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LYCANCOIN

 

 

 

HOW TO INSTALL THE CLIENT

 

Note: These instructions are for Ubuntu 12.04 but are the same for Linux.

 

To run Lycancoin on Ubuntu/Linux, you need to download the lycancoin-qt client and install the necessary dependencies to run it. Here's how:

 

Step 1:

Before you can run the client, you need to install the necessary dependencies and build requirements. Start your terminal and type the following command to install them:

 

 

$sudo apt-get install build-essential libboost-all-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libdb5.1-dev libdb5.1++-dev git qt-sdk

 

Step 2:

Download the Ubuntu/Linux client from the main page and extract the "Lycancoin" folder and it's contents to wherever you like. I recommend your "/home/user" folder so it's easy to find in the terminal but the desktop will work.

 

Step 3:

Navigate to where you saved "Lycancoin" folder and open it up. You will find two icons named "lycancoind" (terminal based daemon) and "lycancoin-qt" (QT based wallet).

 

Before you can run either of these as executables, you need to do the following to both files:

 

- right mouse click on the file;

- select "Properties";

- select the "Permissions" tab;

- place a check in the check box labelled "Execute: Allow executing file as a program";

- While you're here, make sure the "Owner" has "Read and write" access; and

- close the "Properties" window.

 

Double-click on "lycancoin-qt" and the client will start up. Once it has finished starting, go ahead and close it down.

 

Step 4:

You need to create and put some information into a file named "lycancoin.conf". The easiest way to do this is start your terminal and type:

 

cd

cd .lycancoin

sudo nano lycancoin.conf

 

At this point, a blank file screen will open up. Type the following information into it:

 

rpcuser="yourusername"

rpcpassword="yourpassword"

addnode=107.170.241.117

addnode=107.170.30.97

addnode=76.74.219.148

addnode=76.74.178.214

 

Step 5:

You need to replace "yourusername" and "yourpassword" with your own information. Be very careful and choose a STRONG password or else someone may steal your wallet. When you're done, type CTRL-x, type "y" and hit enter. The file is now saved.

 

Step 6:

Navigate back to your "Lycancoin" folder and double-click the "lycancoin-qt" file. Your client will start back up and your ready to go.

 

 

HOW TO SOLO MINE

 

There are two ways to solo mine.

 

The first is to start mining using the client which is not the best method because it only runs your processor which is terribly ineffective once the difficulty rate starts climbing. The second is to mine using your graphics card and a third party software which is more efficient but a bit more tricky to start. You'll need to search the internet to find which miner you prefer to run.

 

SOLO MINING WITH THE CLIENT:

 

Start your Lycancoin client and click on "Mining" from the top menu bar. Click the "Start Mining" button in the upper right hand corner of the screen. That's it, you're client should start mining. To check the hash rate, hover your mouse over the Lycancoin logo in the lower right hand corner of the screen. If you see a message saying "Not mining Lycancoin" then toggle the "Start Mining" button off and on one more time. It should start on the second try.

 

SOLO MINING WITH A THIRD PART APP:

 

This part is tricky because you need to setup your client as a server through which the mining software will connect. You'll also need to search and find which Ubuntu/Linux compatible mining software you want to run. I'll show you how to prepare the your lycancoin.conf file to run as a server, you'll need to search the internet and find the Ubuntu/Linux compatible mining software you want to run.

 

Step 1:

 

Open your terminal and type the following commands:

 

cd

cd .lycancoin

sudo nano lycancoin.conf

 

Once you type "sudo nano lycancoin.conf" a blank text editor will open. Type the following information in blue:

 

rpcuser="yourusername"
rpcpassword="yourpassword"

rpcallowip=127.0.0.1
rpcport=58861
server=1
daemon=1

addnode=107.170.241.117

addnode=107.170.30.97

addnode=76.74.219.148

addnode=76.74.178.214

 

Press CTRL-x, hit "y" and press enter to save the file.

 

Step 2:

 

I'm not going to walk you through setting up which ever third party miner you chose. The instructions for installing and preparing your miner should be available where you downloaded the file. The key is to remember you must use the information you entered above in the lycancoin.conf file.