Updates and Change Log


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    For previous archived changelog. go here:

    Archived Change Log (2014-2017)


    Note: Newest is now at the bottom, so we can add more easily to the thread.


    pimp-2.4.1-all: Released 20171216:

    RE-IMAGE ONLY - Not available via pimpup
    Added Nvidia 1070Ti GPU support.
    Added NVIDIA/AMD Combination rigs support!
    (Nvidias before AMDs!!)
    Yes, This is the best image for ALL AMD & NVIDIA & Mix-and-match GPUs! (Except some people with AMD R 7000/200/300 series may still get better hashrates with the old 1.9 fglrx distribution.)
    Added PolarisBiosEditor Visual Video BIOS editor for AMD GPUs to local GUI/RDP desktop. Save, Edit, Replace AMD BIOS from a GUI or the console.
    Upgraded to new custom 4.15 AMD+NVIDIA PiMP kernel with integrated AMD Core drivers with PiMP performance mods.
    Upgraded to new custom 384.98 nvidia drivers with PiMP performance mods.
    Upgraded all system packages, miners, and pimp/minerfarm software.
    Upgraded key validation to notify the user when the disk is not writeable, preventing validation.
    Upgraded gputool, bootdetect, pimpup, and pimp app to support combination NVIDIA/AMD rigs.
    Updated firefox homepage and shortcuts in GUI for easier support.
    Added atitool for more amd tweaking ability.
    Added code to provide good RDP screen resolution with no monitor required.
    Added discord app to GUI for easier support.
    Fixed and cleaned up many small bugs and old remnants.

    pimp-2.4.2-all Released 20180107

    RE-IMAGE ONLY - Not available via pimpup
    Updated to amdgpu-pro 17.50 drivers.
    Updated all system packages and pimp software.
    Updated desktop background for readability.
    Removed many unwanted system packages.
    Added more help icons to the GUI desktop.
    Added more and updated existing imaging tools in release zip.
    Fixed bootloader to boot more reliably.
    Fixed zip archive to unzip more reliably.
    Fixed and cleaned up many small bugs and old remnants.

    20180116 pimpup:
    Updated helpme to prepare for infrastructure changes.
    Fixed gputool --status for AMD cards.

    20180125 pimpup:
    Improved network detection and reliability fixes.

    pimp-1.9.31-fglrx - released 20180204

    Changelog since 1.9-rc16b:

    Image only, not available via pimpup.
    Upgraded all system packages.
    Upgraded all miners with pimpup.
    Upgraded log rotation scheme to save space.
    Upgraded some network security features.
    Updated background images.
    Reduced image size by removing unnecessary packages.
    Fixed Network IP not detected on first or second boot on some networks.
    Fixed grub warning "gfxmode not found"
    Fixed X didn’t work on boot without pimpup.
    Fixed networking and stability and key verification issues.
    Integrated all pimpups and previous fixes below.
    Removed clonezilla/gparted from image and from boot menu.
    Added more desktop icons and resources, and firefox shortcuts.
    Added discord app to GUI.
    Added PolarisBiosEditor to GUI.
    Added atitool to terminal commands available for BIOS modification.

    • KNOWN Bugs or Limitations: Limitation: gputool does not support fglrx due to driver limitations. Fans/Clocks for these legacy GPUs can be set using bios mods, or the miner conf/pcfg.

    pimp-2.3.31-amd and pimp-2.3.31-nvidia: Released 20180204

    These images are point releases to provide ongoing legacy support.
    RE-IMAGE ONLY - Not available via pimpup

    Upgraded all system packages.
    Upgraded all miners with pimpup.
    Upgraded log rotation scheme to save space.
    Upgraded some network security features.
    Updated background images.
    Reduced image size by removing unnecessary packages.
    Fixed Network IP not detected on first or second boot on some networks.
    Fixed grub warning "gfxmode not found"
    Fixed X didn’t work on boot without pimpup.
    Fixed networking and stability and key verification issues.
    Integrated all pimpups and previous fixes below.
    Removed clonezilla/gparted from image and from boot menu.
    Added more desktop icons and resources, and firefox shortcuts.
    Added discord app to GUI.
    Added PolarisBiosEditor to GUI.
    Added atitool to terminal commands available for BIOS modification.

    pimp-2.5-all: Released 20180210

    Image only, not availabie via pimpup
    Upgraded all system packages, pimpups and miners to date.
    Upgraded to new custom pimp-4.15-cheesesteak kernel.
    Upgraded amdgpu-pro drivers and nvidia drivers to latest available for this kernel.
    Added grub boot menu item "PiMP with VEGA support", this enables new kernel DC mode driver for newer AMD cards only.
    (to make this the default, change GRUB_DEFAULT=0 to GRUB_DEFAULT=1 in /etc/default/grub and run update-grub)
    Patched meltdown and spectre vulnerabilities for better security.

    20180211 pimpup:
    Fixed RDP to stay running after disconnect.
    Updated gputool reporting of AMD clock values.
    Updated gputool --config --quiet to default to yes: apply values even if a miner is running.
    Updated pimp --test to connect to non-api miners.
    Added support for new optiminer-equihash, bminer-equihash, dstm-equihash, and ccminer-phi-anxmod miners.

