How to Mine Ethereum on centOS 7

Mining on centos7 seems to be a labor and existing guides are outdated or hard to find. Here is one updated and written for our times:

Make sure you have git installed:
yum install git
git clone
cd go-ethereum
make geth
The full command to start geth will look something like this
/go-ethereum/build/bin/geth account list

Use a symbolic link so you can use geth without the long filepath
ln -s /go-ethereum/build/bin/geth /usr/local/bin/geth

The command below should now work
geth account list

It will not return any result because you don’t have any accounts created or imported. If you don’t have a ethereum address, then you can create a new one by typing geth account new

If you do have an account already create a new file and paste the unencrypted private key like so as shown below:

Create a new file named “pass”
touch pass

Edit that file, you can use any editor, i use the editor nano
nano pass
paste the unencrypted key, Ctrl+X to save and exit it.

Now have geth import that file with its key
geth account import pass

Now make sure that account is imported:
geth account list

Protect the unencrypted pass file, don’t ever let anyone touch it or lose it
chmod 700 pass
Chmod prevents other users from using it or seeing it.

Then start mining:
geth –mine –minerthreads=2

Now I recommend installing screen and running it in a screen so you can use the terminal for other business or run geth in the background using the & flag.

For screen
yum install screen

Then mine and hold ctrl + A + D, this will detach the screen but keep it open

You can return to that screen session by typing
1161 screen -r

That’s it!

Split-Tunnel Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client & IBM AT&T Global Network Client VPN

So you have Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and IBM AT&T Global Network Client VPN and you need to use both? Well have no fear, you can use both. In your windows, right click the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, then “Open AnyConnect”, from there click on the gear on the left side in the GUI to open up settings. In the Settings dialog menu, go to Preferences tab and check “Allow local (LAN) access when using VPN (if configured). This close the dialogue, disconnect from both VPN and reconnect to Cisco AnyConnect then IBM VPN and you should be able to use both.

Hope that helps,

KVM Viewer / Slack Skin

When you need to use a KVM, here is a tried and tested KVM viewer, the TightVNC Viewer which you can download here:


If you use Slack and you want a nice skin, use the CSS codes below:



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