Linux GPU

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Make sure that you have already setup a wallet! You can check out Garlium or the Linux Wallet Guide.

Pool mining does not require the garlicoin network to run, but you will need an address to mine to. Pool miners can either use Garlium or follow the Linux Wallet Guide.

Solo mining requires the network to run, so please follow Linux Wallet Guide to set it up.

You most likely will have to build the miners (ccminer for pool mining, ccminer-nanashi for solo mining) and possibly also the drivers and CUDA from the source code.


NVIDIA drivers, CUDA and general setup

Nvidia driver

Make sure that your GPU can be found in this list (minimum required is Compute 5.0) and that you have the proprietary nvidia driver installed and running. You can check which driver and version are installed and loaded with

modinfo $(modprobe --resolve-alias nvidia)

If this doens't show an nvidia driver, you either don't have it installed or loaded. The driver can be found through your package manager.

For Ubuntu, you can install and load them via the settings as well, which might save you some hassle. You can find this option in Software & Updates under additional drivers. Your nvidia card should show up here and you can check the box for using the nvidia binary driver.

For Arch you can find instructions here


In order to build the miner for your GPU, you need the nvidia cuda compiler (nvcc) installed. Note that the cuda version has to match with your driver version, as older drivers don't support newer cuda versions. It is recommended to install cuda through your package manager, as it will handle version matching, or you can build it yourself. On Ubuntu run

sudo apt-get install nvidia-cuda-dev nvidia-cuda-toolkit

If you want to build it yourself, you can download it from the nvidia homepage. You need gcc version 5 or 6 to compile, which are old versions and you distro will most likely come with a newer version. On Ubuntu, install and make your computer use it, run

sudo apt-get install gcc-5 g++-5
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/gcc gcc /usr/bin/gcc-5 1
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/g++ g++ /usr/bin/g++-5 1

General setup for compiling

A few additional packages are needed to build the miner: git, gcc, autotools, automake, ssl, jansson. This might vary for you. On Ubuntu run

sudo apt-get install git build-essential libcurl4-openssl-dev libssl-dev libjansson-dev automake autotools-dev

Compiling and running the miners

Pool mining

If you have the newest cuda version (9.1), you do not need to compile anymore! A new release with allium support has been built. You can find it here

If you have cuda 9.0 or lower (8 comes with Ubuntu), clone ccminer (stay on the windows branch), and build

git clone
cd ccminer

If it successfully built, you can now run the miner and connect to a pool

./ccminer --algo=allium -o POOL -u ADDRESS --max-temp=85

Be sure to replace ADDRESS with your wallet address and POOL with the pool's address (you can find some available pools here). A safety measure has been added which prevents your graphics card from overheating (--max-temp=85). Only remove this option if you know what you are doing. You can check out a specific max temperature for your GPU here.

Solo mining

A guide for this is in the works and will be updated when tested on the mainnet

AMD Mining

This guide was tested on Ubuntu 16.04 with an AMD Radeon R9 290 and AMDGPU-PRO 17.50 drivers.


compiling fails

If you get errors with undefined reference to, it means you miss a library/package, you have the wrong version, or it can't be found.

If you get errors related to nvcc_ARCH, there might be wrong settings for your GPU in the makefile. Check this site for help.

get_work errors (solo mining)

If you get any get_work errors, then something is wrong with your network.
Here are some steps to troubleshoot:

Spamming 0 kH/s

Access is denied

Check your port configurations


If the above troubleshooting steps do not work. You can ask in the Discord chat #troubleshooting or #posix-mining or contact @Pandawan#4158 or @shiinachan#7341.

Improving Performances

Here are a few steps you can take to improve your performances. These might not work for everyone, so feel free to play around with it.


In your bat file, you can try adding --lookup-gap=2 and running it again This might improve your performances on some Nvidia GPUs, but not all.

Max Temperature

The 85C temperature is recommended for most GPUs, but some GPUs can support more.

If you are unable to mine because your GPU temp goes above 85C, you can check the max recommended temperature for your GPU (Nvidia) here: (Search for your GPU, click More Info, then on the left, click Specifications, there should be an entry called Maximum GPU Temperature (in C)).

You can then edit the --max-temp to whatever temperature you desire.

We are not responsible for any damage which might happen when mining. Use at your own risk.