    New miners in pimpup:
    (amd) optiminer 2.1.2: equihash/zcash/zcl/zen [optiminer.equihash.pcfg]
    (nvid) ccminer-phi-anxmod v1.0: phi [ccminer.phi.pcfg]
    (nvid) bminer v5.3.0: zcash/equihash [bminer.equihash.pcfg]
    (nvid) dstm v0.5.8: zcash/equihash [dstm.equihash.pcfg]

    New profiles in pimp --add:
    1511 (amd) optiminer 2.1.2: equihash/zcash/zcl/zen [optiminer.equihash.pcfg]
    2107 (nvid) ccminer: lyra2v2 [ccminer.lyra2v2.pcfg]
    2211 (nvid) ccminer-phi-anxmod v1.0: phi [ccminer.phi.pcfg]
    2511 (nvid) bminer v5.3.0: zcash/equihash [bminer.equihash.pcfg]
    2521 (nvid) dstm v0.5.8: zcash/equihash [dstm.equihash.pcfg]

    20180220 pimpup:
    Added ethminer for nvidia OR amd ethash mining (1451 amd / 2451 nvidia)
    Added gputool --find [ID] command to find a gpu by spinning fan up/down and blinking LED.
    Added MEMORY clock adjustment on 400 series GPUs. Requires flag in the gpu-config.json: "gpu_type" : "400"
    Added AMDPowerLimit setting to gputool to limit power usage by Watts.
    Added more helpful information to pimp and minerfarm command line functions.
    Added error checking for upstream errors in pimpup such as the PCI ID provider. (bzip error fixed.)
    Updated helpme to show lspci -vt instead of just -v for better view of devices for troubleshooting.

    20180314 pimpup:

    Updated claymore-dual to v11.4 (profile 1651/2401).
    Updated bminer to v5.5.0 (profile 2511).
    Updated dstm to v0.6.0 (profile 2521).
    Added --quiet option to allow pimp --stop all --quiet to stop all mining easily.
    Added cleanlogs command to let users clean out system and mining logs.
    Fixed bug where helpme did not show the agent/rig name.
    Fixed bug where minerfarm service caused an error, network resource exceeded.
    Updated 3.14 system files to the final decimal place.
    Increased reliability of AMD clock setting with gputool.

    20180327 pimpup:

    Added ccminer-xevan fork to mine xevan (BSD/Bitsend) on nvidia GPUs (install with pimpup.)
    Added sgminer-lyra2z fork to mine lyra2z on AMD GPUs (install with pimpup.)
    Added sgminer-lyra2z profile amd 1108 for lyra2z/2h algos (XZC/Zcoin, HPPcoin).
    Added Electroneum (ETN) to all Cryptonight profiles.
    Added ccminer.groestl.pcfg profile nv 2109.
    Added ccminer-lyra2z profile nv 2108 for lyra2z/2h algos (XZC/Zcoin, HPPcoin).
    Updated bminer to v6.0.0 (nv 2511).
    Updated ethminer to v0.15.0-pimp.
    Updated claymore dual miner to v11.5. (amd 1651, nv 2401)
    Updated siacoin in claymore.dual.pcfg to use new algo blake2s.
    Updated example pools in sgminer.groestl.conf profile amd 1105.
    Updated gputool for more accurate/stable fan controls.
    Updated gputool --find to improve ability to find a GPU by fans.
    Updated pimp --add to inform users of pimp --test and --debug options.
    Updated ethminer amd and nvidia profiles.
    Fixed ethminer reporting hashrate in the wrong scale.
    Fixed typo in ccminer.lyra2v2.pcfg to allow connection to nicehash.
    Fixed sgminer.*.conf to move fan/temp controls to the global profile.
    Fixed minerfarm agent installer to provide chdir perl module.

    PIMP-2.5.1: Released 2018-04-09

    Image only, not availabie via pimpup
    Upgraded all system packages, pimpups and miners to 20180314. Pimpup the rest.
    Upgraded nvidia CUDA libs to v9.1.85.
    Upgraded nvidia graphics drivers to 390.42.
    Upgraded AMDGPU firmware blobs to latest as of 2018-March.
    Installed teamviewer for remote access and added its desktop icon to the GUI.
    Installed nfs tools for future network sharing capabilities.
    Fixed ethminer nvidia profile.
    Fixed GPT backup partition table error.
    Fixed grub background image was not being shown.

    20180409 pimpup:

    Updated miner claymore-dual to v11.6.
    Updated miner claymore-xmr-amd to v11.3. (Must use -pow7 1 in FLAGS=, updated default pcfg.)
    Updated claymore-dual and claymore-xmr-amd packages to include reboot.sh to allow auto-reboot on GPU error in that miner. (Add -r -1 to the FLAGS= line in the pcfg to disable this)
    Updated miner bminer to v6.1.0.
    Updated minerfarm service to support upcoming pimp 3.0 generation.


