Install Bitcoin Core Ubuntu 14.04 - Set up and run a full ...

How to run Bitcoin Core 0.20.0 on Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS using a Raspberry Pi 4 (or Virtual Machine)

I was helping someone on twitter with this so I figured I'd share the information here as well so that other people would have an easier time than I did.
I'm going to explain how to do this setup on a Raspberry Pi, but note that this should work on a VM as well. You can also set up and run the node headless this way, but I will be explaining how to set up the node using a monitor that you can then later disconnect and access remotely once everything is setup.
Hardware:
-Raspberry Pi 4 (2GB RAM minimum) preferably 4GB RAM -Raspberry Pi 4 Heatsinks -Raspberry Pi 4 case -Micro HDMI cable -USB-C power cable and wall adapter -Monitor -Keyboard and mouse -Ethernet cable (Optional) -16GB or larger microSD card -500GB or larger external hard drive (SSD or portable)
Node Requirements: -50 KBps upload internet speeds (Most people should have this) -Unlimited or high data cap internet download/upload service -6 hours or longer per day dedicated run time
Okay, once you have the hardware its time to get started!
The first thing you'll need to do is install the Raspberry Pi imager, this is how we're going to install Ubuntu onto our Raspberry Pi. After your download and install finishes, open the imager.
  1. Click the "choose OS" box and from the list select Ubuntu, then select Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS (Raspberry Pi 2/3/4).
  2. Insert your microSD card to your computer directly or via a USB converter. Click "choose SD card" and select your inserted microSD card.
  3. Click "Write" and wait for the imager to finish flashing the OS onto your card
When it is done, remove the SD card and reinsert it to access the files installed. You can choose the overclock the Raspberry Pi by editing the config file. To connect to the Raspberry Pi remotely, you'll need to create an SSH file. If you're on windows this is pretty easy. In the File Explorer, highlight the address bar at the top, erase the text and type cmd, press enter and the Command Prompt will pop up. Type the following:
echo\ssh
This will create an SSH file in your SD directory so that you can remote access the Rasberry Pi later. Now you can go ahead and eject the SD card from your computer.
Now we can set up the Raspberry Pi
Go ahead and connect all your peripherals to your Raspberry Pi, insert the microSD, and connect it to power to turn it on. Give it a moment to boot up, then when prompted enter "ubuntu" for the password. It will make you change the password. Afterward, it will print a bunch of information to the screen, write down the IPv4 address, this is the IP address you'll use to remote access the Raspberry Pi. Now, at any time you can remote access your Raspberry Pi by entering a terminal on another PC in your network and typing:
ssh [email protected](your IP address)
The next step is to install a desktop. There are plenty to choose from so feel free to use a different one than what I use, you can also choose to ignore this and to just work from in the terminal from this point forward.
You need to update all the repositories so type: (Note you'll either have to be connected by ethernet or have edited the network-config file to setup your wifi in advance)
sudo apt-get update
Once it's done updating type the following to upgrade your system:
sudo apt-get upgrade
Now that you're up-to-date, you can install the desktop using the command:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop
This will take a while to download and install so just sit back and let it do its thing. Once it's done downloading, restart your Raspberry Pi and log in with the password you changed earlier. Your first boot may take a while so just be patient, don't freak out if you see a single purple square in the center of the screen while it's loading. You should now have the Ubuntu desktop ready to go and now it's on to installing Bitcoin Core!
Installing Bitcoin Core 0.20.0
Since we're running Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS, it should come preinstalled with the Snap Store. This makes installing apps very easy and works similar to pip install in Python. Simply open your terminal and type:
sudo snap install bitcoin-core
This will install Bitcoin Core into your Snap folder and will add the application to your system. Unfortunately, there are still a few steps left before we can begin downloading the blockchain. By default, Bitcoin Core doesn't have the removable-media Plug connected to the Socket. You can view this by typing:
snap connections bitcoin-core
This means when you try installing everything onto your external hard drive, Bitcoin Core won't be able to identify it or write to it even when passed the directory path. To fix this first locate your Snap folder, make a copy of the bitcoin-core folder inside, and paste it into your external drive.
NOTE: You must make a copy, you can't just move the snap file to the external drive.
Now, you can connect the removable-media Plug to the Socket by typing:
sudo snap connect bitcoin-core:removable-media :removable-media
This gives you the read/write permissions necessary to access the /media path. Finally, you can now launch Bitcoin Core and select "use a custom directory path" when prompted. Highlight the current directory path and replace it with the path to your external hard drive, it should look something like this:
/media/(external drive)/bitcoin-core/common/.bitcoin
This is why we had to make a copy of the bitcoin-core folder to the external drive earlier, the Bitcoin Core application will create the new data directory through ".bitcoin". Hit "Okay" and the application will begin synchronizing with the network! Once the synchronization is finished your very own node will be up and running!
EDIT: (08/01/2020) Bitcoin Core 0.20.01 has been released, I will update the tutorial soon with how to run the latest release.
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Electrum wont connect to mynode

having some issues with Electrum wallet on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. i got it to install properly with no issues. but it seems like i am now have trouble connecting it to my node, below is what my .desktop file looks like
# If you want Electrum to appear in a Linux app launcher ("start menu"), install this by doing:
# sudo desktop-file-install electrum.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Lightweight Bitcoin Client
Exec=sh -c "PATH=\"\\$HOME/.local/bin:\\$PATH\"; electrum --oneserver --server localhost:50001:t %u"
GenericName[en_US]=Bitcoin Wallet
GenericName=Bitcoin Wallet
Icon=electrum
Name[en_US]=Electrum Bitcoin Wallet
Name=Electrum Bitcoin Wallet
Categories=Finance;Network;
StartupNotify=true
StartupWMClass=electrum
Terminal=false
Type=Application
MimeType=x-scheme-handlebitcoin;
Actions=Testnet;

[Desktop Action Testnet]
Exec=sh -c "PATH=\"\\$HOME/.local/bin:\\$PATH\"; electrum --testnet %u"
Name=Testnet mode


when opening up the wallet, i get the red dot on the bottom right hand corner, i can ping and access mynode via the local 192. address and i see electrum server is running. does it matter where the electrum.desktop file is located? as of right now i have it under /home/gp11/Downloads. is there anything else i can check? even if i remove electrum --oneserver --server localhost:50001:t i still get the same result with no connection, where i am thinking if i remove the line of code it should connect to other nodes.
currently using myNode community Version 0.2.09 any help here would be appreciated - thanks in advance.
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Connecting phone wallets to own node

I have a little home server running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Full Bitcoin node + Electrum Personal Server + Electrum, all running fine. I recently added LND Lightning node, opened and funded a few channels, all fun to do. All this is going over Tor.
As long as I'm running wallets on my Ubuntu server, I have no problem to connect to the nodes (on the same machine). What I can't seem to figure out, is how to connect my wallets from other devices:
There's plenty of guides to set up nodes, but I couldn't find anything that helped me with this.
Anyone can point me in the right direction?
Thanks.

EDIT 01: I tried setting up LndHub to connect BlueWallet, but I got lost in the installation guide
EDIT 02: when using lndconnect or Web lndconnect for Zap, I get the following message: "Could not connect to server. (Connect Failed)". Turning off the Ubuntu firewall makes no difference
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Please set up your nodes to collect data for the stress test tomorrow.

Please make sure you have NTP or timesyncd installed and active, or another form of clock synchronization, and please enable debug=bench and do anything else you can think of to collect data on node performance.
The stress test is expected to be pretty big. The expected transaction throughput rate on this one is something like 250 tx/sec, which is likely to saturate ABC's net_processing code. It will be informative if we can collect some data on where exactly in the code the bottlenecks are. If you know how to compile from source, it would be great to compile bitcoind with profile symbols enabled (export CXXFLAGS="-pg -O2", I think, followed by "./bitcoind -daemon=0" -- profiling data won't be collected in daemon mode). Also, information on whether the UTXO cache and disk activity is the bottleneck will be helpful. Does dbcache=8192 help? If you have a ton of RAM, does cat ~/.bitcoin/chainstate/* >/dev/null help? (That would cache the DB at the OS level. Still uses leveldb, but no disk.) Do you see high disk tps with iostat? High iowait %?
Unfortunately, I'm extremely busy right now and won't have the time I wish I had to devote to this project, so if anybody else who has time who can make specific suggestions on how to implement the things above, that would be appreciated.
The thread for config options on the first stress test is here. Also, there's my writeup of the Sep 1st stress test results.
If any of you are running BSV nodes, please set those up for data logging too.
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Doge value is going down, I have got a plan.

