Here are some tips for beginners about network, mining, etc.

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Install driver for Ethernet e1000e.
Install driver for Ethernet Killer e220X (X can be 0 or 5, or other e220X).
Integrated Network card on my motherboard desn't work.
Stop autostart mining.
If you want to see some statistics while your cgminer is mining.
Example of config for two cards.
Enable mgpumon status.
Change cgminer 3.7.2 to cgminer 3.7.2-kalroth.
Change cgminer 3.7.2 to sgminer 4.1.0.
Change cgminer 3.7.2 to sgminer SPH (x11 mining)
Install vertminer on SMOS Linux (manuel start)
Install Keccak cgminer on SMOS Linux (manuel start)
For 6 cards, error with boot, error with start


Network Simple Tips

1. If your network droping after some time, you need to delete network manager to fix it.
apt-get remove network-manager network-manager-gnome

2. If you dont know IP of your RIG, the best way to find out is accessing in ruter, and look it dhcp list. If you using monitor you can see IP on your desktop.

3. The best way to set up static IP on your rig is via ruter. Find does your ruter have MAC reservation, put MAC address of your rig and static IP. You have video in video section how to static IP.

4. If you using e1000e, this is the way how to configure network:
Installation:
cd /root/smos/network/e1000e-2.5.4/
cd src
make install
modprobe e1000e
coldreboot

5. If you using Ethernet Killer e2205, this is the way how to configure network:
Installation:
cd /root/smos/network/backports-3.10-2/
make defconfig-alx
make
make install
modprobe alx
coldreboot

6. Integrated Network card on my motherboard desn't work.
Some modern motherboards seems had problem with SMOS Linux this distro won't properly recognize the network card. In this tip we show you how to fix this problem.

The alx driver provide support for:
AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet
AR8162 Fast Ethernet
QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet
QCA8172 Fast Ethernet
atl1c provides support for these chipsets:
AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet
AR8132 Fast Ethernet
AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet
AR8152 v1.1 Fast Ethernet
AR8151 v1.0 Gigabit Ethernet
AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet
Click on the LIST, to see other supported drivers with this compat.

Type in terminal:
cd /root/smos/network/compat-drivers-2013-03-04-u/
cd scripts
If your network card is on atl1c group, than type atl1c against alx
./driver-select alx
make
make install
If your network card is on atl1c group, than type atl1c against alx
modprobe alx
Type in terminal this commands to put up your network.
ifconfig eth0 up
dhclient eth0
We suggest to reboot rig after all this steps.
If your netowrk doesnt work after reboot. Type again this commands:
ifconfig eth0 up
dhclient eth0


Mining Tips

1. If you dont like auto mining start. You need to edit bamt.conf and delay it:
nano /etc/bamt/bamt.conf
Find this line:
start_mining_init_delay: 20
And change it to:
start_mining_init_delay: 9999999999999

2. Enable mgpumon status:
Open bamt.conf file:
nano /etc/bamt/bamt.conf
When you open it, delete # from these two lines:
# do_direct_status: 192.168.1.10
# do_mgpumon: 1
It should look like this:
do_direct_status: 192.168.1.10
do_mgpumon: 1
Also you need to change your IP. You will see this IP:
do_direct_status: 192.168.1.10
You need to change it of your rig when you enabling this status. Example of your IP 192.168.4.210:
do_direct_status: 192.168.4.210

3. If you want to see some statistics while your cgminer is mining:
screen -r cgminer
And you will see your cgminer. After your look it, just click on the window X, and close it shell, or putty.

4. This is example of config for two cards. In this case 7950 Saphire i 7970 Club 3D.
"api-listen" : true,
"intensity" : "20,20",
"vectors" : "1",
"worksize" : "256,256",
"kernel" : "scrypt",
"gpu-fan" : "100,70",
"temp-cutoff" : "85",
"temp-overheat" : "75",
"temp-target" : "70",
"expiry" : "60",
"gpu-dyninterval" : "7",
"log" : "5",
"queue" : "1",
"retry-pause" : "5",
"scan-time" : "40",
"scrypt" : true,
"temp-hysteresis" : "3",
"shares" : "0",
"shaders" : "1792,2048",
"thread-concurrency" : "24768",
"gpu-thread" : "1",
"gpu-engine" : "1180,1050",
"sharethreads" : "32",
"lookup-gap" : "2",
"gpu-powertune" : "20,20",
"gpu-memclock" : "1650,1650"

5. Change cgminer 3.7.2 to cgminer 3.7.2-kalroth
wget http://www.smos-linux.org/upgrade/kal.sh
chmod +x kal.sh
./kal.sh

6. Change cgminer 3.7.2 to sgminer 4.1.0
wget http://www.smos-linux.org/upgrade/sgminer.sh
chmod +x sgminer.sh
./sgminer.sh


6. Change cgminer 3.7.2 to sgminer SPH (for x11 mining)
wget http://www.smos-linux.org/upgrade/sgminer-sph.sh
chmod +x sgminer-sph.sh
./sgminer-sph.sh

7. Install verminer on SMOS Linux (manuel start)
wget http://www.smos-linux.org/upgrade/vert.sh
chmod +x vert.sh
./vert.sh

8. Install Keccak cgminer on SMOS Linux (manuel start)
wget http://www.smos-linux.org/upgrade/keccak.sh
chmod +x keccak.sh
./keccak.sh


For 6 cards, error with boot, error with start X

1. You have problem with more then 3,4,5 cards, or you cant boot SMOS. This is solution. Turn off your rig by command halt. After your rig turns off, plugout USB. When you plugout USB, plugin USB on windows machine. Open SMOS label, and goes to the syslinux folder. You will see file named live.cfg, delete it. And DOWNLOAD it file from here (DOWNLOAD name is linked), extract it, and put it in the folder.

In the future it will be new tips, this is just for start. If you have some tips, send it to [email protected]

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