Hours of frustration


#1

im stumped. now in addition to my spacebar not working and havingto use a virtual keyboard, icant for the lifeofme get the miner to do anything useful.

debug:
2016-10-30 21:01:20 Zcash version v1.0.0-rc4 (2016-10-27 13:48:23 +0100)
2016-10-30 21:01:20 Using OpenSSL version OpenSSL 1.1.0b 26 Sep 2016
2016-10-30 21:01:20 Using BerkeleyDB version Berkeley DB 6.2.23: (March 28, 2016)
2016-10-30 21:01:20 Default data directory /home/jackstraw/.zcash
2016-10-30 21:01:20 Using data directory /home/jackstraw/.zcash
2016-10-30 21:01:20 Using config file /home/jackstraw/.zcash/zcash.conf
2016-10-30 21:01:20 Using at most 125 connections (1024 file descriptors available)
2016-10-30 21:01:20 Using 4 threads for script verification
2016-10-30 21:01:20 scheduler thread start
2016-10-30 21:01:20 Loading verifying key from /home/jackstraw/.zcash-params/sprout-verifying.key
2016-10-30 21:01:20 Loaded verifying key in 0.000037s seconds.
2016-10-30 21:01:20 Binding RPC on address ::1 port 8232 (IPv4+IPv6 bind any: 0)
2016-10-30 21:01:20 Binding RPC on address 127.0.0.1 port 8232 (IPv4+IPv6 bind any: 0)
2016-10-30 21:01:20 Using wallet wallet.dat
2016-10-30 21:01:20 init message: Verifying wallet...
2016-10-30 21:01:20 CDBEnv::Open: LogDir=/home/jackstraw/.zcash/database ErrorFile=/home/jackstraw/.zcash/db.log
2016-10-30 21:01:20 Bound to [::]:8233
2016-10-30 21:01:20 Bound to 0.0.0.0:8233
2016-10-30 21:01:20 Cache configuration:
2016-10-30 21:01:20 * Using 2.0MiB for block index database
2016-10-30 21:01:20 * Using 32.5MiB for chain state database
2016-10-30 21:01:20 * Using 65.5MiB for in-memory UTXO set
2016-10-30 21:01:20 init message: Loading block index...
2016-10-30 21:01:20 Opening LevelDB in /home/jackstraw/.zcash/blocks/index
2016-10-30 21:01:20 Opened LevelDB successfully
2016-10-30 21:01:20 Opening LevelDB in /home/jackstraw/.zcash/chainstate
2016-10-30 21:01:21 Opened LevelDB successfully
2016-10-30 21:01:21 LoadBlockIndexDB: last block file = 0
2016-10-30 21:01:21 LoadBlockIndexDB: last block file info: CBlockFileInfo(blocks=1, size=1700, heights=0...0, time=2016-10-27...2016-10-27)
2016-10-30 21:01:21 Checking all blk files are present...
2016-10-30 21:01:21 LoadBlockIndexDB: transaction index disabled
2016-10-30 21:01:21 LoadBlockIndexDB: hashBestChain=055e4f392d6d63715db7b42e70a43c1faf99d5959a8e03ada11ac34a03e78667 height=0 date=2016-10-27 03:45:45 progress=1.000000
2016-10-30 21:01:21 init message: Verifying blocks...
2016-10-30 21:01:21 block index 287ms
2016-10-30 21:01:21 init message: Loading wallet...
2016-10-30 21:01:21 nFileVersion = 1000028
2016-10-30 21:01:21 Keys: 102 plaintext, 0 encrypted, 102 w/ metadata, 102 total
2016-10-30 21:01:21 ZKeys: 0 plaintext, 0 encrypted, 0 w/metadata, 0 total
2016-10-30 21:01:21 wallet 65ms
2016-10-30 21:01:21 init message: Activating best chain...
2016-10-30 21:01:21 mapBlockIndex.size() = 1
2016-10-30 21:01:21 nBestHeight = 0
2016-10-30 21:01:21 setKeyPool.size() = 101
2016-10-30 21:01:21 mapWallet.size() = 0
2016-10-30 21:01:21 mapAddressBook.size() = 1
2016-10-30 21:01:21 init message: Loading addresses...
2016-10-30 21:01:21 Loaded 52 addresses from peers.dat 0ms
2016-10-30 21:01:21 AddLocal([2601:283:4300:7c30:7df2:ca40:8010:a75]:8233,1)
2016-10-30 21:01:21 Discover: IPv6 wlp3s0: 2601:283:4300:7c30:7df2:ca40:8010:a75
2016-10-30 21:01:21 AddLocal([2601:283:4300:7c30:f392:8082:376:3c7e]:8233,1)
2016-10-30 21:01:21 Discover: IPv6 wlp3s0: 2601:283:4300:7c30:f392:8082:376:3c7e
2016-10-30 21:01:21 dnsseed thread start
2016-10-30 21:01:21 net thread start
2016-10-30 21:01:21 init message: Done loading
2016-10-30 21:01:21 opencon thread start
2016-10-30 21:01:21 addcon thread start
2016-10-30 21:01:21 ZcashMiner started
2016-10-30 21:01:21 ZcashMiner started
2016-10-30 21:01:21 ZcashMiner started
2016-10-30 21:01:21 msghand thread start
2016-10-30 21:01:21 ZcashMiner started
2016-10-30 21:01:32 P2P peers available. Skipped DNS seeding.
2016-10-30 21:01:32 dnsseed thread exit
2016-10-30 21:05:42 keypool reserve 2
2016-10-30 21:05:42 keypool return 2

