Working with Linux mining OS is entirely different from Windows mining. If you are tech-savvy and you know your way around Linux, it will be probably very easy for you to discover all different msOS actions and options. For those that are still learning their way around Linux, we have prepared 10 msOS commands that will save you when mining on minerstat mining OS.
To monitor your mining OS directly from the browser, open your worker’s profile and click on the local IP for local access or your public IP for remote access. To log in to the mining OS use the username
minerstat and password
1. CTRL + ALT + F1
The first command will come handy if you are booting up mining OS and it got stuck. The first boot usually takes a few minutes longer, but if you see no changes, connect a screen to your rig (use GPU HDMI) and press
F1. This will turn the screen on and you will be able to see what is going on.
The most helpful command is the command that shows help and all available commands. Type
mhelp to see which commands can be executed directly from the console. Some of them will be presented in the detail in continuation, but you can find the list of all of them by typing
To temporary change, the keyboard layout, use the command
mlang with the language you want to use. Some examples:
If there is anything wrong with the system or Nvidia drivers can’t control your GPUs, you can use
mrecovery to restore the system and everything to default.
5. miner & agent
To see what is going on in your mining console, type
miner. This will show you the mining client’s output and help you to see if the configs are not set properly or if there are any problem with pool or wallet address you used.
To see what is going on on the agent’s side, type
agent. This will show msOS outputs and help you see the latest actions. You will also be able to see the miner’s screen.
6. CTRL + A + D
To close the mining client’s output, press
D. This will return you to the console where you will be able to enter all other commands.
7. Update config.js file
Sometimes it happens that you just enter the wrong access key or worker’s name. In this case, you will need to edit the
config.js file and the standard procedure (plug USB out of the rig, plug USB in the computer, change the config.js file, plug USB back in the rig) can be a real pain. If you don’t have time, connect to your rig through the console and edit the file from there.
- Type to the console:
sudo nano /media/storage/config.js
- This will open the
config.jsdirectly from your rig.
- Edit it like in any text editor.
Xto close the
- The system will ask you if you want to save changes. Press
Yto choose “Yes” and
Enterto confirm your choice.
config.jsis now updated, you only need to reboot the machine.
- Type the command
If you were changing the ClockTune profiles on the dashboard and want to see the immediate change on your mining rig, type
mclock. This will download the overclocking settings from the dashboard and load them to the rig.
9. Debug mode
If your mining client is acting weirdly and you want to debug the process, follow the next steps.
Cto stop the mining.
- Type in
sudo node startto start the mining client in the debug mode.
To stop debugging, close the tab and type in
mstart to (re)start the mining process in regular mode.
mfind helps you identify the GPU. It is started by typing
mfind GPUID. So for example, if you type
mfind 0, it will set all fans to 0%, except for the GPU with the ID 0 for a few seconds. The GPU with turned on fans is the GPU with ID 0.
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