In this post I will show you how to gpu mine ethereum using the Geforce GTX GPU of your linux computer using a software called ethminer.
- We are using Ubuntu server version 16. (64 bits)
- We are using the MINERGATE minig pool
- Minergate will charge you a small percentage of your mining profits, something like 1.5%
Access the MINERGATE website and create an account
GEFORCE GPU INSTALLATION
Use the following commands to install the required packages to enable the Nvidia Geforce Graphic card on your linux computer.
# mkdir /downloads # cd /downloads # wget http://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/repos/ubuntu1604/x86_64/cuda-repo-ubuntu1604_8.0.44-1_amd64.deb # dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1604_8.0.44-1_amd64.deb # apt-get update # apt-get install cuda
After finishing the installation you need to edit the .bashrc file from the root user and add the following lines at its end.
# vi /root/.bashrc export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/cuda-8.0/lib64:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH export PATH=/usr/local/cuda-8.0/bin:$PATH
After finishing the installation, reboot the computer.
Use the following commands to install the ethminer software on your linux computer.
# apt-get update # apt-get install software-properties-common # add-apt-repository ppa:ethereum/ethereum # apt-get update # apt-get install ethminer
In order to start mining ethereum, use the following command:
# ethminer -C -F http://eth.pool.minergate.com:55751/[email protected] --disable-submit-hashrate
- You need to change the username [email protected] from the command above to the username that you created on the minergate website.
In our YOUTUBE channel, we offer a video showing you the step by step procedure.