Install latest/edge of helium-miner

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

Make sure snap support is enabled in your Desktop store.

Install using the command line

sudo snap install helium-miner --edge

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helium-miner is only available on the unstable edge channel. It could break and change often.

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Miner for helium blockchain (developer version)

+++++ NOTE !!! +++++ This miner will not mine HNT for you. Actual mining requires hardware keys to be available on your gateway that are only available on actual helium miner gateway hardware ! Without such hardware it will run, but not generate HNT.

If you are running on an actual HNT Gateway, please edit the {key, ...} entry in /var/snap/helium-miner/common/config/sys.config to make it talk to the i2c slot holding the key.

For more detail visit https://docs.helium.com/mine-hnt/ +++++ NOTE !!! +++++

Miner for the helium blockchain. This snap requires multiple interfaces to be connected before the miner daemon can start.

 snap connect helium-miner:log-observe
 snap connect helium-miner:hardware-observe
 snap connect helium-miner:network-control

After connecting these interfaces the miner daemon will automatically start. All variable data and log files are stored under /var/snap/helium-miner/common

If you run this snap on an officially approved helium hotspot, you can allow access to an i2c attached key via

 snap connect helium-miner:i2c pi:i2c-1

To talk directly to the miner daemon you can use the shipped helium-miner command like below.

 helium-miner info summary

The genesis blockchain api can be found in /var/snap/helium-miner/common/miner/update/genesis You can use the "helium-miner genesis load ..." command pointing to that directory to load and update the blockchain api.

The miner daemon registers as com.helium.Miner to the system dbus of the host

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  • 25 August 2021


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