Forest Kitten 33 Getting Started

Hardware Installation

Step 1.

Option A. Installing with Motherboard

Install your Forest Kitten 33 into available PCIe slot and power it

 

Option B. Install using a Riser

Install your Forest Kitten 33 into available PCIe slot and power it

 

Software Installation

Select proper OS of your computer

Windows
Linux

Step 2.

Download Drivers and Miner

SQRLDrivers.msi
2019/09/19
Miner-win64.zip
2019/09/19

Step 3.

Install Drivers

3.1. Double click MSI and follow prompts

3.2. Double click and Install Drivers

Click Yes

Click Finish

3.3. Check Device manager by Right clicking "Start" and selecting "Device Manager"

Your connected devices should appear under "SQRL Accelerators" in Device Manager

Install Miner

3.4. Right Click the Miner Download and select to "Extract All..."

3.5. Select your preferred location

Our Extracted Miner

3.6. First thing is first - read the README.txt

3.7. Double click start.bat

Alternatively open "cmd" navigate to miner location and launch miner from command line

Miner should start mining

Right click and "Edit" the start.bat file to your desired pool and wallet information

Bitstream Flash

Step 4. (optional)

4.1. To flash simply press y on your keyboard

DO NOT INTERRUPT FLASHING and wait for it to complete.
Otherwise you will face the dreaded red light and a rather uncomfortable process of restoring red light on your FPGA back to normal which you can read about here

4.2. After flashing is complete you will need to completely powercycle your machine. Shutdown and turn off, or unplug, your Powersupply, wait 5 seconds, and turn back on again

4.3. Navigate back to Miner-win64 directory and double click start.bat

Alternatively open "cmd" navigate to miner location and launch miner from command line

Miner should start mining

Right click and "Edit" the start.bat file to your desired pool and wallet information

Manual Device Reprogram

Step 5. (optional)

In case you faced RED LIGHT - FLASHING INTERUPTED

You have only one choice now - Manualy re-program your device (using Vivado Labs)

Preparation for device reprogramming

5.1. Plug in your supplied Micro USB

5.2. Download static.bin

static.bin
2019/09/19

5.3. Download Vivado Labs from https://www.xilinx.com/support/download.html

Select Vivado Lab edition for your OS

5.4. Sign in if you have an account, or Create an Account

Creating a Xilinix account is free but requires more than a few usual steps we're used to

Account activation email will be sent to your email account

5.5. Click the link in the email to activate

The link will verify your account and take you to the Sign in page

On first login you will have a few questions presented of your interests, but you can select your language and then scroll down and select Unsubscribe from all checkbox before hitting Update

Should see Account Update Successful! now

5.6. And now can go back to https://www.xilinx.com/support/download.html
Select Vivado Lab edition for your OS

5.7. Fill out yet another form, and YES, you finally get to download Vivado Lab

Vivado Lab Install

5.8. Locate the downloaded archive. Right Click and select to Extract Here

5.9. Open the extracted directory and double click xsetup.exe

5.10. Allow the app make changes

You will see the GUI being started

*NOTE on small screens this installer may not fit in the screen thus you will not be able to see the "Next / Install / etc" buttons

5.11. On first screen press Next
Agree to all Terms
Mark only "Vivado Lab" checkbox to install
Hit Next, Next, and Install

Programing Your FPGA

5.12. Start Vivado_Lab

5.13. Click Open Hardware Manager

5.14. Click on the button to Auto Connect

You will see your FPGA appear in the Hardware section bellow
*NOTE: if you don't see your device here most likely you started Vivado Lab without sudo or there is an issue with micro USB connection to your FPGA

5.15. Select the chip to program from the Hardware section

5.16. Right click and select Add Configuration Memory Device...

5.17. Search for mt25qu256-spi-x1_x2_x4. Select it and hit OK

OK right after that

5.18. Select Configuration file field and browse your machine for earlier downloaded static.bin

5.19. Select static.bin hit OK and Configure

Wait for vivado do its thing now

When done, exit Vivado and shutdown your machine
Power off your power supply for 5 seconds and turn it back on again

Can unplug Micro USB from your FPGA at this point

5.20. Navigate back to Miner-win64 directory and double click start.bat

Alternatively open "cmd" navigate to miner location and launch miner from command line

Miner should start mining

Right click and "Edit" the start.bat file to your desired pool and wallet information

Step 2.

Download Drivers and Miner

Sqrldma.run.gz
2019/09/19
Miner-linux64.tar.xz
2019/09/19

Step 3.

