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advice on getting started LTC mining (on OS X?)
« on: April 05, 2013, 03:57:41 PM »
I'd like to start mining, and I only have access to macintosh computers Many of them. Can someone suggest the optimal approach to mining if I have like ten OS X machines? I guess a pool is my best bet? what's a good mining app that I can run from the command line? any other advice or resources?? Many thanks...


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Re: advice on getting started LTC mining (on OS X?)
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2013, 11:26:31 AM »
I could use this info too. Only CPU mining works, but that's very slow. Send me a private message if you want a setup that works for me. But you should be able to try yourself with for example newbielink:http://ltc.kattare.com [nonactive].


All GPU miners I've tried (reaper, cgminer, diablominer) crash with an error "Trap/BPT 5" which tells me nothing and also can't be found with Google. Using ATI 5770 and Mountain Lion. Bitminter's Java client works with GPU, but that can't do Litecoins. Various binaries in the web don't work past that Trap, and I've tried some compiled-from-source-in-here binaries too.

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Re: advice on getting started LTC mining (on OS X?)
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013, 01:06:49 AM »
I got this error quite often when compiling cgminer 2.11 using these instructions.


newbielink:http://andarazoroflove.org/compiling-cgminer-with-scrypt-on-osx-mountain-lion-for-gpu-mining-ltc/ [nonactive]


I downloaded 3.11 and tried again, and it worked.

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Re: advice on getting started LTC mining (on OS X?)
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2013, 10:13:05 PM »
A lot will depend on which OSX system you are running on and what type of GPU's you have. The easiest way to probably get started to see what your machines can get is by downloading MacMiner from -
newbielink:https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=197110.0 [nonactive]


Pretty easy plug and play software for 10.6-10.8 osx with some bugs here and there still but can usually get the CPU and GPU's fired up to make a little damage via pools. Also check out the following guides to install/compile Cgminer or BFGminer for osx:


newbielink:http://blog.nwoolls.com/2013/04/24/bitcoin-mining-on-mac-os-x-cgminer-bfgminer/ [nonactive]
newbielink:http://blog.nwoolls.com/2013/05/02/litecoin-mining-on-mac-os-x-gpu-mining/ [nonactive]


If you already have macports installed please uninstall if trying to run homebrew which seems to be the way to go moving forward with OSX mining. If you are looking to do this for fun then osx mining will be great but if you really want to make some coins you might want to invest into the some PC mining rigs which seem to have a much faster hash ratio then osx. I have a newer Imac, MacBookPro w/retina display(both on 10.8) and a Mac Pro 1,1, on 10.7 but usually just use the Mac Pro with the 5770 to make any type of coins. I really just use the macbook to test as I dont trust it not overheating/breaking and the Imac maybe mines 5 hours of the day and Mac Pro maybe 12 hours of day totally maybe 1 LTC 8-10 days or .01 BTC every 2-3ish days. So as you can see I make zero-slim profit but am doing it for the fun of it it all and decided to buy LTC coins on the side if I really wanted to make any money in the longterm of cryptocurrency. My suggestion would be to start researching alt-coins and use your osx machines to each mine a different alt-coin where you could still make a coin a day in hopes that one of those coins takes off in the future. All trial and error and hope this helps get the fun started. Any other questions just ask and Ill try my best to steer you properly.

 

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