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  1. #1
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    Help needed getting bitcoin-qt working on Ubuntu 12.04

    I have followed the instructions on the Distro Geeks site.

    Basically this:

    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get install bitcoin-qt

    Everything looked O.K., but when invoking bitcoin-qt from the command line, it tells me this:

    Error initializing database environment /home/mark/.bitcoin! To recover, BACKUP THAT DIRECTORY, then remove everything from it except for wallet.dat.

    Doing a whereis, it says this: bitcoin-qt: /usr/bin/bitcoin-qt /usr/bin/X11/bitcoin-qt

    Seems redundant, and I'm sure not going to delete my X11 diectory.
    Any help appreciated!

    Mark Lytle

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    Jul 2004
    Either at home or at work or down the pub
    Open your home directory in the file manager and press Ctrl + h to view hidden files.
    There should be a directory called .bitcoin
    Copy this directory as a backup and then go into .bitcoin
    Delete the files as specified
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    That worked perfectly! Thanks elija!


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