  • Staff

    20180423 pimpup:

    Added xmr-stak miner for mining Monero (XMR) and other cryptonight v7+ coins (amd/nvidia/cpu profile 3201. install w/ pimpup first. pimp 2.5.1+)
    Added sgminer-raven for mining RavenCoin (RVN) and other x16r coins (amd profile 1961. install w/pimpup first.)
    Added ccminer-raven for mining RavenCoin (RVN) and other x16r coins (nvidia profile 2241. install w/pimpup first. pimp 2.5.1+)
    Added minerfarm -x command to allow deleting a profile created with minerfarm -b -c
    Updated minerfarm -b -c to tell you which profile number if it is already a managed profile.
    Fixed showme command (showme /root/gpu-config.json) to cloud paste a file correctly again.
    Updated pimp --add and minerfarm CLI to prompt them to run pimpup to install the miner if it is not installed.


  • Staff

    20180508 pimpup:

    Updated bminer to v7.0.0.
    Updated claymore-dual miner to v11.7.
    Updated xmr-stak miner to v2.4.5.


  • Staff

    PIMP-2.6: Released 2018-05-16

    sha1sum: 38f1027a8e0577eb93705c3fc2b2f839062b084a pimp-2.6.img
    Sorry, reimage only, not availabie via pimpup
    Upgraded all system packages, pimpups and miners to 20180413.
    Upgraded to pimp 4.16 stromboli kernel with amdgpu-dc and -pro drivers.
    Upgraded AMDGPU firmware blobs to latest as of 2018-March.
    Removed teamviewer, incompatibility issues.
    (Note: run pimpup again after validating to get the latest pimpups...)

    Known bugs: GUI does not login to desktop, it presents a login box. This is not correct. Reimage to 2.5.1 or simply login SSH and use the rig.


  • Staff

    20180611 pimpup:

    Added gputool --reset to rebuild a fresh gpu-config.json file.
    Added z-enemy miner for nvidia gpu mining, pimpup to install it.
    Added new nvidia gpu mining profile #2512, bminer.dual.pcfg to mine ETHASH using bminer on nvidia. (Dual mining coming soon, when bminer fixes it.)
    Added new nvidia gpu mining profile #2601, zenemy.dual.pcfg to mine X16r/xevan/phi (it's a ccminer fork.)
    Updated claymore-dual to 11.8.
    Updated bminer to 8.0.0. (Allows ethash mining)
    Updated ethminer to 0.16.0. (Allows -X mixed-rig mining to work)
    Removed ccminer-phi-anxmod (obsolete, use ccminer main branch for phi2)


  • Staff

    20180705 pimpup:

    Added cgminer.gekko.conf # 5301 for usb gekkoscience asic support (install w/pimpup)
    Added syntax highlighting for .pcfg files in nano and vim.
    Updated bminer to 9.0.0. (Allows bytom mining)
    Updated dstm to 0.6.1.
    Updated asic configs.
    Updated pimpup and pimp --stop to show more helpful information.
    Updated pimpup to say press enter instead of any key.
    Fixed typo in xorg.log in helpme.


  • Staff

    20180727 pimpup:

    Added miner logging with proper log rotation to Claymore profiles. This will improve log management to prevent disk filling.
    Added example for using OhGodaCompany's ETHlargement to /root/startup.new. Binaries will appear in new images to come.
    Added EWBFminer (at v0.4 currently) back in, profile 2501, you must install it using pimpup. This is for nvidia equihash variants (BitcoinZ, BitcoinGold, 144_5, etc.) Note: He still has not fixed the API bind error bug, so if minerfarm thinks it's not mining, try a few restarts or a reboot.
    Updated gputool: gputool gets a makeover with a ton of formatting and guidance prompting, easier to read output, better error checking, human-readable gputool –update, and the centerpiece: you will be able to define your gpus in the gpu-config file based on busid, so your settings can follow the cards when you’re working on your rigs.
    Updated lightdm log rotation to increase rig longevity.
    Updated claymore-dual to v11.9.
    Updated z-enemy nvidia miner to 1.12a.
    Updated cpu-miner profiles example pools.


  • Staff

    20180810 pimpup:

    Updated bminer to v10.0.0.
    Updated xmr-stak to v2.4.8.
    Updated zenemy to v1.15a.
    Updated helpme to show simpler output if minerfarm service is running or not.
    Updated ccminer-xevan to latest build (we call it 1.0a)
    Updated reliability of IP address detection for PiMP bash prompt and conky GUI desktop stats.
    Added LitecoinZ (LTZ), Safecoin (SAFE), SnowGem (XSG), Zelcash (ZEL) equihash 144_5 coins to bminer.equihash and ewbf.equihash profiles.
    Added bfgminer-futurebit profile 5151 for Moonlander ASIC support.
    Fixed logrotate was not properly rotating claymore and some other logs.
    Fixed ethminer stats reporting bug in PiMP 2.8 beta (beta only).
    Fixed typo in pimp app help output.


  • Staff

    20180813 pimpup:

    Internal fixes to gputool/pimpup/pimp for 2.8.2 beta - nothing fun, sorry!


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