Ok, So over the past few weeks the price per doge in bitcoin has gone from 0.00000200 BTC/DOGE to 0.00000100 BTC/DOGE. I have got a plan to fix this. Everyone visit http://azure.microsoft.com Then click on "Free Trial" and sign up. Then hit +NEW. Then Compute->Virtual Machine->Quick Create. Then select image: "Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS". Then Size "A4". Choose whatever DNS you want. Type in a password and do it under free trial. Then hit create. Then follow instructions to ssh into the server. Then once sshed in, type in "sudo apt-get update", then type "sudo apt-get install build-essential libcurl4-openssl-dev". Next Type these lines
$ wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/cpuminefiles/pooler-cpuminer-2.3.3.tar.gz
$ tar xzf pooler-cpuminer-*.tar.gz
$ cd cpuminer-*
$ ./configure CFLAGS="-O3"
$ make
And once you have done that, type "./minerd --url=stratum+tcp://myminingpool.com:3333 --userpass=my.worker:password" with your info. You can create up to 3 of these servers. You can mine on them until your trial runs out. Then if you want you can create another account. If we get enough people to do this we can mine a ton of coins and get the value back up.
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How to set up a Bitcoin full node on Linux VPS (pruning node)

This tutorial is for Linux Debian based OS (Ubuntu) at least with 1GB of RAM and 20 GB SSD. There are a few guides out there about how to set it up..but still not good enough. My Bitcoin Segwit node now is running on my VPS (yes I know it's not the best option but still..) I found few articles.. Due to these articles I’ve kept the below quite brief.
Please note: Before you start.. Your server may still be finishing installing and booting up during the first few minutes of activation. In this tutorial i'm using Linux Ubuntu 16.04 x64 LTS.
Secure VPS server (Firewall rules)
Command may disrupt existing SSH connection. Proceed with operation (y|n) ? Type y and hit ENTER.
Install the Bitcoin Core daemon (bitcoind)
Press ENTER to continue
Do you want to continue? Type y and hit enter.
Create a Bitcoin user
Enter new UNIX password (whatever you want) and then it will ask for your full name, room number, work phone, home phone, other (press the Enter key to skip). Is the information correct? Type y and hit ENTER.
Set up log rotation
Enter into it:
Press CTRL+X (if you are using nano editor) and then it will say something like this - Save modified buffer (ANSWERING "No" WILL DESTROY CHANGES) ? Type y and hit ENTER.
Configure Bitcoin
Add to the file:
prune=550
Press CTRL+X (if you are using nano editor) and then it will say something like this - Save modified buffer (ANSWERING "No" WILL DESTROY CHANGES) ? Type y and hit ENTER.
Press CTRL+D to log out of the Bitcoin
Configure swap space
The node we created only has 1GB so we’ll make some spare “virtual memory” using swap space.
Add this line at the end of the file:
Press CTRL+X (if you are using nano editor) and then it will say something like this - Save modified buffer (ANSWERING "No" WILL DESTROY CHANGES) ? Type y and hit ENTER.
Set up the Bitcoin daemon to auto-run.
Enter into it (copy paste this):
Press CTRL+X (if you are using nano editor) and then it will say something like this - Save modified buffer (ANSWERING "No" WILL DESTROY CHANGES) ? Type y and hit ENTER.
Reload systemd and start bitcoind:
You can use https://bitnodes.21.co/nodes/ to check if your node is running! If there is something wrong, please let me know that. I'm still learning ;)
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Why is does it take so long to shut down an node used only as a JSON-RPC server?

I'm trying to sync a full node that will only be used as a JSON-RPC server (no mining). I tried to modify the config file and added a service unit, so that the node can run in a low-end VPS with minimum RAM and CPU capabilities. The problem is that the server takes too long to stop, and it's terminated by the system, so it always start rewinding blocks that have been already downloaded.
Here is my configuration file:
server=1 daemon=1 #debug=mempool debug=rpc # If run on the test network instead of the real bitcoin network # testnet=1 # You must set rpcuser and rpcpassword to secure the JSON-RPC api # Please make rpcpassword to something secure, `5gKAgrJv8CQr2CGUhjVbBFLSj29HnE6YGXvfykHJzS3k` for example. # Listen for JSON-RPC connections on  (default: 8332 or testnet: 18332) rpcuser=myuser rpcpassword=pypassword rpcport=8332 # Enable blocks pruning #prune=550 # Limit dbcache=50 maxconnections=4 rpcthreads=2 
And the service unit:
# It is not recommended to modify this file in-place, because it will # be overwritten during package upgrades. If you want to add further # options or overwrite existing ones then use # $ systemctl edit bitcoind.service # See "man systemd.service" for details. # Note that almost all daemon options could be specified in # /etc/bitcoin/bitcoin.conf [Unit] Description=Bitcoin daemon After=network.target [Service] ExecStart=/usbin/bitcoind -daemon=0 -datadir=/home/jsonrpc/bitcoin -conf=/home/jsonrpc/bitcoin/settings.conf ExecStop=/usbin/bitcoin-cli -datadir=/home/jsonrpc/bitcoin -conf=/home/jsonrpc/bitcoin/settings.conf stop # Creates /run/bitcoind owned by bitcoin #RuntimeDirectory=/home/jsonrpc/bitcoin WorkingDirectory=/home/jsonrpc/bitcoin User=jsonrpc Group=jsonrpc TimeoutStopSec=15m #CPUQuota=4% #MemoryLimit=128M #IOReadIOPSMax=10 #IOWriteIOPSMax=10 Type=simple #Restart=on-failure # Hardening measures #################### # Provide a private /tmp and /vatmp. PrivateTmp=true # Mount /usr, /boot/ and /etc read-only for the process. ProtectSystem=full # Disallow the process and all of its children to gain # new privileges through execve(). NoNewPrivileges=true # Use a new /dev namespace only populated with API pseudo devices # such as /dev/null, /dev/zero and /dev/random. PrivateDevices=true # Deny the creation of writable and executable memory mappings. # Commented out as it's not supported on Debian 8 or Ubuntu 16.04 LTS #MemoryDenyWriteExecute=true [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target 
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DECENT MINING SETUP & RESSOURCES SHORTCUT

To all DECENTants,
I would like to encourage you to become a seeder or witness (actually not miner) on DECENT.

SHORT INTRODUCTION ABOUT ME

As a pioneer with Bitcoin I truly believed in the DCT project and it's proposal. The first day of the ICO release I sent all my BTC balance to the DECENT. Not knowing when and what they will deliver. To participate in this great adventure means a lot to me. Another project from my home country I strongly encourage you to get familiar with is Ethereum. I have been an early CPU miner: before Crypto Currency I used to compute for sience projects grid for Clean Water and Cancer Research. If I hadn't bought Rainforest with the Ripple they distributed to all contributors, I'd be a rich man today. :P

DECENT SUPPORT

https://decent.ladesk.com/

DECENT WIKI

https://wiki.decent.ch/doku.php?id=decent:howto#build_decent_from_source

DECENT GITHUB

https://github.com/DECENTfoundation/DECENT-Network

BLOCK EXPLORER

https://explorer.decent.ch/

DECENT DB

https://decent-db.com/

GRAPHENE CLI Wallet Cookbook

https://github.com/bitshares/bitshares-core/wiki/CLI-Wallet-Cookbook

RESSOURCES

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/initial-server-setup-with-ubuntu-16-04
http://www.hamvocke.com/blog/a-quick-and-easy-guide-to-tmux/
https://digitizor.com/create-swap-file-ubuntu-linux/

I - SERVER SETUP

A dedicated server with Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is most recommend for 24/7 operation. I suggest you close the root and create a new user with SSH Key, secure the system with a firewall.

1. Create a new user

adduser bob 

2. Elevate him

usermod -aG sudo bob 

3. Generate a new keyset

ssh-keygen 

4- Bind the new keys

ssh-copy-id [email protected]_server_ip 
Copy the keys to your local drive. You'll need them to connect.

