Here’s the easiest way to run a Gridseed device for LTC or –scrypt mining.
It is highly recommended to run the Gridseeds on a Raspberry Pi device. You don’t have any driver issues when using Raspberry’s. If you run a Windows machine, there are two ways to work:
a) recommended: run BFGMiner. You might have issues with the windows driver, but this is easy to solve (see below). Setup takes the first time maybe 5-7 minutes, then you are good to go.
b) or you run a special version of cgminer (link below), then you have to change the USB driver using the free program Zadig (download an tutorial below). This setup takes a while longer, but biggest issue is, that you might have issues after restarting you machine, sometimes the Gridseed’s are not recognized anymore.
So here are the links and tutorials:
Link to BFGMiner for Gridseed devices:
Link to tutorial for modified BFGMiner:
Link to turorial how to install Gridseed driver on Windows 7 or Windows 8
Link to modified CGMiner version:
Link to Zagid program to install Gridseed#s universal driver: