Would you like to learn how to do Ethereum GPU mining? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to GPU mine Ethereum using the software Ethminer and a Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU on a computer running Ubuntu Linux.

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Tutorial - Ethereum GPU Mining GTX 1080

Create a new account on the Minergate website to become a member of the mining pool

On the Linux console, use the following command to update the package database.

# apt-get update

Download and install the Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU driver.

# mkdir /downloads/driver –p
# cd /downloads/driver
# wget https://developer.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/9.1/Prod/local_installers/cuda-repo-ubuntu1704-9-1-local_9.1.85-1_amd64
# dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1704-9-1-local_9.1.85-1_amd64
# apt-key add /var/cuda-repo-9-1-local/7fa2af80.pub

Download and install the most recent Nvidia GTX 1080 patch.

# cd /downloads/driver
# wget https://developer.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/9.1/Prod/patches/1/cuda-repo-ubuntu1704-9-1-local-cublas-performance-update-1_1.0-1_amd64
# dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1704-9-1-local-cublas-performance-update-1_1.0-1_amd64

Update the APT-GET database and install the CUDA package.

# apt-get update
# apt-get install cuda

Edit the .bashrc file from the root user and add the following lines at its end.

# vi /root/.bashrc

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/cuda-9.1/lib64:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
export PATH=/usr/local/cuda-9.1/bin:$PATH

Now, you need to reboot your computer.

# reboot

As our last step, download and extract the Ethminer software.

# cd /downloads
# wget https://github.com/ethereum-mining/ethminer/releases/download/v0.14.0.dev2/ethminer-0.14.0.dev2-Linux.tar.gz
# tar -zxvf ethminer-0.14.0.dev2-Linux.tar.gz
# cd bin
# install -sv ethminer /usr/local/bin/

To start the Ethereum GPU mining use the following command, as an example:

# ethminer -U -S eth.pool.minergate.com:45791 -u virtualcoin.videos@gmail.com

As a requirement, you need to change the username virtualcoin.videos@gmail.com from the command above to your username.

Keep in mind that the username virtualcoin.videos@gmail.com was used only as an example.

The computer was able to obtain the following hashrate: 21.07 Mh/s