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For those of you who want to mine X11 or X13-based altcoins like Darkcoin, X11coin, Boostcoin, Digitcoin, Marucoin, etc…etc…, here’s an updated image with the latest modded sgminer (the one with higher hashrates). This is built on top of my previous Scrypt/Scrypt-N image, so it’s all straight-forward if you have been using it so far.
With this new image, you will be able to do 3Mh/s with X11 and 2.5Mh/s with X13 on R9 280X graphic card. (And more or less depending on which graphic card you use. E.g. R9 290X will obviously have higher hashrates. You can use on any AMD graphic cards yes.)
First, download the latest X11/X13 image and follow Steps 1 thru 3 here. For Step 1, use the new X11/X13 image!!!
Step A. You can type “nano /home/litecoin/sgminer/sgminer.conf” to edit the sgminer configuration files, you will be able to change the pool info to yours.
To run X11, make sure kernel settings is like this:
To run X13, make sure kernel settings is like this:
Save when done.
Step B. To start the cgminer, simply type, “sh testdark.sh”. If you see “FAILED!”, it means it’s successful. (Sorry I forgot to edit that part while writing the script.) This will run cgminer in the background.
Step C. To actually see cgminer running, type “cgm”. To get out of it, press Ctrl + a + d. If you want to quit cgminer, type “q” instead.
Step C. Once you get everything working great, you can enable auto-start script, which will start cgminer automatically upon boot, power-failure, lock-up, etc…etc…
Type “nano /etc/cron.d/saupdate” and remove the “#” from the this line and save:
#*/4 * * * * root sh /home/litecoin/testdark.sh
I’ve also included some extra code you can comment out to restart your machine at a certain time of the day or every couple hours. This is a good idea since your graphic cards may go down sometimes, I usually reboot my rigs at least once a day and if the rig has more problems, every 3 hours.
Once that’s done, cron job will automatically check every 4 minute for cgminer and start it if its not running.
If you want to run Scrypt or Scrypt-N, see Steps 4 thru 7 here.
If you want to know how I built this image, see here.
That’s it! I hope you guys get some good run on X11 and X13 coins.
As a final note, making money with cryptocurrency these days don’t depend on the hottest coin “right now” but rather mining new altcoins when they launch. Most new altcoins now have PoW (Proof-of-Work), which is mining with rigs, followed by PoS (Proof-of-Stake), which is holding coins in your wallet and getting paid with interest. This also effectively removes any new ASICs having a drastic impact on the graphic miners.
Currently, I am mining Boostcoins, which is an X13 algorithm and PoW mining is almost done so when that is done, I will be mining new coins that launch. It makes no sense nor is it profitable to mine any coins that have been out for awhile.
Coin hopping? Yes, that is probably the only way to make money these days. The good part? Whoever still has massive amounts of graphic card rig hashing power will be the only miners left in the end. DO NOT BUY ASICs, ROI on those things are horrible! At least your graphic card rig hold market value because you can resell it for at least 75% of what you paid for or even just part out and sell the graphic cards, which hold value unlike ASICs.
I’ve spent $25K on Gridseeds and Gridseed Blades, now those ASICS I bought only 2 months ago are worth less than $5K. I am so mad I did that, don’t be like me, keep your graphic card rig running!!! ASICs are out there to make money for companies who sell the ASICs, don’t be fooled into the biggest scam of all. And yes, I am STILL waiting for my BFL 300Gh/s Bitcoin rig I ordered back in December 2013 that I paid $3000. The company has no updates whatsoever, I hope they go bankrupt soon and spend the rest of their life in JAIL, seriously. FU*K THEM.Like my tutorial? You can send me coins!
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