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Help struggling to get going!

I've got an ASIC miner. I'm trying to mine BTC. I've got MacMiner up and running, but struggling with the settings.

At the moment I'm just getting:

[2018-02-04 01:04:50] /Applications/MacMiner.app/Contents/Resources/bfgminer/bin/bfgminer: -c: JSON decode of file '/Users/Julian/Library/Application Support/MacMiner/bfgurls.conf' failed
unexpected newline

[2018-02-04 01:04:50] /Applications/MacMiner.app/Contents/Resources/bfgminer/bin/bfgminer: -c: JSON decode of file '/Users/Julian/Library/Application Support/MacMiner/bfgurls.conf' failed
unexpected newline

I'm set up for SHA-256
stratum+tcp://stratum.mining.eligius.st:3334
username my bitcoin address
password my bitcoin address

I actually want to mine XVG, but can't get that to work either.

Could anyone help me.

Many thanks in advance. I'll check in in the morning it's 1am, so unlikely anyone will see this. Cheers.

Comments

  • I'm guessing a newline was copy pasted in to the miner setup, either edit
    /Users/Julian/Library/Application Support/MacMiner/bfgurls.conf
    manually, you can do so in the gpu miner options panels 'Edit config file manually'

  • Thank you for commenting. I am so bad at this, I don't actually know what to do if I were to edit it!!! Ultimately I'd love to mine XVG, would you be able to help me configure for this or point me in the right direction. I don't even know which 'set up for a pool' is best, I'm guessing it's skrypt (litecoin, dogecoin etc). username, my address. password, my address or XVG. I'm so sorry I'm absolutely rubbish at this.

  • You said you have an ASIC? Most ASICs can only mine one algorithm, some can do both SHA256 and scrypt. What ASIC do you have?

    You have to set up the algorithm your pool is using, whatever pool you've chosen. For GPU mining XVG with MacMiner you'll have to use scrypt but CPU mining you could also use Lyra2REv2 or X17.

  • Woohoo, I've got it going. I think I'm mining XVG!!!

    I'm using Scrypt (Litecoin, Dogecoin etc)
    Pool: stratum+tcp://s.antminepool.com:9016
    Username: my XVG address
    Password XVG

    Rig running at 55.25 Gh

    The only thing I don't know, is how I monitor the XVG I'm mining. When I originally mined bitcoin on Elgius it showed what you were mining.

    I can't see it on the AntMinePool. You submit your wallet address, then it vanishes.

  • It was running fine, had 175 accepts, but it seems you can't mine XVG on AntMinePool, even though it's on the list. Back to the drawing board.

  • I think I can mine both SHA-256 and Scrypt. I don't actually know what rig I have!!! It's a butterflylabs rig, I'm not sure how to find out the rest!!! Sorry.

  • Still getting nowhere :(

    Getting this again.

    [2018-02-04 21:17:42] /Applications/MacMiner.app/Contents/Resources/bfgminer/bin/bfgminer: -c: JSON decode of file '/Users/Julian/Library/Application Support/MacMiner/bfgurls.conf' failed
    unexpected newline near '"'

    [2018-02-04 21:17:42] /Applications/MacMiner.app/Contents/Resources/bfgminer/bin/bfgminer: -c: JSON decode of file '/Users/Julian/Library/Application Support/MacMiner/bfgurls.conf' failed
    unexpected newline near '"'

    Pool settings: Scrypt (Litecoin, Dogecoin etc)
    Pool: stratum+tcp://ispace.co.uk:4110
    Password: My XVG address
    Username: My XVG address

    I don't understand how I got it working at one point in an antminepool, but I cannot get it firing up any more. If only I had a more techie mind.

  • Help, I'm so lost here, I've been trying all week to get my ASIC (BFG) Miner going. Can anyone walk me through this.

    I still get this:

    [2018-02-08 19:18:45] /Applications/MacMiner.app/Contents/Resources/bfgminer/bin/bfgminer: -c: JSON decode of file '/Users/Julian/Library/Application Support/MacMiner/bfgurls.conf' failed
    unexpected newline

    I'm set up for SHA-256
    stratum+tcp://stratum.mining.eligius.st:3334
    username my bitcoin address
    password my bitcoin address

    You mentioned manually you can edit this in the gpu miner options panels 'Edit config file manually'

    I genuinely don't know what to do here.

