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Newbie needs help!

I've installed MacMiner on my MacPro, run the legacy pool config, set the mine to SHA-256 Bitcoin etc and this is all I get:

[2017-09-15 18:00:49] Started bfgminer 5.4.2-unknown
[2017-09-15 18:00:49] Loaded configuration file /Users/simonspear/Library/Application Support/MacMiner/bfgurls.conf
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] CL Platform 0 vendor: Apple
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] CL Platform 0 name: Apple
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] CL Platform 0 version: OpenCL 1.2 (May 10 2015 19:38:45)
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] Platform 0 devices: 2
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] 0 AMD Radeon HD - FirePro D700 Compute Engine
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] 1 AMD Radeon HD - FirePro D700 Compute Engine
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] Unable to load ati adl library
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] Probing for an alive pool
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] Testing pool http://stratum.bitcoin.cz:3333
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] Testing pool http://ask.gxsnmp.org:9332/
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] Testing pool http://elizium.name:9332
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] JSON-RPC call failed: {
"data": null,
"code": -32601,
"message": "Method not found"
}
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] Testing pool 2 stratum stratum+tcp://elizium.name:9332
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] Switching pool 2 http://elizium.name:9332 to stratum+tcp://elizium.name:9332
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] Stratum authorisation success for pool 2
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] Stratum connection to pool 2 resumed
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] Switching to pool 2 http://elizium.name:9332 - first alive pool
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] Pool 2 http://elizium.name:9332 alive
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] Pool 2 is hiding block contents from us
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] Network difficulty changed to 923G ( 6.61E)
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] New block: ...85b0ecf366451d22 diff 923G ( 6.61E)
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] Stratum from pool 2 detected new block
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] Error trying to wake notifier
[2017-09-15 18:00:55] Error trying to wake notifier
[2017-09-15 18:00:56] JSON-RPC call failed: {
"data": null,
"code": -32601,
"message": "Method not found"
}
[2017-09-15 18:00:56] Init GPU thread 0 GPU 0 virtual GPU 0
[2017-09-15 18:00:56] CL Platform vendor: Apple
[2017-09-15 18:00:56] CL Platform name: Apple
[2017-09-15 18:00:56] CL Platform version: OpenCL 1.2 (May 10 2015 19:38:45)
[2017-09-15 18:00:56] List of devices:
[2017-09-15 18:00:56] 0 AMD Radeon HD - FirePro D700 Compute Engine
[2017-09-15 18:00:56] 1 AMD Radeon HD - FirePro D700 Compute Engine
[2017-09-15 18:00:56] Selected 0: AMD Radeon HD - FirePro D700 Compute Engine
[2017-09-15 18:00:56] initCl() finished. Found AMD Radeon HD - FirePro D700 Compute Engine
[2017-09-15 18:00:56] Init GPU thread 1 GPU 1 virtual GPU 1
[2017-09-15 18:00:56] CL Platform vendor: Apple
[2017-09-15 18:00:56] CL Platform name: Apple
[2017-09-15 18:00:56] CL Platform version: OpenCL 1.2 (May 10 2015 19:38:45)
[2017-09-15 18:00:56] List of devices:
[2017-09-15 18:00:56] 0 AMD Radeon HD - FirePro D700 Compute Engine
[2017-09-15 18:00:56] 1 AMD Radeon HD - FirePro D700 Compute Engine
[2017-09-15 18:00:56] Selected 1: AMD Radeon HD - FirePro D700 Compute Engine
[2017-09-15 18:00:57] initCl() finished. Found AMD Radeon HD - FirePro D700 Compute Engine
[2017-09-15 18:00:57] API running in IP access mode on port 4052
[2017-09-15 18:00:57] Selecting poclbm kernel
[2017-09-15 18:00:57] Selecting poclbm kernel

followed by

Your miner was restarted automatically after a sudden stop at 18:01:16.

I should just add that none of the other 'mines' seem to work either - they all have some issue or other.

So can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong? It is obviously something fundamental, but I'm very new to this so have no idea where I am going wrong. Also please if there is an explanation page or some other start up page that I have not been able to find please let me know.

Thanks!!

Comments

  • This seems to be a fairly common problem with the trashcan Mac Pro, although it's hard to say whether that's to any extent due to the fact we're long past anyone being able to mine Bitcoin on a GPU.

    Why did you use the legacy set up btw? It has a lot of old pools that no longer exist as drop down options I think - I'd definitely recommend the newer setup or editing your .conf file manually.

    If you want to verify that it's going to work with anything, I'd suggest trying to mine Decred - much of the GPU mining facilities in MacMiner are running on sgminer which has limited functionality on macOS.

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