New to mining with geth.

Kheu2000Kheu2000 Member Posts: 2

I have set Geth and ethereum up on my macbook.
Now, when i run geth --mine --minerthreads=4

Then it just says:
I1121 12:46:41.789435 92224 worker.go:557] commit new work on block 1 with 0 txs & 0 uncles. Took 954.982µs
I1121 12:46:41.792262 92224 ethash.go:220] Generating DAG for epoch 0 (size 1073739904) (0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000)
I1121 12:46:42.632700 92224 ethash.go:237] Done generating DAG for epoch 0, it took 840.437021ms

Is it syncronising or what is it doing by now? The fan is going all crazy on the macbook.
I cant find anything about this any where. Hope you can help me.

thanks :)


  • farwarefarware Member Posts: 116
    edited November 2015
    Geth: The tool forwarding your work to the blockchain
    Ethminer: The tool used for actual mining

    Read the documentation

    You cant mine with a macbook only use it to run geth. Mac is expensive. Either build a rig or dont waste your time unless you want to break your Macbook.

    Also the card in your macbook is probably not sufficient only good enough to run a miner

    You need to run geth and then point ethminer to your geth instance. Start geth with -rpc and -rpcport and lookup all the flags

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  • Kheu2000Kheu2000 Member Posts: 2
    Thank you for your reply.

    I found a solution, and got the macbook up and runing. Just only cpu mining, not gpu. The graphiccard dosent have enough memory to do the mining on gpu.

    Was only setting the macbook up, to learn how to mine. Got it installed on my windows computer, and are now mining with gpu.

    It took some time to learn how things works out. But now its running

    Thanks again :)
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