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ethOS 1.2.9 Released

ethOS 1.2.9 has been released on the 6th January 2018

Please updated as soon as possible.

Updating ethOS to the Latest Version

  1. Read the changelog for very important major changes.
  2. Become physicaly local to your rigs. Do not update remotely.
  3. Prior to updating, reboot your rig (a fresh rig is important for a successful update).
  4. Immediately after your rig boots successfully, run the update: sudo ethos-update && sleep 5 && r   (do not interrupt it)
    NOTE: slow USB 2.0 drives may have trouble updating.
  5. After your rig updates, it will reboot. Watch your rig come up.
  6. If your rig fails immediately after updating and rebooting, reupdate your rigsudo ethos-update reupdate && sleep 5 && r
  7. If reupdate fails, reimage to your supported Drive.

ethOS 1.2.9 changelog (released January 6th 2018)

Major Changes

Resized ethOS live image from 8 gigabytes to 5 gigabytes, to reduce the imaging time by 35%.
Built a custom tool for gathering GPU-reported parameters more reliably.
Updated all installed miners to their latest versions and added packages necessary to support them.
Updated claymore-xmr to its latest stable version (fix for ethOS 1.2.8).
Fixed an issue that caused the last GPU to mine slowly when using ethminer.
Removed 750 megabytes of cruft by cleaning up unnecessary packages.
Added ethOS config options globalname disabled and name [worker] disabled for pools that don’t use worker names.
Allowed miner to restart automatically if pool or wallet changes in ethOS config, without requiring manual restart or reboot.
Removed all claymore stubs, claymore confs moved to ethOS conf with flags option (now remote.conf is possible with claymore).
Audited and prevented more ethOS disk writes, thereby increasing the longevity of the boot drive.

Bug Fixes

Fixed a bug that caused some worker names to have an extra period (fix for ethOS 1.2.8).
Fixed an NVIDIA-related hashrate decrease caused by ethOS-smi setting an incorrect memory clock (fix for ethOS 1.2.8).
Fixed an issue that caused iGPU to count NVIDIA GPUs incorrectly (fix for ethOS 1.2.8).
Made ethOS config reboots (reb) work more reliably.
Fixed cases where some ethOS config options did not honor comments (#) properly.
Forced cleanup of foreign line-breaks in ethOS local.conf which prevented it from working properly.
Added ability for dstm-zcash and all claymore miners to support and accept ssl:// pool URLs.
Allowed alt-tab to switch focus between browser, ethOS terminal, and ethOS fullscreen terminal without using a mouse.
Fixed cases where certain miners did not switch properly after changing ethOS config.
Fixed hashrate collection bugs that caused ccminer to report hashrates as “0”.
Fixed cases where ethOS rigs failed to send updates to ethOS stats panel.
Fixed ordering of rigpool1 and rigpool2 when running dstm-zcash.
Fixed a problem associated with ethOS stats panel reporting live mining instances inaccurately.
Allowed update-miner to be more robust by supporting post-update scripts.

Cosmetic Changes and Cleanup

Added total GPU count to ethosdistro.com
Added rig counts, separated by driver, to ethosdistro.com/versions
Added documentation about removing worker names for pools that don’t support them to the ethOS Knowledge Base.
Added best-effort stats collection to continue to report to ethOS stats panel despite unforseen conditions.
Added GPU crash detection to report crashed GPUs on the ethOS desktop.
Made ethOS motd (helpme) slightly smaller.
Fixed the order of core and memory clocks to continue to report properly when an NVIDIA GPU crashes.
Added remove-teamviewer for users who wish to remove teamveiwer packages.
Prompted users who have ethOS installations with known malware (from torrents) to reimage to a legitimate gpuShack version of ethOS.
Added nano guide to ethOS knowledge base.
Listed more possible parameters that ethos-readconf can accept.
Added a notification to ethOS stats panel and ethOS desktop when NVIDIA GPUs do not have all PCI-E power cables connected properly.
Made ethOS stats panel webserver perform more reliably.
Added documentation to regarding poolemail rigpool1 rigpool2 poolpass1 poolpass2 to the sample config.

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