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macOS Installation: BFG Miner (Crypto Miner Software)

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:07 pm
by macminergod
BFGMiner is a modular ASIC/FPGA miner written in C, featuring dynamic clocking, monitoring, and remote interface capabilities.



Install BFG Miner on macOS



1. Download bfgminer 5.4.2 for macOS here.


2. Unzip bfgminer-5.4.2-mac.zip and go into the folder /bfgminer/bin/ and double-click bfgminer. You will get a prompt to allow it to run:

Bfgminer Cant Be Opened Macos Allow
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3. Next, you will need to input a Bitcoin mining pool address and login information. We joined the BTC mining pool at https://pool.btc.com/

Bfgminer Macos Login Terminal
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4. Now you will be at this screen with a notice: NO DEVICES FOUND

Bfgminer Setup Macos Terminal Screen
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5. Press "M" and then "+" buttons to get to "Enter Target" screen. Finally, type auto.

Bfgminer Setup Macos Terminal Screen Add Device
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6. Hit enter.


7. Next, we will change the pool management. Hit "p" then "c". Choose "4" for Balance strategy. Finally, press enter again.

Bfgminer Mac Change Management Pool Balanced
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Re: macOS Installation: BFG Miner (Crypto Miner Software)

Posted: Tue May 18, 2021 5:30 am
by 711charo
When I get to this point, the BFG miner says

[2021-05-17 22:28:32] Attempting to reinitialize OCL 0
[2021-05-17 22:28:32] OCL 0 being re-enabled
[2021-05-17 22:28:32] Error -11: Building Program (clBuildProgram)
[2021-05-17 22:28:32] Error -45: Creating Kernel from program. (clCreateKernel)

[2021-05-17 22:28:32] OCL 0: Failed to load kernel
[2021-05-17 22:28:32] OCL 0 failure, disabling!
[2021-05-17 22:28:32] OCL 0 being disabled

and this part dosent seem correct

ST:3 F:0 NB:7 AS:0 BW:[ 50/ 2 B/s] E:0.00 BS:0
0 | 0.0/ 0.0/ 0.0 h/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:0/none
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
OCL 0: | OFF / 0.0/ 0.0 h/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:0/none

Re: macOS Installation: BFG Miner (Crypto Miner Software)

Posted: Tue May 18, 2021 9:48 pm
by macminergod
711charo wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 5:30 am When I get to this point, the BFG miner says

[2021-05-17 22:28:32] Attempting to reinitialize OCL 0
[2021-05-17 22:28:32] OCL 0 being re-enabled
[2021-05-17 22:28:32] Error -11: Building Program (clBuildProgram)
[2021-05-17 22:28:32] Error -45: Creating Kernel from program. (clCreateKernel)

[2021-05-17 22:28:32] OCL 0: Failed to load kernel
[2021-05-17 22:28:32] OCL 0 failure, disabling!
[2021-05-17 22:28:32] OCL 0 being disabled

and this part dosent seem correct

ST:3 F:0 NB:7 AS:0 BW:[ 50/ 2 B/s] E:0.00 BS:0
0 | 0.0/ 0.0/ 0.0 h/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:0/none
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
OCL 0: | OFF / 0.0/ 0.0 h/s | A:0 R:0+0(none) HW:0/none
What is your Mac model exactly?

Re: macOS Installation: BFG Miner (Crypto Miner Software)

Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 4:33 am
by 711charo
macOS high Sierra (version 10.13.6)
mid 20120
processor 2.4GHz intel core Duo
GPU NVIDA GeForce 320M 256MB

Re: macOS Installation: BFG Miner (Crypto Miner Software)

Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 3:39 pm
by macminergod
Model? Exactly please

Re: macOS Installation: BFG Miner (Crypto Miner Software)

Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 11:00 pm
by 711charo
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro7,1

MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010)
Model Identifier: MacBook7,1
Part Numbers: MC516xx/A
Newest compatible operating system: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
Tech Specs: MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010)

Re: macOS Installation: BFG Miner (Crypto Miner Software)

Posted: Fri May 21, 2021 11:24 am
by macminergod
Are you using bfgminer-5.4.2-mac/bfgminer/bin/bfgminer app?

Re: macOS Installation: BFG Miner (Crypto Miner Software)

Posted: Fri May 21, 2021 9:55 pm
by 711charo
Thanks for replying back all week, yes I downloaded bfgminer 5.4.2 for macOS then open bin/bfgminer which opens a Terminal and ask for the URL

Re: macOS Installation: BFG Miner (Crypto Miner Software)

Posted: Sat May 22, 2021 3:19 pm
by macminergod
711charo wrote: Fri May 21, 2021 9:55 pm Thanks for replying back all week, yes I downloaded bfgminer 5.4.2 for macOS then open bin/bfgminer which opens a Terminal and ask for the URL
Ok, I will retest their latest version when I can on my MacBook Pro. Sorry, very busy. I will get back to you.

Re: macOS Installation: BFG Miner (Crypto Miner Software)

Posted: Tue May 25, 2021 6:11 am
by 711charo
okay, I am using btc.com for the pool