
@AcidD Thanks, any idea how I could get started on having the Raspberry Pi mine?
Yikes… at a high level. Since rPi is linux based. It “should” be a matter of compiling CPU miner for the rPI / ARM environment.
https://github.com/ghostlander/cpuminer-neoscrypt that’s the software you need to build
looking a the basic build instructions on the first page…
Basic *nix build instructions: ./autogen.sh # only needed if building from git repo ./nomacro.pl # only needed if building on Mac OS X or with Clang ./configure CFLAGS="-O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -DASM -DOPT -DMINER_4WAY -DSHA256" make
Later on it mentions ARM builds
Architecture-specific notes: ARM: No runtime CPU detection. The miner can take advantage of some instructions specific to ARMv5E and later processors, but the decision whether to use them is made at compile time, based on compiler-defined macros. To use NEON instructions, add "-mfpu=neon" to CFLAGS. x86: The miner checks for SSE2 instructions support at runtime, and uses them if they are available.
at a high level…
try to build :-)
git clone https://github.com/ghostlander/cpuminer-neoscrypt.git -b master cpuminer-neoscrypt cd cpuminer-neoscrypt ./autogen.sh ./configure CFLAGS="-O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -DASM -DOPT -DMINER_4WAY -DSHA256" make
if you actually build it successfully, mining will be dead easy.
This is all basic linux and guesswork as I dont own an rPI.
I hope this helps.
You can also try to download the pre-compiled file and just run it.
@acidd The pre-compiled ones are for i386 and amd64 only. It’s possible to compile the miner on Linux ARM, but the performance on RPi is rather depressing. It’s the hardware. Although you can run a seed node there.
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performance on RPi is rather depressing. It’s the hardware. Although
this thread delights me. it has the “i like a challenge” feel all over it.
reminds me of back before i got involved in feathercoin i bought some dedicated hardware/usb chips (hey a persons gotta start somewhere) that were actually fast enough to pay back their costs in a few weeks.
@ghostlander - Yo thanks for that clarification.
I did try to tell the user the performance and time put in probably wont be worth it…:smirk: oh well.
Pi would be most effective / efficient as a controller for an ASIC.
@AcidD Thank you for your help! I’m going to try to build it.
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By the way, that was the “confused” face…