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What’s up, Miners? And welcome back to the Hobbyist Miner Channel. Today, we’ll explore our recent experience with Hive OS and our successful efforts to get our four graphic cards ticking. It was undoubtedly a team effort, and the community deserves enormous credit for their input and suggestions. You’ll discover how the use of the M2 slot and an M2 to PCIe card contributed to our success and much more.
Hive OS Booting Success
Our recent trials and tribulations with Hive OS have finally come to an end. Thankfully, our four cards are now effectively showing up in Hive OS, and our ethernet is functioning correctly. So, what led to this success, and how did we implement it?
Project success was mainly due to the community’s efforts, particularly one individual who gave us a lifeline when we most needed it. You’ll discover more about this person later in the article. Thanks to your invaluable input in the comments section, we successfully utilized the M2 slot and M2 card to get our system back up and running.
Hive OS Configuration
We are now working on configuring Hive OS, overclock settings, and ensuring our cards are performing as expected. We connected one card, the 1060, using an HDMI cable because sometimes the board ceases to work.
In the past, the system has failed to boot correctly around 75% of the time. Thankfully, Hive OS includes a command that can help us when the board decides to stop working. However, it would help if you had video for the order to run, and since our board doesn’t have onboard graphics, we needed to hook up one of our cards for this.
How the command works
After running this command, you will see a screen. At this stage, the HDMI cable off the 1060 should have provided video. If it doesn’t, or if your ethernet isn’t working, which has happened around 15 times in 20 boots so far, you should enter ‘ifconfig.’ This command pulls up all your interfaces, showing the interface ‘eth0,’ standing for ethernet 0, which is your Local Area Network (LAN). You can then type ‘ifconfig e0 down’ in the command to shut down the port from the operating system (OS) level. To turn it back on, you type ‘ifconfig e0 up.’
I want to give a big shout-out to everyone who offered their advice during this project. Your helpful comments were fundamental to the successful implementation of Hive OS and the efficiency of the ethernet. A standout contributor was Max Voltage, whose video, ‘How I Enabled My 2.5 Gigabyte Ethernet Port on Linux and Hive OS,’ helped us out of a tight spot.
Setting Up Hive OS
Our Hive OS system is now up and running, with the four cards producing effective results. In our Radeon RX 580 graphics setup, we used Team Redminer and had to configure which card to use in the system. We also had Nvidia’s GTX 1060 and the newer RTX 2080 Super. We applied the flight sheet with Ethereum on the RTX and the T-Rex miner.
The Current Status
We haven’t achieved total success yet, but we have made substantial positive steps. The 1650 Super will mine either Ethereum Classic or Ravencoin. There have been minor bugs when adding it into the flight sheet, but with some tweaking, we’re confident everything will work.
At this moment, the RX 580 is realizing around 31.8 Megahash, and with video plugged into the GTX 1060, it’s getting about 20.13 Megahash on Ethereum. Moreover, the 2080 Super is getting around 45.22 Megahash.
Conclusion: Our Journey Continues
We’ve had a couple of hiccups, but we’ve finally got Hive OS and ethernet up and running with four active GPUs. It’s a significant improvement over our previous set-up, and we couldn’t have done it without the impressive input and dedicated help from our community. We envisage a future video in which our fifth card, the Sapphire Nitro RX 580 8G, will be added to the configuration. We plan to produce a hashrate video to compare results with our current XFX RX 580 eight gig.
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