5. Change the config file

sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config 
Change Line PasswordAuthentication no

6. Finish with

sudo systemctl reload sshd 

7. Login with your ssh key, user and password

ssh [email protected]_server_ip 

II - PREREQUISITES

1. Grab your tools

sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install build-essential autotools-dev automake autoconf libtool make cmake checkinstall realpath gcc g++ flex bison doxygen gettext git qt5-default libqt5svg5-dev libreadline-dev libcrypto++-dev libgmp-dev libdb-dev libdb++-dev libssl-dev libncurses5-dev libboost-all-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev python-dev libicu-dev libbz2-dev 

2. Download and build Boost 1.60.0

mkdir -p ~/dev/DECENTfoundation/DECENT-Network-third-party cd ~/dev/DECENTfoundation/DECENT-Network-third-party rm -rf boost_1_60_0* boost-1.60.0* wget https://sourceforge.net/projects/boost/files/boost/1.60.0/boost_1_60_0.tar.gz tar xvf boost_1_60_0.tar.gz mkdir boost-1.60.0_prefix cd boost_1_60_0 export BOOST_ROOT=$(realpath ../boost-1.60.0_prefix) ./bootstrap.sh --prefix=$BOOST_ROOT ./b2 install cd .. rm -rf boost_1_60_0 boost_1_60_0.tar.gz 

III - INSTALLATION

1. Clone the repo

mkdir -p ~/dev/DECENTfoundation cd ~/dev/DECENTfoundation #via ssh $ git clone [email protected]:DECENTfoundation/DECENT-Network.git #via url $ git clone https://github.com/DECENTfoundation/DECENT-Network.git cd DECENT-Network git submodule update --init --recursive 

2. Build and install Decent

mkdir -p ~/dev/DECENTfoundation/DECENT-Network-build cd ~/dev/DECENTfoundation/DECENT-Network-build cmake -G "Unix Makefiles" -D CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug ~/dev/DECENTfoundation/DECENT-Network cmake --build . --target all -- -j -l 3.0 cmake --build . --target install 

IV - USE DECENT

You don't want your server to shut down the process when you lose connection or quit.
I use tmux. Though nohup is sufficient for infrequent access. Use it when you fire up decentd after miner setup.
nohup ./decentd & disown 

1. RUN decentd - On first run decentd will create .decent in the home directory.

~/dev/DECENTfoundation/DECENT-Network-build/artifacts/prefix/bin/decentd 
Always close it via Ctrl+C to save the current state Ctrl+S Freeze Ctrl+Q Resume

2. Get HELP

cd ~/dev/DECENTfoundation/DECENT-Network-build/artifacts/prefix/bin/ ./decentd -h 

3. RUN cli_wallet

~/dev/DECENTfoundation/DECENT-Network-build/artifacts/prefix/bin/cli_wallet 
Close it with Ctrl+D

4. USE cli_wallet

set_password xy unlock xy 

5. IMPORT your account

import_key decentgo_username your_private_key 

6. CREATE 3 sets of keys for your new account

suggest_brain_key 
write them down, don't use the ones below. ;)

1. new owner key

{ "brain_priv_key1": "UNBUSH ROAR CHKALIK STRUE PLATTEN DEMOB COLETIT DECAYER SPERONE SPASMED ANATASE LAGGARD BESPETE AXOID SERAL CHEKI", "wif_priv_key1": "5J4brX9bydADigEtsXZhCZ1YLVXkq8frp4xcKAREQ3Gh3P2DE7e", "pub_key1": "DCT5VNJni7HypYi159qiwazZ1WZUt4p2v7NLQmFCJPDvjBpW2oG8a" } 

2. new active key

{ "brain_priv_key2": "FUSION BLART JAIL FESTAL LAXNESS ROSTEL TITI VANADYL PUG BATATA KAIK ROSETY STUCCO TETE BEMUDDY WUDGE", "wif_priv_key2": "5HvsjRsokHSeeUdRkM88JgLzYJ6vnc2e35CzyZNRnmh1fvm91Jz", "pub_key2": "DCT7G7KeUnMPVKXN2y8M7BnyosLRE3LtSnNp7kbxtYd9xHiBoX6wd" } 

3. new public signing key

{ "brain_priv_key3": "DECESS LABBA PLAN DEHUSK FISTY MOSSER SPURTER SCORIAE INDART UNDYE MASTER STEIGH SAFROLE FLURR THAPSIA JOB", "wif_priv_key3": "5JgMsecySgt2BQsmmEE9QnwAGuudC9fGeZJhreyPatcu2TVY9bs", "pub_key3": "DCT6D7TLeVJmPQWR73XHvEhTVHzTDoG6oTSUyvfGa58nuc5wL96UH" } 

7. CREATE your new account

register_account new_username pub_key1 pub_key2 decentgo_username true 

8. SEND some DCT to your new account

transfer decentgo_username target_username 3.00 DCT "memo" true 

9. IMPORT the new account

import_key new_username wif_priv_key2 

10. Close the Wallet and edit the config.ini inside /root/.decent/data/decentd/

private-key = ["pub_key2","wif_priv_key2"] 

11. Launch again and create your miner

create_miner username "proposal URL" true 

12. Change your signing key to 3rd keypair from suggest_brain_key

update_miner username "proposal URL" public_key3 true 

13. Edit the config.ini again inside /root/.decent/data/decentd/

enable-stale-production = true miner-id = "1.4.X" private-key = ["pub_key3","wif_priv_key3"] 

Your Server is now ready to run a DECENT witness.

Be aware that you should not close your daemon at any time.

V - USEFUL COMMANDS

get_brain_key_info dump_private_keys get_private_key public-key get_account texxi get_miner texxi list_my_accounts list_account_balances texxi set_desired_miner_count username 99 

Now get some support for your miner and join the community!

https://decent-project.slack.com/

You can vote for me and I will gladly return the favor. Please make sure your server runs stable and you're not missing any blocks. Good Luck!

vote_for_miner username texxi true true

All voters will receive early preview access to my first cryptocurrency trading tool to be released in 2018. But remember: Always trade for good and invest in green.

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How to set up a Bitcoin full node on Linux VPS (pruning node)

This tutorial is for Linux Debian based OS (Ubuntu) at least with 1GB of RAM and 20 GB SSD. There are a few guides out there about how to set it up..but still not good enough. My Bitcoin Segwit node now is running on my VPS (yes I know it's not the best option but still..) I found few articles.. Due to these articles I’ve kept the below quite brief.
Please note: Before you start.. Your server may still be finishing installing and booting up during the first few minutes of activation. In this tutorial i'm using Linux Ubuntu 16.04 x64 LTS.
Secure VPS server (Firewall rules)
Command may disrupt existing SSH connection. Proceed with operation (y|n) ? Type y and hit ENTER.
Install the Bitcoin Core daemon (bitcoind)
Press ENTER to continue
Do you want to continue? Type y and hit enter.
Create a Bitcoin user
Enter new UNIX password (whatever you want) and then it will ask for your full name, room number, work phone, home phone, other (press the Enter key to skip). Is the information correct? Type y and hit ENTER.
Set up log rotation
Enter into it:
Press CTRL+X (if you are using nano editor) and then it will say something like this - Save modified buffer (ANSWERING "No" WILL DESTROY CHANGES) ? Type y and hit ENTER.
Configure Bitcoin
Add to the file:
prune=550
Press CTRL+X (if you are using nano editor) and then it will say something like this - Save modified buffer (ANSWERING "No" WILL DESTROY CHANGES) ? Type y and hit ENTER.
Press CTRL+D to log out of the Bitcoin
Configure swap space
The node we created only has 1GB so we’ll make some spare “virtual memory” using swap space.
Add this line at the end of the file:
Press CTRL+X (if you are using nano editor) and then it will say something like this - Save modified buffer (ANSWERING "No" WILL DESTROY CHANGES) ? Type y and hit ENTER.
Set up the Bitcoin daemon to auto-run.
Enter into it (copy paste this):
Press CTRL+X (if you are using nano editor) and then it will say something like this - Save modified buffer (ANSWERING "No" WILL DESTROY CHANGES) ? Type y and hit ENTER.
Reload systemd and start bitcoind:
You can use https://bitnodes.21.co/nodes/ to check if your node is running! If there is something wrong, please let me know that. I'm still learning ;)
submitted by PEARSON1FIED to btc [link] [comments]

