I have a 2012 mac pro 5,1 with a sapphire radeon pulse rx580 8GB video card on mac os catalina.
Installed node, wallet and miner from github source code
Everything runs, CPU mines (turned it off after test because I’m mining xmr with the cpus and I want to GPU mine grin)
Miner has no problem connecting to grinmint pool. It says it’s getting new jobs, etc. I just get no hash.
On quit from grin-miner gui in terminal it says:
thread ‘’ panicked at ‘can’t build trimmer: Can’t find OpenCL platform’, src/libcore/result.rs:1165:5
note: run with
RUST_BACKTRACE=1 environment variable to display a backtrace."
my config for gpu is:
plugin_name = “ocl_cuckatoo”
platform = 1
device = 0
edge_bits = 31
if I use platform = 0 it makes an error in the gui that I can’t copy/paste
I had an issue with the xmr-stak-rx miner where I couldn’t get it to gpu mine at first too, but I kept messing with it and eventually got it working (I shut it off because gpu mining xmr took up too much system resources and used too much power for the small contribution it made to my overall hash rate - it really made the screen lag terribly)
It had something to do with an open cl library dependency that needed configured and either my anti virus or the sandboxing in catalina wouldn’t let it configure automatically.
Ideally, I’d like to mine xmr on 6 of 12 cores on my cpus, and mine grin on my gpu at the same time. If the grin miner using the gpu makes it lag too much while I’m using the box for other tasks I’ll just shut it down to use, say lightroom, and restart it while the box is otherwise idle.
To top it off, I’m a noob to mac os, having just gone over to the darkside a few months ago when windows wasn’t cutting it for photo, video, and audio editing. I’m also a complete noob to mining.
I’m not really looking to mine for profit or I’d build a serious rig. I’m just trying to learn about crypto and support the projects I think are cool. I like to tinker with things, and I was hoping to get this working on my own, but the grin miner is stumping me and the project is new enough there’s not much info to google. I probably have a rare use case anyway: grin-miner on mac os catalina with rx580 8GB.
One of the things that attracted me to grin was that at least the early projects say the software only support mac and linux, so I figured I would be able to get it to run on a mac.
Also was looking for a GPU optimized coin, privacy based, that’s early enough in it’s development history to be paying out good sized blocks.
I’m open to any suggestions. I’ll keep messing with it, but I’m about at the extent of my skill set currently.