Preparation for Drivers Install

*NOTE: This guide was made on Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS. Some variations may apply for other Distributions
**NOTE: Ubuntu server same steps apply only via command line

3.1. Locate your downloaded files

3.2. Extract downloaded files by right clicking and selecting to extract

3.3. Extract the downloaded drivers

3.4. Ensure extracted drivers have executable permissions by right clicking and selecting properties

3.5. Select "Permissions" tab and mark checkbox "Allow executing file as program"

Install drivers

3.6. Right click empty space in the same folder as drivers file and select Open in Terminal

3.7. Type in terminal sudo ./sqrldma.run

3.8. Enter your sudo password

3.9. Wait for install to complete. Reboot after by simply typing reboot in terminal

Install Miner

3.10. After reboot, navigate to your extracted miner directory

3.11. Open release directory

3.12. Open Miner-linux64 directory

3.13. READ the README.md

3.14. After you have familiarized yourself with the miner controls it is time to start your miner for the first time YAY!
Right click empty space in the directory and select Open in Terminal

3.15. Simply type in ./start.sh

The Miner will start and immediately check if correct bitstream is already flashed to your FPGA
If NOT the miner will prompt if you would like to flash it now?

Bitstream Flash

Step 4. (optional)

4.1. To flash simply press y on your keyboard

DO NOT INTERRUPT FLASHING and wait for it to complete.
Otherwise you will face the dreaded red light and a rather uncomfortable process of restoring red light on your FPGA back to normal which you can read about here

4.2. After flashing is complete you will need to completely powercycle your machine. Shutdown and turn off, or unplug, your Powersupply, wait 5 seconds, and turn back on again

4.3. Navigate back to Miner-linux64 directory and Open in Terminal

4.4. Simply type in ./start.sh

YAY - The miner is now mining! Congratulations

And off you go

Manual Device Reprogram

Step 5. (optional)

In case you faced RED LIGHT - FLASHING INTERUPTED

You have only one choice now - Manualy re-program your device (using Vivado Labs)

Preparation for device reprogramming

5.1. Plug in your supplied Micro USB

5.2. Download static.bin

static.bin
2019/09/19

5.3. Download Vivado Labs from https://www.xilinx.com/support/download.html

Select Vivado Lab edition for your OS

5.4. Sign in if you have an account, or Create an Account

Creating a Xilinix account is free but requires more than a few usual steps we're used to

Account activation email will be sent to your email account

5.5. Click the link in the email to activate

The link will verify your account and take you to the Sign in page

On first login you will have a few questions presented of your interests, but you can select your language and then scroll down and select Unsubscribe from all checkbox before hitting Update

Should see Account Update Successful! now

5.6. And now can go back to https://www.xilinx.com/support/download.html
Select Vivado Lab edition for your OS

5.7. Fill out yet another form, and YES, you finally get to download Vivado Lab

Vivado Lab Install

5.8. Locate the downloaded archive

5.9. Right Click and select to Extract

5.10. Open the extracted directory

5.11. Ensure the setup file is executable. Right click and select Properties

5.12. In Permissions tab set Allow executing file as program

5.13. Right click empty space in the directory and select Open in Terminal

5.14. Type sudo ./xsetup

And enter your sude password

You will see the GUI being started

*NOTE on small screens this installer may not fit in the screen thus you will not be able to see the "Next / Install / etc" buttons

5.15. On first screen press Next
Agree to all Terms
Mark only "Vivado Lab" checkbox to install
Hit Next, Next, and Install

Programing Your FPGA

5.16. In Terminal navigate to /tools/Xilinix/Vivado_Lab/2019.1/bin
And type sudo ./vivado_lab

Enter your password

You will see the GUI being started

5.17. When GUI starts select Open Hardware Manager

5.18. Click on the button to Auto Connect

You will see your FPGA appear in the Hardware section bellow
*NOTE: if you don't see your device here most likely you started Vivado Lab without sudo or there is an issue with micro USB connection to your FPGA

5.19. Select the chip to program from the Hardware section

5.20. Right click and select Add Configuration Memory Device...

5.21. Search for mt25qu256-spi-x1_x2_x4. Select it and hit OK

OK right after that

5.22. Select Configuration file field and browse your machine for earlier downloaded static.bin

5.23. Select static.bin hit OK and Configure

Wait for vivado do its thing now

When done, exit Vivado and shutdown your machine
Power off your power supply for 5 seconds and turn it back on again

Can unplug Micro USB from your FPGA at this point

5.24. Navigate back to Miner-linux64 directory and Open in Terminal

5.25. Simply type in ./start.sh

YAY - The miner is now mining! Congratulations

And off you go