Use the BTCP full Node on a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from Terminal

In this post I want to show some use of the CLI BTCP wallet from linux terminal.
DISCLAIMER:
First of all, use this tutorial with small amount of BTCP, for example i used 0,01 BTCP, until you feel confortable with commands. An error can happen easily and as result you can loose your money. Be careful! Do it at your risk!
I consider you have already installed the wallet following this instructions:
https://github.com/BTCPrivate/bitcoinprivate
I use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64bit, but commands are similar for the windows client.
Open a terminal from your Ubuntu Desktop:
[email protected]:~$ 
type:
[email protected]:~$ ./BitcoinPrivate/src/btcpd --daemon 
you should see the message:
BTCP server starting 
This means the wallet is running in daemon mode.
to stop the node just typing:
[email protected]:~$ ./BitcoinPrivate/src/btcp-cli stop 
Answer:
BTCP server stopping 
You can also run the wallet in terminal, is nice to see it, let's try:
 [email protected]:~$ ./BitcoinPrivate/src/btcpd 
You will see the BTCP logo in text mode and the following info:
Thank you for running a Bitcoin Private node! You're strengthening the network and contributing to a social good. To ensure you are fully protecting your privacy when running BTCP, see . Block height | 340079 Connections | 8 Network solution rate | 8359387 Sol/s You are currently not mining. To enable mining, add 'gen=1' to your btcprivate.conf and restart. Since starting this node 1 minutes, 33 seconds ago: - You have validated 695 transactions! [Press Ctrl+C to exit] [Set 'showmetrics=0' to hide] 
See, you can also mine using the wallet! Nice! Just add gen=1 in the file btcprivate.conf. Probably you will never mine a coin, but still you to strenght the net, so, you can try if you want, then disable it when done:
Press CTRL and C to stop the server, then restart the server in daemon mode otherwhise you have to open a new terminal.
Let's find btcprivate.conf and other useful files:
[email protected]:~$ cd .btcprivate [email protected]:~/.btcprivate$ ls 
Answer:
blocks btcprivate.conf chainstate db.log debug.log fee_estimates.dat peers.dat wallet.dat 
You see here: btcprivate.conf and wallet.dat
Edit configuration file:
[email protected]:~/.btcprivate$ pico btcprivate.conf 
add gen=1 if you want to mine, then CTRL X and Y to save.
Restart the wallet....and....
Block height | 340091 Connections | 8 Network solution rate | 8211926 Sol/s Local solution rate | 0.0075 Sol/s Since starting this node 8 minutes, 5 seconds ago: - You have validated 684 transactions! - You have completed 1 Equihash solver runs. You are mining with the default solver on 1 threads. 
Congratulations! You are mining!
Now have a look to the wallet.dat file:
Nb: wallet.dat is your wallet!! If you delete it you will loose all your money!!!
wallet.dat is not encrypted, so, if you want to backup it i do as follows:
[email protected]:~/.btcprivate$ cp wallet.dat home/btcp/Desktop/wallet_btcp_back.dat 
Now you will find the wallet on your desktop. Zip it with an AES256 encryption and a strong password. Test if it works properly: extract it again and copy it in the directory, but before make an other copy of the wallet.dat file. Beware! I almost deleted the file once!
Nb: wallet.dat is your wallet!! If you delete it you will loose all your money!!!
Go back to your home directory, now, we want to play with our wallet:
[email protected]:~$ ./BitcoinPrivate/src/btcp-cli help 
if everything is running properly, you will see a list of commands like this:
z_exportwallet "filename" z_getbalance "address" ( minconf ) z_getnewaddress z_getoperationresult (["operationid", ... ]) z_getoperationstatus (["operationid", ... ]) z_gettotalbalance ( minconf ) z_importkey "zkey" ( rescan startHeight ) z_importwallet "filename" z_listaddresses z_listoperationids z_listreceivedbyaddress "address" ( minconf ) z_sendmany "fromaddress" [{"address":... ,"amount":...},...] ( minconf ) ( fee ) z_shieldcoinbase "fromaddress" "tozaddress" ( fee ) zcbenchmark benchmarktype samplecount zcrawjoinsplit rawtx inputs outputs vpub_old vpub_new zcrawkeygen zcrawreceive zcsecretkey encryptednote zcsamplejoinsplit [email protected]:~$ 
Nice! Wallet is running properly. Now try an other command: getinfo
[email protected]:~$ ./BitcoinPrivate/src/btcp-cli getinfo 
Answer:
{ "version": 1001251, "protocolversion": 180004, "walletversion": 60000, "balance": 0.00000000, "blocks": 340074, "timeoffset": 0, "connections": 8, "proxy": "", "difficulty": 167290.7158221716, "testnet": false, "keypoololdest": 1528833903, "keypoolsize": 101, "paytxfee": 0.00000000, "relayfee": 0.00000100, "errors": "" } [email protected]:~$ 
You see some useful info about your wallet/node:
blocks is the block heights, in this case is synced with the network. If not the number would be lower.
The wallet is connected to other 8 nodes, the balance is 0.00 BTCP
An other info command can be getblockchaininfo:
[email protected]:~$ ./BitcoinPrivate/src/btcp-cli getblockchaininfo 
Answer:
{ "chain": "main", "blocks": 340074, "headers": 340074, "bestblockhash": "0000000145c0011d8e914f4ba68d1443c7ae0dd15bdf0bc300994dd5282710aa", "difficulty": 165971.1181999981, "verificationprogress": 0.9999992572690658, "chainwork": "0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000002e8314e4484da", "pruned": false, "commitments": 663480, 
we see syncing is almost finished:
"verificationprogress": 0.9999992572690658, (99,99999%)
Now test the wallet with command getwalletinfo
[email protected]:~$ ./BitcoinPrivate/src/btcp-cli getwalletinfo 
Answer:
{ "walletversion": 60000, "balance": 0.00000000, "unconfirmed_balance": 0.00000000, "immature_balance": 0.00000000, "txcount": 0, "keypoololdest": 1528833903, "keypoolsize": 101, "paytxfee": 0.00000000 } [email protected]:~$ 
Now we want to send some btcp to this wallet. First we need an address, get one using getnewaddress:
[email protected]:~$ ./BitcoinPrivate/src/btcp-cli getnewaddress 
Answer:
b1Cabjwvcce7N8ea9Gxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [email protected]:~$ 
Send at this address some BTCP, i sent 0.01 for testing purpose using your ledger, or your wallet, then check if the transaction is done:
[email protected]:~$ ./BitcoinPrivate/src/btcp-cli getwalletinfo 
Answer:
{ "walletversion": 60000, "balance": 0.00000000, "unconfirmed_balance": 0.01000000, "immature_balance": 0.00000000, "txcount": 1, "keypoololdest": 1528833903, "keypoolsize": 101, "paytxfee": 0.00000000 } 
Done! Unconfirmed balance is 0.01! Just wait some confirmations.
after a while:
"walletversion": 60000, "balance": 0.01000000, "unconfirmed_balance": 0.00000000, "immature_balance": 0.00000000, "txcount": 1, "keypoololdest": 1528833903, "keypoolsize": 101, "paytxfee": 0.00000000 
Now send the coins to a new address. I am using this command:
sendtoaddress "btcpaddress" amount ( "comment" "comment-to" subtractfeefromamount )
subtractfeefromamount parameter can be true or false
[email protected]:~$ ./BitcoinPrivate/src/btcp-cli sendtoaddress "b1Nb42GoK9kmsxxxxxxxxxxxxx" 0.01 "" "" true 
Answer:
2c5d3d1a3b5eec414b721d3817487f53c5eebxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [email protected]:~$ 
Now check the wallet:
[email protected]:~$ ./BitcoinPrivate/src/btcp-cli getwalletinfo 
Answer:
{ "walletversion": 60000, "balance": 0.00999808, "unconfirmed_balance": 0.00000000, "immature_balance": 0.00000000, "txcount": 2, "keypoololdest": 1528833903, "keypoolsize": 101, "paytxfee": 0.00000000 } 
I sent BTCP to the same wallet, so now i have less BTCP because of the fees.
try more commands:
[email protected]:~$ ./BitcoinPrivate/src/btcp-cli listreceivedbyaddress 
Answer:
[ { "address": "b1Ep2wi2tUnKf433Vaxxxxxxxxxxxx", "account": "", "amount": 0.01000000, "confirmations": 6, "txids": [ "833533440a13c09fda6e90d0c5xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" ] }, { "address": "b1Nb42GoK9kmsVZ9KPxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx", "account": "", "amount": 0.00999808, "confirmations": 1, "txids": [ "2c5d3d1a3b5eec414b721d3817487f53c5xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" ] } 
This is the list of all used addresses.
Now find the money and the address where they are: use listunspent
[email protected]:~$ ./BitcoinPrivate/src/btcp-cli listunspent 
Answer:
[ { "txid": "2c5d3d1a3b5eec414b721d381748xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx", "vout": 0, "generated": false, "address": "b1Nb42GoK9kxxxxxxxxxxxxxx", "account": "", "scriptPubKey": "76a914c6bdf3bc8aedxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx", "amount": 0.00999808, "confirmations": 6, "spendable": true 
Well done.
Other useful commands can be: dumpprivkey to extract the private key from an address
Be careful! Exposing your private keys will end in loosing your money
[email protected]:~$ ./BitcoinPrivate/src/btcp-cli dumpprivkey b1Ep2wi2tUnxxxxxxxxxxx 
Obtaining the pvt key:
Kz29e62Bmxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
And now, swipe the private key using the command: importprivkey "btcpprivkey" ( "label" rescan )
[email protected]:~$ ./BitcoinPrivate/src/btcp-cli importprivkey "Kz29e62Bmxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" "" true 
Let's do a shielded transaction!
first, you must have a z_address:
[email protected]:~$ ./BitcoinPrivate/src/btcp-cli z_getnewaddress 
Answer:
zkEvCiVwgHb3NFi2ee9HGPjno2xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Check balaces, with also z_addres:
[email protected]:~$ ./BitcoinPrivate/src/btcp-cli z_gettotalbalance 
Answer:
{ "transparent": "0.00999808", "private": "0.00", "total": "0.00999808" } 
Now send some BTCP to the z_address. First, check where BTCP are:
[email protected]:~$ ./BitcoinPrivate/src/btcp-cli listunspent 
Output:
[ { "txid": "72f568d1ed51524b69f1xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx", "vout": 0, "generated": false, "address": "b1LDhxBJxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx", "scriptPubKey": "76axxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxe088xx", "amount": 0.00889808, "confirmations": 556, "spendable": true } ] 
Now, sent a little transparent amount to the shielded address we got before:
[email protected]:~$ ./BitcoinPrivate/src/btcp-cli z_sendmany "b1LDhxBJxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" "[{\"amount\":0.001, \"address\":\"zkEvCiVwgHb3xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx\"}]" 
Output:
opid-xxxxxxx-36c4-xxxx-beb2-xxxxxxxxxxxx 
Now your PC will work a while, it's CPU consuming...so...check:
[email protected]:~$ ./BitcoinPrivate/src/btcp-cli z_getoperationresult 
until you receive the answer:
[ { "id": "opid-xxxxxx-xxxxx-4a5d-beb2-xxxxxxxxxx", "status": "success", "creation_time": 1529426885, "result": { "txid": "f87e8d5e96a8a0xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" }, "execution_secs": 216.686332567, "method": "z_sendmany", "params": { "fromaddress": "b1LDhxxxxxxxxxxx", "amounts": [ { "amount": 0.001, "address": "zkEvCiVwgHb3NFxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxR" } ], "minconf": 1, "fee": 0.0001 } } ] 
Done! On my old PC it took 216.68 seconds!
Next will be a reverse operation, from Shielded address to transparent address. See you soon....
Play with your full node wallet and have fun.
Remember: these commands are almost the same in all the bitcoin based coins, so you also learnt how to use many other wallets!
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Run a Tor Node for $10 Per Year