    I'll mine anything, especially what would be classed as the best coin to work on an FPGA/ASIC rig.

    Happy to donate for your time, once I've got some coins.

    Many thanks

  • The new update to MacMiner, 1.5.60, should prevent issues around accidental input in pool info. Please update to that and re-enter your pool info.

  • Many thanks. I've uploaded the new version. Miner is starting up and looking to get going then it slows down and I get:

    [2018-02-12 22:42:26] BFL 0a: Received unexpected queue result response:
    [2018-02-12 22:42:27] BFL 0a: Received unexpected queue result response:

    [2018-02-12 22:42:27] BFL 0a: Received unexpected queue result response:
    [2018-02-12 22:42:27] BFL 0a: Received unexpected queue result response:

    [2018-02-12 22:42:27] BFL 0a: Received unexpected queue result response:
    [2018-02-12 22:42:27] BFL 0a: Received unexpected queue result response:

    [2018-02-12 22:42:27] BFL 0a: Received unexpected queue result response:
    20s:26.56 avg:41.18 u:42.25 Gh/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:152/.34%
    [2018-02-12 22:42:27] BFL 0a: Received unexpected queue result response:

    [2018-02-12 22:42:27] BFL 0a: Received unexpected queue result response:
    [2018-02-12 22:42:27] BFL 0a: Error: Get temp returned empty string/timed out

    Can you help me. Sorry.

  • Latest. Looked like it was firing. Got 2 Accepts.

    Then this, then back to above. :( :(

    [2018-02-12 22:52:56] Started bfgminer 5.4.2-unknown
    [2018-02-12 22:52:56] Loaded configuration file /Users/Julian/Library/Application Support/MacMiner/bfgurls.conf
    [2018-02-12 22:53:40] CL Platform 0 vendor: Apple
    [2018-02-12 22:53:40] CL Platform 0 name: Apple
    [2018-02-12 22:53:40] CL Platform 0 version: OpenCL 1.2 (Sep 6 2017 16:05:06)
    [2018-02-12 22:53:40] Platform 0 devices: 1
    [2018-02-12 22:53:40] 0 Iris Pro
    [2018-02-12 22:53:40] Unable to load ati adl library
    [2018-02-12 22:53:40] Probing for an alive pool
    [2018-02-12 22:53:40] Testing pool http://bitcoinpool.com:8334
    [2018-02-12 22:53:40] Testing pool http://pool.fabulouspanda.co.uk:9332
    [2018-02-12 22:53:40] Testing pool http://mining.eligius.st:3334
    [2018-02-12 22:53:42] Stratum authorisation success for pool 2
    [2018-02-12 22:53:42] Switching to pool 2 http://mining.eligius.st:3334 - first alive pool
    [2018-02-12 22:53:42] Network difficulty changed to 2.87T (20.58E)
    [2018-02-12 22:53:42] New block: ...8341924a9ae8acf5 diff 2.87T (20.58E)
    [2018-02-12 22:53:42] Stratum from pool 2 detected new block
    [2018-02-12 22:53:42] Pool 2 is hiding block contents from us
    [2018-02-12 22:53:42] Init GPU thread 16 GPU 0 virtual GPU 0
    [2018-02-12 22:53:42] CL Platform vendor: Apple
    [2018-02-12 22:53:42] CL Platform name: Apple
    [2018-02-12 22:53:42] CL Platform version: OpenCL 1.2 (Sep 6 2017 16:05:06)
    [2018-02-12 22:53:42] List of devices:
    [2018-02-12 22:53:42] 0 Iris Pro
    [2018-02-12 22:53:42] Selected 0: Iris Pro
    [2018-02-12 22:53:42] BFL 0: Opened /dev/cu.usbserial-1410
    [2018-02-12 22:53:42] initCl() finished. Found Iris Pro
    [2018-02-12 22:53:42] API running in IP access mode on port 4028
    [2018-02-12 22:53:42] Selecting poclbm kernel
    [2018-02-12 22:53:42] Error -30: Clearing output buffer for goffset test kernel (clEnqueueWriteBuffer)

