I wanted to get involved in mining zcash with my new laptop, so I sat down today set everything up.
I'm pretty new to Linux Debian (my OS) and very new to mining.
I'm interested to learn but at least getting the miner started was my goal and I failed.
I installed zcash according to the guides, and I did both tests it passed with flying colors, those command being:
I had trouble getting it to start with mining. It started great the first time, but the guide didn't say to add gen=1 the first time, but to stop it and when I tried that it gave an error telling me to set my rpcpassword.
And I tinkered with the .conf file.
And I tried restarting my computer.
Long story short where I'm at now is that issuing command:
says I'm mining but also says there is an error:
Thank you for running a Zcash node!
You're helping to strengthen the network and contributing to a social good
You are mining with the tromp solver on 1 threads.
Since starting this node 0 seconds ago:
- You have validated no transactions.
[Press Ctrl+C to exit] [Set 'showmetrics=0' to hide]
could not load param file at /home/john/.zcash-params/sprout-verifying.key
Zcash in AppInit()
john@cpu1:~/zcash$ ./src/zcash-cli getinfo
error: couldn't connect to server
So I have some questions please:
1. what's wrong; how do I get this server running?
2. if I restart or turn off my computer, is my mining production retained or do I have to do something else first?