I'm posting this just as much for my benefit as for everyone else's (so I can refer to it in the future), but this is the be-all-to-end-all on getting it set up easily and quickly.
The Steps
1) Sign up for an account at berry.pw. Buy the one for $10 a year. When it asks for details like hostname and stuff, just enter random data like google.com. Remember your root password though.
2) Choose Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server as the installation OS. Even if a newer version is released by the time you do this, don't use it. Just wait and use this version, because it is guaranteed to work.
3) Check your email for the login details. I wasted 4 hours talking to tech support (which is sub-par, but you should never have to talk to them if you follow these instructions) because of this: check your spam/junk folder. In the past, this has never happened on Gmail with me, but this email ended up wrongfully in the Junk folder.
4) In the email you got (subject: New Virtual Server Information), record the IP address titled "Main IP", and verify that the root password is correct.
5) Log into your server via SSH. On a Mac or Linux computer, run "ssh [email protected] IP", and enter your root password. On a Windows computer, look up how to log into an SSH server via "Putty".
6) Run "lsb_release -c" and remember what the Codename Output is (it should be "trusty", but if you installed a different version of Ubuntu, then just remember what that output says).
7) Run "apt-get install nano curl fail2ban". fail2ban is for protection to prevent brute for attacks. If you don't want this protection, you can just remove that word. I recommend you leave it, but it automatically blocks your IP if it is making too many requests to the server. To remove it later, run "apt-get remove fail2ban".
8) Run "nano /etc/apt/sources.list"
9) At the bottom, add the following line: deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org trusty main
9a) If the Codename from 4 steps ago wasn't "Trusty", replace "trusty" in the above step with what ever it said, in all lower case.
9b) Exit nano by: Press Control-X, press enter, press Y, press enter.
10) Run the following commands one-by-one. If any give an error, comment to this post and I'll try to help.
gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv 886DDD89 gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | apt-key add - sudo apt-get update apt-get install deb.torproject.org-keyring apt-get install tor 
11) Run "nano /etc/totorrc". Make the following changes by typing Control-W to search for keywords in the following changes (same as Find function in any modern text editor)
11a) Remove the "#" in front of each of the following lines:
#ORPort 9001 #DirPort 9030 #ExitPolicy accept *:6660-6667,reject *:* # allow irc ports but no more #ExitPolicy accept *:119 # accept nntp as well as default exit policy 
11b) You can change the numbers after ORPort and DirPort to 443 and 80 if you want to help people behind firewalls (optional step).
11c) At the bottom, add the following line:
ContactInfo [an email address that can handle spam without brackets] - [Bitcoin Address if you have one for donations without brackets] 
11d) Press Control-X, press enter, press Y, press enter.
12) Run "service tor reload".
13) View the log by running "cat /valog/tolog". You can run this in the future to view the log and make sure everything is working fine.
13a) However, there's an easier way to test the server. Go to this port checker, type in your main IP from the email at the beginning of the tutorial, and enter 9001 in the port box. Press enter, make sure it's working. Then do it with port 9030. If those both work, you're all set! If not, post in the Reddit and we'll try to fix it.
13b) Further testing: After a few hours (give it a minimum of 6 hours), search for your IP at the Tor node lookup service. If it's not there, check to make sure the ports are forwarded. Post here for help if you'd like.
14) Enjoy helping the world! In 365 days, you'll see your PayPal account another $10 lighter. But it's all worth it.
Please donate with bitcoin and changetip if you like what I've done here. Thanks for reading.
Resources:
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How worried should I be about my tiger results?

