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run pimp without monitor? possible



  • our mining rigs are 100km far away from us. we can`t go there if one do not start. we need a solution to start up the computer via remote maintenance and start the rigs. but completely without a monitor
    At the moment we are still testing the rigs, but it turns out that only the rig starts up properly and starts the monitor. all others do not drive up



  • i mean: what do i do in case of power failure
    so i need a monitor again?


  • Staff

    You can buy a dummy hdmi dongle that fakes a display, and just plug it in.

    -or-

    You can add a fake display with X.. Basicly you just need a virtual framebuffer. Lots of choices, and each has a manual you should read... but it kinda goes like this:

    apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-dummy
    

    Next configure it up by editing the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, something like this:

    Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Configured Video Device"
        Driver      "dummy"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier  "Configured Monitor"
        HorizSync 31.5-48.5
        VertRefresh 50-70
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier  "Default Screen"
        Monitor     "Configured Monitor"
        Device      "Configured Video Device"
        DefaultDepth 24
        SubSection "Display"
        Depth 24
        Modes "1024x800"
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    

    This creates a fake display that allows the computer to believe a head is connected, and everything should kick along as expected.

    OR :) again.. you can just buy an hdmi dongle to run headless.... Plug and play!



  • ======= PiMPUP: Install/Update Miners Menu =======
    Please choose a miner from the list to install or update.
    [1] (amd) sgminer-gm: multialgo [sgminer..conf]
    [2] (amd) sgminer-pascal (PascalCoin)
    [3] (amd) sgminer-tpruvot (Signatum/Sigt/Skunk)
    [4] (amd) ethminer: ethash [ethminer.amd.pcfg]
    [5] (amd) optiminer 2.1.2: equihash/zcash/zcl/zen [optiminer.equihash.pcfg]
    [6] (amd) claymore 12.6: zcash/equihash [claymore.zcash.pcfg]
    [7] (amd) claymore dual 11.1: eth+dcr/lbry/sia/pascal [claymore.dual.pcfg]
    [8] (amd) claymore xmr amd 10.2: [claymore.xmr.amd.pcfg]
    [9] (amd) sgminer-lbrycrd: lbc [sgminer.lbry.conf]
    [10] (amd) nsgminer: neoscrypt
    [11] (amd) sgminer-revolvercoin: x11evo
    [12] (amd) sgminer-spreadcoinx11: spread
    [13] (cpu) cpuminer-multi: xmr [cpuminer-multi.xmr.pcfg]
    [14] (cpu) nheqminer: zcash/equihash [nheqminer.zcash.pcfg]
    [15] (asic) bfgminer: for usb gridseed/asics [bfg.
    .conf]
    [16] (asic) cgminer-4.3.0: for usb gridseed/asics [cgminer.*.conf]
    Enter a number, [d]elete old builds, or [q]uit: q
    [Agent: X68214 (Running) Total HR: [178.10Mh/s] Miners running [1] GPUs [AAAAAA]]
    [07:46 AM][Uptime: 0d 0:06][root@pimp2(192.168.0.126)]
    [/root]:# apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-dummy
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    xserver-xorg-video-dummy : Depends: xorg-video-abi-20
    Depends: xserver-xorg-core (>= 2:1.17.99.902)
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
    [Agent: X68214 (Running) Total HR: [178.21Mh/s] Miners running [1] GPUs [AAAAAA]]
    [07:46 AM][Uptime: 0d 0:06][root@pimp2(192.168.0.126)]
    [/root]:# clear
    [Agent: X68214 (Running) Total HR: [178.09Mh/s] Miners running [1] GPUs [AAAAAA]]
    [07:47 AM][Uptime: 0d 0:07][root@pimp2(192.168.0.126)]
    [/root]:# apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-dummy
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    xserver-xorg-video-dummy : Depends: xorg-video-abi-20
    Depends: xserver-xorg-core (>= 2:1.17.99.902)
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
    [Agent: X68214 (Running) Total HR: [178.22Mh/s] Miners running [1] GPUs [AAAAAA]]
    [07:47 AM][Uptime: 0d 0:07][root@pimp2(192.168.0.126)]
    [/root]:#
    what`s wrong?


  • Staff

    Means you need to install the dependancies. I will play with it later and see if I can get a software dummy display up. Probably use the good ole virtual frame buffer as well, but we will find one and see.

    Till then, the hardware suggestion still works.





  • thanks solved with the link above



  • next problem. (sorry cant find the right tool) i cant start dual miner. i want to mine eth with sia. eth mines well but sia couldnt start running. It shows 0,000mH/s

    What`s wrong? What do I have to enter in the file?


  • Staff

    You might want to start a new topic for the SIA question, to gain better notice by folks that might be mining that setup. Or try joining our Discord server.


  • Staff

    Thousands of pimp rigs run headless. Closing topic


 



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