    [2018-02-12 22:53:42] Error -30: Clearing output buffer for goffset test kernel (clEnqueueWriteBuffer)
    [2018-02-12 22:53:44] New best share: 1
    [2018-02-12 22:53:44] New best share: 2
    [2018-02-12 22:53:44] New best share: 25
    [2018-02-12 22:53:45] Initialising kernel poclbm.cl without bitalign, 1 vectors and worksize 256
    [2018-02-12 22:53:45] New best share: 41
    [2018-02-12 22:53:51] New best share: 116
    [2018-02-12 22:53:53] New best share: 140
    [2018-02-12 22:53:54] New best share: 8.28k

    20s:20.78 avg:53.65 u:54.29 Gh/s | A:1 R:0+0(none) HW:0/none
    20s:34.34 avg:54.70 u:52.88 Gh/s | A:1 R:0+0(none) HW:3/.60%
    [2018-02-12 22:54:37] New best share: 51.1k
    20s:42.57 avg:55.00 u:55.28 Gh/s | A:2 R:0+0(none) HW:4/.51%
    20s:47.69 avg:55.20 u:55.14 Gh/s | A:2 R:0+0(none) HW:5/.48%
    20s:50.49 avg:55.14 u:54.71 Gh/s | A:2 R:0+0(none) HW:5/.39%
    20s:52.46 avg:55.21 u:55.24 Gh/s | A:2 R:0+0(none) HW:6/.39%
    20s:53.66 avg:55.26 u:55.23 Gh/s | A:2 R:0+0(none) HW:7/.39%
    [2018-02-12 22:56:10] Stratum connect failed to pool 0: Connection timed out after 30004 milliseconds
    [2018-02-12 22:56:10] Stratum connect failed to pool 1: Connection timed out after 30004 milliseconds
    [2018-02-12 22:56:10] Pool 0 slow/down or URL or credentials invalid
    [2018-02-12 22:56:10] Pool 1 slow/down or URL or credentials invalid
    20s:54.32 avg:55.27 u:55.75 Gh/s | A:2 R:0+0(none) HW:9/.43%

  • Looks to me like your BFL is dead unfortunately.

  • [2018-02-12 23:01:03] Started bfgminer 5.4.2-unknown
    [2018-02-12 23:01:03] Loaded configuration file /Users/Julian/Library/Application Support/MacMiner/bfgurls.conf
    [2018-02-12 23:01:48] CL Platform 0 vendor: Apple
    [2018-02-12 23:01:48] CL Platform 0 name: Apple
    [2018-02-12 23:01:48] CL Platform 0 version: OpenCL 1.2 (Sep 6 2017 16:05:06)
    [2018-02-12 23:01:48] Platform 0 devices: 1
    [2018-02-12 23:01:48] 0 Iris Pro
    [2018-02-12 23:01:48] Unable to load ati adl library
    [2018-02-12 23:01:48] Probing for an alive pool
    [2018-02-12 23:01:48] Testing pool http://bitcoinpool.com:8334
    [2018-02-12 23:01:48] Testing pool http://pool.fabulouspanda.co.uk:9332
    [2018-02-12 23:01:48] Testing pool http://mining.eligius.st:3334
    [2018-02-12 23:01:49] Stratum authorisation success for pool 2
    [2018-02-12 23:01:49] Switching to pool 2 http://mining.eligius.st:3334 - first alive pool
    [2018-02-12 23:01:49] Network difficulty changed to 2.87T (20.58E)
    [2018-02-12 23:01:49] New block: ...ca1526d9d978f04c diff 2.87T (20.58E)
    [2018-02-12 23:01:49] Stratum from pool 2 detected new block
    [2018-02-12 23:01:49] Pool 2 is hiding block contents from us
    [2018-02-12 23:01:50] Init GPU thread 16 GPU 0 virtual GPU 0
    [2018-02-12 23:01:50] CL Platform vendor: Apple
    [2018-02-12 23:01:50] CL Platform name: Apple
    [2018-02-12 23:01:50] CL Platform version: OpenCL 1.2 (Sep 6 2017 16:05:06)
    [2018-02-12 23:01:50] List of devices:
    [2018-02-12 23:01:50] 0 Iris Pro
    [2018-02-12 23:01:50] Selected 0: Iris Pro
    [2018-02-12 23:01:50] BFL 0: Opened /dev/cu.usbserial-1410
    [2018-02-12 23:01:50] initCl() finished. Found Iris Pro
    [2018-02-12 23:01:50] API running in IP access mode on port 4028
    [2018-02-12 23:01:50] Selecting poclbm kernel
    [2018-02-12 23:01:50] Error -30: Clearing output buffer for goffset test kernel (clEnqueueWriteBuffer)

