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D02. Mining | XMR Stak Linux Guide

Quinton edited this page Mar 21, 2019 · 3 revisions

How to Set Up XMR-Stak on Linux

Native binaries may be available for your distribution's package manager.

If no binaries are available, or you prefer to compile, follow these instructions:

Ubuntu 16.04

If you want to use your GPU for mining, do the following:

For nVidia GPU’s

  • Install drivers for your card

  • Download the latest CUDA Toolkit from here.

  • Download the base installer and follow the compilation instructions

  • Download every patch one-by-one in order and apply the patches

  • After that, you should be good.

For AMD GPU’s

  • Install drivers for your card

  • download the latest APP SDK from here. It should have the name AMD-APP-SDKInstaller-v(version number)-GA-linux64.tar.bz2

  • Extract it

  • Open the terminal wherever it is located

  • (optional) name it to something simpler

  • In the terminal, type ./(name).sh

  • After installing, you should be good.

Running with CPU, AMD & nVidia GPUs

  1. Open the terminal and install dependencies by running this command

sudo apt install libmicrohttpd-dev libssl-dev cmake build-essential libhwloc-dev

  1. Clone the package

git clone https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak.git

  1. Make a directory

mkdir xmr-stak/build

  1. Move over there

cd xmr-stak/build

  1. Run cmake

cmake ..

  • If you don’t have nVidia GPUs, type:

cmake .. -DCUDA_ENABLE=OFF

  • If you don’t have AMD GPUs, type

cmake .. -DOpenCL_ENABLE=OFF

  • If you have neither (only CPU mining) type

cmake .. -DCUDA_ENABLE=OFF -DOpenCL_ENABLE=OFF

  1. Finish building it

make install

  1. XMR-Stak will now be located in /home/user/xmr-stak/build/bin

  2. Type the following to begin configuration

./xmr-stak

  1. Check XMR-Stak Setup and Configuration to learn how to configure the miner.
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