Hey all,
Ran tiger last night on a new box I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS and intend to just use it to host a server (bitcoind). I'm maybe going to run apache just to say "I'm a bitcoin node" if people decide to look at port 80, but otherwise just need that and 8333 open. Anyway, got ufw all set up, and started installing other security tools as suggested by various sites. One was tiger, and I ran the report and there were hundreds of warnings. How much should I be worried about this?
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Run-down on the bot / where I am at currently in development

Hey everyone DuncanKeyes here (Sudo on StorjTalk).
I'm going to outline some details about the bot and development of it.
Hardware:
Currently, the bot is running on a dedicated server hosted by Kimsufi. The server is the KS-2 dedicated server.
The specifications of the server are:
Model CPU Cores/Threads Freq. RAM Disk Network
KS-2 Atom™ D425 1c/ 2t 1.8 GHz+ 4 GB 1 TB 100Mbps
I feel like this is fine to start off with, but if we do need more power to run the bot, I will look into upgrading to a more powerful server.
Software:
The server is running on Ubuntu Server 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" LTS (64bits)
It is using MySQL for the database that the bot uses.
The bot software is ALTcointip bot found here, running with Pifkoin which is a Bitcoin API module that provides a Python API for Bitcoin mining and research.
Security:
The bot is running on a dedicated user account without root privileges.
All passwords, such as the ones for the MySQL database and for the bot account Storjtipbot have 100 character passwords with a combination of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, capitalisation and special characters.
Example password:
@&KprZBBvzioII59PISa6J1tlDdi%Rs##wx#S!tzSF%IHGNeVc9HppCl05STg9J2w%3RQenFFKJ7FbyTG$AdRI6CKCDWwugQPcqz
These passwords were generated using Lastpass and are stored in my Lastpass Vault. I am looking to change these passwords once I get the initial beta release of the bot out to be generated in KeyPassX.
Development:
As of this post, I have configured Counterpartyd and I am just finishing setting up Bitcoind which is required for Counterpartyd to run, I am currently downloading the blockchain which is 25GB or so, but I have downloaded around 3/4 of it.
Once the blockchain is downloaded, I will move to setting up Insight which is a bitcoin blockchain API for web wallets that bitcoind cannot currently provide.
After that, I begin actually setting up the bot. This includes creating the MySQL database and installing and running ALTcoin tip bot. This step is the easiest thanks to ALTcoin tip bot's source code being released.
Once I have got the bot up and running, I will be commencing small scale testing on the features provided by ALTcointip bot (such as registering an account, sending and receiving payments, depositing and withdrawing).
I do hope for this bot to become active over the next few days, just need to wait on that pesky blockchain to download :)
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[Table] IAmA Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical, author/speaker on Community Management and best practice, and play in metal band Severed Fifth