    [2018-02-12 23:01:50] Error -30: Clearing output buffer for goffset test kernel (clEnqueueWriteBuffer)
    [2018-02-12 23:01:50] Initialising kernel poclbm.cl without bitalign, 1 vectors and worksize 256
    [2018-02-12 23:01:51] New best share: 1
    [2018-02-12 23:01:51] New best share: 10
    [2018-02-12 23:01:52] New best share: 12
    [2018-02-12 23:01:52] New best share: 30
    [2018-02-12 23:01:53] New best share: 34
    [2018-02-12 23:01:54] New best share: 48
    [2018-02-12 23:02:05] New best share: 100

    20s:20.61 avg:53.19 u:52.76 Gh/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:0/none
    [2018-02-12 23:02:10] New best share: 302
    20s:34.41 avg:54.71 u:53.84 Gh/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:3/.59%
    [2018-02-12 23:02:39] New best share: 348
    [2018-02-12 23:02:40] New best share: 385
    20s:42.53 avg:54.93 u:54.14 Gh/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:3/.39%
    20s:47.47 avg:55.02 u:55.23 Gh/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:3/.29%
    [2018-02-12 23:03:23] New best share: 911
    20s:50.69 avg:55.17 u:55.21 Gh/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:3/.23%
    20s:52.49 avg:55.20 u:54.91 Gh/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:4/.26%
    20s:53.69 avg:55.25 u:54.39 Gh/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:7/.39%
    [2018-02-12 23:04:18] Stratum connect failed to pool 0: Connection timed out after 30000 milliseconds
    [2018-02-12 23:04:18] Stratum connect failed to pool 1: Connection timed out after 30000 milliseconds
    [2018-02-12 23:04:18] Pool 0 slow/down or URL or credentials invalid
    [2018-02-12 23:04:18] Pool 1 slow/down or URL or credentials invalid
    20s:54.33 avg:55.26 u:54.08 Gh/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:8/.40%
    [2018-02-12 23:04:48] Testing pool http://bitcoinpool.com:8334
    20s:54.41 avg:55.18 u:53.48 Gh/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:9/.40%
    20s:54.83 avg:55.21 u:53.94 Gh/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:10/.40%
    20s:54.94 avg:55.20 u:53.60 Gh/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:10/.36%
    20s:55.26 avg:55.25 u:53.89 Gh/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:11/.36%
    20s:55.20 avg:55.24 u:53.85 Gh/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:12/.37%
    20s:55.09 avg:55.22 u:54.00 Gh/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:13/.37%
    [2018-02-12 23:06:43] New best share: 1.2k
    20s:55.02 avg:55.20 u:53.99 Gh/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:15/.40%
    20s:54.98 avg:55.18 u:54.08 Gh/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:19/.47%
    [2018-02-12 23:07:18] Stratum connect failed to pool 0: Connection timed out after 30002 milliseconds
    [2018-02-12 23:07:18] Testing pool http://pool.fabulouspanda.co.uk:9332
    20s:55.13 avg:55.19 u:54.09 Gh/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:22/.51%
    20s:54.89 avg:55.15 u:53.95 Gh/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:23/.51%

  • Oh no. How can you tell FP? Is there any way I can get it going again?

  • It's what the errors you posted suggest. I'm not sure whether anyone has managed to get them working again after that starts happening, but I guess you could try reapplying thermal paste or some such if you have any ability with hardware.

  • I got the CG miner going and was ticking over nicely. Now it's all stopped, even my Artic Power supply. Is there anywhere in the UK that does repairs that you know of?

  • Not that I know of, it's quite specialist - back when they were still operational you'd have send them back to BFL for repairs.

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