10 msOS commands that will save you

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3 min readOct 6, 2018


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 msos.

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 CTRL + ALT + F1. This will turn the screen on and you will be able to see what is going on.

2. mhelp

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 mhelp.

3. mlang

To temporary change, the keyboard layout, use the command mlang with the language you want to use. Some examples:

  • German: mlang de
  • Russian: mlang ru
  • Swedish: mlang se

4. mrecovery

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 CTRL + A + D. This will return you to the console where you will be able to enter all other commands.

7. mworker

Sometimes it happens that you entered the wrong access key or worker’s name or you forgot to edit the config.js file. In this case, you can run the following command directly from msOS:


Replace ACCESSKEY with your access key and WORKERNAME with your worker’s name.

8. mclock

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.

  1. Press CTRL + C to stop the mining.
  2. Type in sudo node start to 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.

10. mfind

The command mfind helps you identify the GPU. It is started by typing mfind GPU BUS ID. So for example, if you type mfind 03.00.0, it will set all fans to 0%, except for the GPU with the bus ID 03.00.0 for a few seconds. The GPU with fans running is the GPU with ID 03.00.0.

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