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Date: 2012-06-05
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Link to my post
Questions Answers
Not sure if any of this is really your job descriptions, but they're the questions I have about Ubuntu anyway. I believe the criticism around Unity could be divided into two broad categories (1) fear of change and (2) critcism about the design/stability of Unity. Back when we originally released Unity into Ubuntu, there was a lot of (1) and some (2). With Ubuntu 12.04 there is a little (1) and not much (2). Unity in 12.04 is significantly faster, better designed, and better executed and I most of the responses I have seen to 12.04 have been praising Unity.
How are you and the rest of Canonical dealing with all of the criticisms of Unity? How are you and the rest of Canonical dealing with all of the criticisms of Unity?
What's the process of implementing Ubuntu for Android like? What do you expect the response to it to be, and how are device manufacturers responding to it? Is Canonical trying to become the Apple of Linux? What other strategies are you implementing to help Linux go mainstream? In terms of fear of change, there will always be some folks who don't like it: that is fine; we have many wonderful options for desktops in Ubuntu. Some folks though feel like we are "dumbing down Linux"; I thoroughly disagree with that notion. Linux should be for everyone, not just Linux geeks, and we want Ubuntu to bring Free Software to everyone, not just a fiefdom populated by those with significant technical skills. What's the process of implementing Ubuntu for Android like? What do you expect the response to it to be, and how are device manufacturers responding to it? Is Canonical trying to become the Apple of Linux? What other strategies are you implementing to help Linux go mainstream?
Can we please get an easier RAID implementation on the desktop flavor Ubuntu? Can we please get an easier RAID implementation on the desktop flavor Ubuntu?
I believe the criticism around Unity could be divided into two broad categories (1) fear of change and (2) critcism about the design/stability of Unity. "I fear Canonical hasn't been listening to the specific concerns of its community when it comes to Unity in particular. It's not that I'm afraid of change, or that it's unstable, it's that it's ugly, unwieldy to use, and non-configurable. The lack of control and configuration coupled with the fact it's been forced down our throats is what really seems to irk the community".
Some folks though feel like we are "dumbing down Linux"; I thoroughly disagree with that notion. Linux should be for everyone, not just Linux geeks. Also, nothing has been "forced down your throat": this is Free Software and you are free to use something else.
Ubuntu, as it stands, is near unusable for a lot of power users who do heavy development work and constantly need to switch applications - and it's 100% because of Unity and "simplifying" the distro. I'll personally be sticking to Debian until this regression goes away. I would consider myself a power user, I am regularly switching applications and it works fine. But here's the thing: this is all personal opinion. It works well for me, perfect! It doesn't work well for you, well you can either help us fix it or use something else. Perfect! Either way, we all get to use Free Software. :-)
Edit: Er, it looks like pseudolobster hit my concern already. Carry on.
Sure, maybe it's time for Ubuntu to move on and try this really ambitious move to dumb down linux for old people, alienating its previous userbase, but it's a damn shame because I used to really like Ubuntu. "Sure, maybe it's time for Ubuntu to move on and try this really ambitious move to dumb down linux for old people, alienating its previous userbase, but it's a damn shame because I used to really like Ubuntu". I always hate to see the term "dumbing down" because it is exclusionary: Ubuntu is for everyone...not just for people with a certain level of expertise. The difference is...for a novice user, they require simple defaults otherwise we lose them, a more technically savvy can dive below the surface and install additional configurability.
Are you still actively trying to push Ubuntu to Android manufacturers/developers? If so, have any responded with any interest? Yes, the convergent device (Ubuntu on Android) is a key area of focus. Canonical engineers have been continuing to build it out and our business team has been working with various handset makers to sign agreements. I believe there are a few deals underway.
Also, any chance that private developers (Cyanogenmod/MIUI/AOKP/AOSP) will get a chance to bake Ubuntu into custom ROMs? As for people taking it and baking it into custom ROMs, I don't see why this couldn't happen in the future. It is unlikely to be one of our standard releases as most people don't install new OSs on their phones, but I am sure the software will be available for integration some time.
You know me in real life, although not by this username. I install a new OS on my phone regularly...so, you know at least one. ;-) Hrm... :-)
How did the Humble Bundle thing go? We're they/Ubuntu receptive and it all went smoothly? Any chance of getting the back catalog into the software center? The Humble Indie Bundle release has gone really well. We had nearly 10000 downloads in 72 hours, and the downloads are continuing. A number of previous games are in the Ubuntu Software Center and we are working on others too.
Also any chance to standardizing a set of libraries for game development in Ubuntu, kind of like what ya'll did for Gtk apps and Quickly? As for Quickly and game development: I would love to see that, we just need a community member to contribute to this. If you (or someone else) wants to help, I would be happy to help you get connected to the right person.
Does this mean that you plan to allow us to link games from previous bundles that are in the software center to our account? I would like to be able to link my purchase of World of Good, Braid, Bittrip runner, and probably othes so that I can more easily download and install them. I think that would be the optimal option.
On a non "I h8 unity" tangent, gaming (and Netflix, to an extent) is a big part of the reason I'm still on Windows some of the time. Are you excited that Steam is coming to Linux? What are the major hurdles, in your opinion, to a better gaming experience on Linux? I am stoked about Steam coming to Linux. The challenge will be hardware support for some graphics cards (most work great), but I suspect that Steam on Linux will apply pressure to the card makers.
What do you see as the future of the music industry? Big, professional, signed artists with major labels.
Newer artists with smaller labels, still probably working part time.
For the big artists, the traditional music industry (make music, sell it, go on tour, sell overpriced merch and tickets etc) works well. This is because for these artists the music companies work like VCs: they put lots of money into different projects and every so often they get a Justin Bieber.
For smaller artists, they are typically working with small labels with barely any marketing budget. This means they sign their value (their music) to a label who often doesn't have the resources to bring the artist up to a higher level.
I believe that for smaller artists, the Creative Commons is the way to go. We did this with Severed Fifth: we grew a community, raised $5000 in funding to record our album, and gave it away for free so others can use it. Our music has appeared in all kinds of music videos on YouTube, in games and elsewhere.
The challenge is for smaller artists who work full time on their music. For weekend warriors like me, money is not that of a deal as I have a job, so giving music away for free is fine. If you are relying on getting paid at a show and need to sell that merch, giving away your music is a big deal, so I understand how some folks are resistant to it.
What type of communication is there between Ubuntu/Canonical and the major PC game developers in regards to promoting more native Linux/.deb version of games? We have a team of people at Canonical who are regularly reaching out to games publishers (e.g. EA) to encourage them to bring their technology to Ubuntu.
I want to develop Free Software and make money out of it. What business models do you suggest so that it can be profitable ? Here are a few models I can think of : make the source available but sell the packaged program ; make the software rely on a service that is not free ; donations ; create closed-source add-ons ; etc. What are your ideas about it, Jono ? Sell it in the Ubuntu Software Center.
Have a donations page on your website.
Sell additional services or materials such as training books, audiobooks, etc.
I think this could make the good stuff happen. :-)
I've been interested in implementing an open source alternative to high end audio studio's software. Has there been any dialog with big publishers (like Steinberg, Avid, Propellerhead, etc) about getting their DAWs crossed over to Linux? Is there any open source project related to audio that has been getting your attention?
Do you see Ubuntu and open software making their move into professional studios? Do you see Ubuntu and open software making their move into professional studios?
Is there any kind of obstacles that open source audio development has faced these this last decade? Is there any open source project related to audio that has been getting your attention? Is there any kind of obstacles that open source audio development has faced these this last decade?
Has there been any dialog with big publishers (like Steinberg, Avid, Propellerhead, etc) about getting their DAWs crossed over to Linux?
Thank you for the answer. :D May the Linux desktop live long and prosper. :) Live long and prosper! :-)
Want to sort me out a summer intern position in your London office? What's that, you do? You're too kind. I am not currently taking any interns. Sorry!
What would be in your opinion the improvements Ubuntu brings to the table compared to other OS (Windows, Mac OS or even Android). Better range of pre-installed software for most users.
What Linux distribution are you running? (Ubuntu?) Secure and virus free experience.
Do you think that major companies feel threatened/insecure with open software, and that is why ATI/nVidia are reluctant to release the libraries for Linux? (at least this was a pain in the ass when I tryed getting the right drivers for my video and sound cards) Free and open, and with a commitment to five years of free security updates for LTSs.
What is your favourite game from the range 2010~2012? Sleek, simple, and elegant user experience.
What is your favorite pokemon? Passionate and friendly community.
Wide range of software in the Ubuntu Software Center.
Strong developer platform.
Etc....
Ubuntu 12.04 for another few weeks until I upgrade to 12.10dev.
I don't think they fear it, I think they just can't justify the investment until they feel the market is bigger.
Not really sure, I am not really a big gamer. :-)
I am not into Pokemon. :-)
Hello, I currently have a home Ubuntu 10.04 server, and I use Lubuntu 12.04 on my Desktop, love them both. I think flavors and derivatives are awesome, and we are very supportive of them. Part of the reason we divide up Ubuntu engineering into Kernel, Foundations, and Desktop is to ensure that the Kernel and Foundations output can be useful for flavors and derivatives too.
I am wondering about what you think about all of the distros that are based on Ubuntu, such as Mint and Pinguy. Does it annoy you that people are moving over to these Ubuntu spinoff's? Or is this just something you expect due to working in the linux community? Our goal here is to build a powerful Free Software platform, and encouraging others to create flavors and derivs is a great feature in building that platform.
What does your job entail as a Community Manager? What does your job entail as a Community Manager? My job is divided into a few different areas. Firstly I build strategy around where we need to build growth and focus on our community (e.g. most recently a strong strategic focus is app developers). Secondly, I manage a team of five community managers who work on different areas (Daniel Holbach (developers), David Planella (app devs / translations), Jorge Castro (cloud), Michael Hall (app devs and upstreams), and Nicholas Skaggs (QA)). Thirdly, I work to ensure Canonical staff members are working with the community and that the values and needs of the community are well served. Finally, I work directly with the community to resolve issues, focus on certain areas, and respond to questions from the community and press.
How often/how long do you spend doing things related to your job? How often/how long do you spend doing things related to your job?
What are your top 5 favourite bands? What are your top 5 favourite bands?
canonical seems to have plowed its own furrow in a number of places: it adopted bzr, then git owned the world. It developed launchpad, but everyone went to github. It threw its lot in with eucalyptus, and then jumped horse to openstack. These examples, upstart, storm, etc. - in general, the open source contributions canonical makes tend to be less than successful compared with other companies. is it bad at managing open source projects, or just bad at marketing them? Each of the technologies you highlighted have been successful, but not neccessarily the most popular. In technology I don't think popularity neccessarily means success. As an example, bzr serves our community really well, so does Launchpad, but I agree it has seen limited wider success. I think Canonical manages Open Source projects well...Ubuntu has been very successful, but I think it boils down to what people want...people want Ubuntu, but in many cases people want git instead of bzr.
i think a few years ago, shuttleworth was saying that canonical was not yet breaking even, but would do - by 2008, then 2010. since then it has started even more projects, in even more markets, hired even more people - presumably that goal is still a ways away. do you look forward to the day when canonical doesn't need to rely on largesse? I am glad we are continuing to invest: we have big, hairy, goals. To achieve them we need growth, focus, and strong teams, and I think we have these. We will break even, but this is a game that needs a lot of upfront investment and passionate people.
Will there be a Bitcoin wallet provided in the Software Center soon? If someone submits it for inclusion then yes! :-)