./src/zcash-cli getpeerinfo:
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~/zcash/./src/zcash-cli getinfo:
{
"version" : 1000028,
"protocolversion" : 170002,
"walletversion" : 60000,
"balance" : 0.00000000,
"blocks" : 0,
"timeoffset" : 0,
"connections" : 1,
"proxy" : "",
"difficulty" : 1.00000000,
"testnet" : false,
"keypoololdest" : 1477853938,
"keypoolsize" : 101,
"paytxfee" : 0.00000000,
"relayfee" : 0.00005000,
"errors" : "This is a pre-release test build - use at your own risk - do not use for mining or merchant applications"

conf. file:
addnode=mainnet.z.cash
rpcuser=skinnykinney
rpcpassword=****
gen=1
genproclimit=4
equihashsolver=tromp

What am i doing wrong?
forgive me if all of a suddenit is working and i missed it, as i just restarted the miner--daemon and redid a new .zcash folder and made a bak of the old-- onlyy fix/possible solution ive found just wanted to make this postbefore i threw ny laptop off a bridge...'

also, doineed to be in a mining pool? if so, any recommendatons and how-to?

thankyou all in advance i apologizefor my typing and n00bness


#3

also, when in normak miner window it says

  • You have validated 0 transactions!
  • You have contributed 0.0000 Sol/s on average to the network solution rate.
  • You have completed 0 Equihash solver runs.

#4

well okay then thanks for the helpful reply....


#7

"errors" : "This is a pre-release test build - use at your own risk - do not use for mining or merchant applications"

I don't have this. How did you install zcash?


#8

"errors" : "This is a pre-release test build - use at your own risk - do not use for mining or merchant applications"

I got this as well when I downloaded from a guide.

Use "git checkout v1.0.0" not git checkout v1.0.0-rc or anything different


#9

So it sounds like you built from the github source directly.

What OS are you using?

Also that error says that you should not be using this version for serious mining, unless you want to contribute to development of zcash.

What git commit is your repository at?
My guess is that you should be at this git commit:


Which is the latest referenced here: https://github.com/zcash/zcash/releases

If you're not sure how to check for this in git, that's alright. Would you be open to using the debian or ubuntu package download system instead?


#10

im currently running linux mint cinnamon, so i followed the ubuntu guide (https://github.com/zcash/zcash/wiki/1.0-User-Guide]

as far as my repo and gitcheckout i used this:

$ git clone https://github.com/zcash/zcash.git
$ cd zcash/
$ git checkout v1.0.0
$ ./zcutil/fetch-params.sh


#11

Did this ever appear in your terminal?

Yes, I am aware that the miner is not running.
This screenshot was taken to display the final result in Terminal.


#12

yes that appears, as of the last couplet tries here it stays stuck at

"messages:
error opening block database
doyou want to rebuild the database now?
init message: activating best chain..."


#13

I think it's trying to sync the latest block chain.
Does it let you rebuild your block database?

Also I have found that installing ZCash GUI is good way to check if you are synced to the latest block chain.

If this fails then you might need to clean your zcash build and rebuild it.
Meaning deleting the zcash folder. (you don't have to delete .zcash folder)


#14

Feel free to post screenshots of your error messages.


#15

thank you for the help its super appreciated! going to go ahead and try this from scratch again, ill take screenshots of any errors or abnormalities


#16

samething, above all the lines [not sure why its repeating now ]


#17

ah,running as root i get

when i put ~/zcash/./src/zcash-cli getinfo
i get