If anyone is reading this and they have made a wallet, find out how to submit it at Link to developer.ubuntu.com
What's your favorite app in the Software Center? My fave app is the GIMP.
Have you ever met Mark Shuttleworth? Indeed, he was over at my house for a BBQ a few weeks ago.
How is he? I have worked with him since I joined Canonical. He is a cool guy, very technically savvy, with a strong vision, and a strong loyalty to people who are loyal to him. He is very passionate about the community and sits on our Community Council and Technical Board and often gets involved in community matters.
Have you ever negotiated with Valve for bringing steam to Ubuntu/Linux? There has been some discussions.
Any chance of another LugRadio reunion show anytime soon? I've re-played the Devil's Drink segment about a hundred times, still always manages to make me laugh. I would love to do another LugRadio show. We just need to figure out a way of getting the team together, which mainly involved me getting to England to record a show. Maybe we could try a G+ thing sometime. :-)
The accomplishments system is a pretty cool play on the gameification theme, but it is very Ubuntu based. Is there a plan for supporting accomplishments that are totally unrelated to Ubuntu and computing? Absolutely! Right now it is very Ubuntu centric as we are building for what we know, but the system supports accomplishments from other projects too. If someone wants to build an Accomplishments Collection for Fedora, FreeBSD, or whatever, the system supports it. You can read more about creating accomplishments at Link to wiki.ubuntu.com
The only piece of the core system that is very Ubuntu specific is that it uses Ubuntu One. If someone wants to submit a branch to support other backends we would be happy to review. :-)
Jono, what was the fate of Ubuntu's "Four Horsemen" since you guys hired a fifth member of the team? Are you guys now officially called the Five Horsemen? These are the questions that keep Ubuntu redditors awake at night. We are now the six horsemen. :-)
My Question is if the ubuntu developers are thinking in integrating this feature on future versions of Unity? My Question is if the ubuntu developers are thinking in integrating this feature on future versions of Unity?
I would pay to listen again Lugradio or Shot of Jaq and I don't think I'm the only one. Have you ever thought about making money with a podcast? I would pay to listen again Lugradio or Shot of Jaq and I don't think I'm the only one. Have you ever thought about making money with a podcast?
I guess you would love to see available on the Ubuntu Software Center mainstream popular games even if they have DRM and some other important applications like Photoshop, Autocad and etc... But if we fill the desktop with a lot of these things at the end what would be the difference between an Ubuntu desktop and a OSX desktop? Don't you think that open source should create open alternatives and try a different approach? I guess you would love to see available on the Ubuntu Software Center mainstream popular games even if they have DRM and some other important applications like Photoshop, Autocad and etc... But if we fill the desktop with a lot of these things at the end what would be the difference between an Ubuntu desktop and a OSX desktop? Don't you think that open source should create open alternatives and try a different approach?
Lets try again. Unity had terrible reviews. Why did Canonical not listen to their users about the introduction of this? You have to admit, it was a pretty bad reception. Canonical's response to this was similar to RIM's response about poor innovation, or the complete lack of it. They ignored it. That's better, thanks for presenting your question more politely.
When we introduced Unity we knew that chunks of it needed more sheening and refinement. What was important to us was to ensure that Unity was in good shape for Ubuntu 12.04, our next LTS, this is why we dropped in a few releases early to give our users a chance to play with it, share their experiences, share their concerns, and give us a chance to fix these outstanding problems.
Now, as you say, some folks were not happy with Unity. I think part of this was that those early Unity releases has a pretty tiny amount of QA applied: they were crashy, and when Unity crashed, it would take compiz down with it too. To remedy this we built an automated testing lab, and hired someone on my team to build a community of manual testers. I think most would agree that the Unity in 12.04 is much higher quality.
When we introduced Unity originally some folks just didn't like the design. This is always tough: design is emotional, and so is change, so a change with a new design is really emotional. Now some of the feedback at this time was constructive: it highlighted specific deficiencies in the design, problems in the implementation and other things. The design and engineering teams read all of this feedback with interest and reacted to much of it in future releases.
Some folks just didn't like Unity for the fact it was "different" and "why didn't you guys just keep shipping GNOME 2". For us to bring Free Software to more and more people we need to constantly evolve, and Unity was a step along that evolution. We have expanded our target demographic to not just Linux enthusiasts but general consumers too, and we found that GNOME 2 did not serve general consumers as well...as such Unity was designed to bridge that gap.
Now, of course, Unity is not perfect. There is still lots of work to be done, and many improvements to be made, but I think we are on the right track.
One thing I can assure you is that Canonical did not ignore this feedback: quite the opposite, but we did focus on the constructive feedback as opposed to the rantings on social media networks. Ubuntu is a shared project, our community is an integral part of the project, but we have to have a platform of respect and collaboration to do good work...and this is why we focused on the feedback from those who wanted to engage as opposed to yell.
I hope this answers your question. :-)
It's closely related to my major and my career plans, so I'm really curious what goes into it and what kind of surprises I might find myself confronting down the road. I think many new community managers don't build enough strategy into the plans. They have generalized plans around "growth" and "awareness". If you are working professionally for a company, this lack of meat on the bone doesn't give the company or the community enough assurances around the work.
Do you have someone on your team that is focussed on the business desktop users community? Today, not really. Our primary focus is on the collaborative contributor community. This is changing as we focus more and more on user communities (e.g. the app dev community who only want to use Ubuntu as a platform).
2) For those of us looking to contribute to Ubuntu (that have not done so in the past) what areas is the OS lacking, or what areas could we best contribute our skills? I think we need more and more folks helping with LoCo Teams (Link to loco.ubuntu.com and Documentation. We could always use hands on deck there!
Will we ever be able to run DRM protected Silverlight apps like Netflix, or SkyGo? It's pretty much the only thing I can't do on Ubuntu. I would love if we could have Netflix, but it depends on if Netflix are willing to make a Linux client.
I feel you're making a really big mistake here: Pursuing a new demographic while ignoring your core. We are not ignore Linux enthusiasts...we are just not focusing purely on them. Some people presume that just because we don't have everything that a Linux enthusiast needs we are "ignoring" them. We want to build a system for everyone, and that requires a delicate balance.
As I said earlier, for a novice user if we include too much configurabilty that doesn't make sense or is not properly designed, user testing shows that it makes Ubuntu less useful. Technically savvy people can install and add additional configurability where desired. This is why I think it is better to have a simple Unity by default and then allow people to tune and tweak it with additional tools like MyUnity where needed. This way you get the best of both worlds: a simple out of the box experience, yet Linux enthusiasts can hotrod their system to get more if they want.
Any chance of another album any soon? Also, just wanted so say thanks for all the work you in the band and the Ubuntu community. We are currently writing a new Severed Fifth album. I am also thinking of recording an acoustic album for charity.
What can we expect for the future of raspberry pi and ubuntu? I am not really sure. I have not been particularly involved in the discussions with the Raspberry Pi folks: I would love to see Ubuntu running on there.
As a Python developer I would like to ask how the Python 3 integration as the standard version with the next release (12.10) is going? Also, thanks for Ubuntu, just love it for work and personal use and Unity makes it all a joy now. :) To be honest, I am not sure how the Python 3 has progressed thus far...I know it is a core release goal, so it should go pretty well. :-)
Tits or ass? You said any question.... I like all animals, not just Blue Tits and Donkeys.
As a English Ex-Pat Do you have things other than BBQ'ing you are trying to get into the swing of? Perhaps home brewing? I would love to brew some beer. I worry about creating an ultra-death-brew though and losing a weekend. :-)
Is Canonical accepting interns at all, and if so how can I get to know more? Is Canonical accepting interns at all, and if so how can I get to know more?
Aren't you heartily sick of every public discussion you take part in getting hijacked by the small, but excessively vocal, minority of people of just can't deal with people doing some actual work to try and improve the Linux desktop experience (i.e Unity) and prepared to do anything active about their own problems? Aren't you heartily sick of every public discussion you take part in getting hijacked by the small, but excessively vocal, minority of people of just can't deal with people doing some actual work to try and improve the Linux desktop experience (i.e Unity) and prepared to do anything active about their own problems? There is definitely a vocal minority, but my take on this has been that every opinion and critique is fair so long as it is respectful, accurate, and preferably in the interests of finding a solution. Some folks have tried Ubuntu 12.04 and still don't like Unity and have a list of reasons why, and they fairly and respectfully share those views: that kind of discourse is wonderful...it helps us improve.
Did you pick the band for UDS-Q? They were awesome. Did you pick the band for UDS-Q? They were awesome.
Unity from a year ago ... ignore these people. If Unity a year ago was so bad that you're ignoring the early adopters who got burned by it, why on earth did you let it out the door? Why should they trust you now? Software is never "done", you have to release early and release often; that is at the core of how Open Source works.
"Unity" means − among other things − "the same interface for Desktops, TV, phones, tablets, cars". Have you put any thoughts in Home Automation interfaces, which I think can become a big thing in the future ? While not a core focus of the Unity team right now, I would love to see a community derivative Ubuntu distribution for home automation. I think it could be awesome. :-)
What advice can you give to someone who is new to the field of Community Management? Without wishing to push my book, I think it will be helpful for you. Just make sure you get the new 2nd Edition: there is lots of other good content in there.
My advice for getting started is to study the work of other community managers, and listen and learn from their experience. Community management is a skill that is passed on between different people, and that kind of observational work is useful in seeing patterns and approaches to the profession.
Is the 2nd edition available as an e-book? Yep! :-)
Will you be dressing up as a spherical cow for halloween? Because I'm having a damned hard time finding a quetzal costume. Srsly. :) LOL! I hope so!
Will you be coming to Ground Kontrol after the Puppet Labs party this year, and if so, will we have to physically carry you back across the river? You don't have a keynote this year, so no excuses. :P. I can try. :-)
Any plans to provide funding/grants to the LoCo teams to help them organize events or for doing what they do? Outside of our current funding, I am not sure we will be able to commit to further funding. What I would love to see is LoCo Teams supporting themselves more and more with Kickstarter campaigns and donations drives to help cover any other expenses. :-)
Are there any plans to introduce the minimizing of apps by clicking or holding their icon in the launcher? What is wrong with the minimize button? :-)
Also, are there any plans to make the dash more efficient in finding apps, files, music etc.? The design team are constantly working to improve search and findability, and I think you will see some improvements in the 12.10 cycle in this area.
Hi, recently I bought a samsung series 5 ultrabook and tried to install ubuntu on it. I discovered I couldn't. Is this some king of boycott or the problem is me? Greetings from Brazil. No idea: it should install fine. Was there a software error?
Checked to make sure you had a beard. Not disappointed. LOL!
'Did my first parachute jump' is exactly the sort of thing I was aiming at with the question, human verified accomplishements, perhaps with geo-tagged photo proof. Part of the original plan was to have human-awarded accomplishments. The classic use case we have here is something such as an Ubuntu contributor wanting to thank someone for some great work that cannot be auto-detected with the current system. We would give them the ability to award a trophy to this person so it appears in their My Trophies view.
For your parachute jump example, we could potentially set up a system where a set of people can issue trophies when they see proof of something. For example, you send someone a photo of you doing the jump and then they award the trophy.
This would be great for bucket lists (e.g. visiting a set of landmarks) and then getting trophies for each one you visit.
It is all possible, we just need more hands on deck to write the code. :-)
My uncle has ubuntu on his 3rd and 4th computers. I like to call his little son "ubuntu" Lols were had. Awesome!
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