Problems getting masternode started

Kevin

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May 16, 2016
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Hi all,

I'm brand new to dash, and I'm trying to set up a masternode. I used a combination of TAOs Setup Guide as well as another one here: https://www.bolehvpn.net/blog/2016/02/07/what-is-a-dash-masternode-and-how-do-i-set-up-one/

I have dashman installed on my VPS, and here is the output:

dashman version 0.1.16 (7-g3b4f32d) - Mon May 16 00:00:14 UTC 2016
gathering info, please wait... DONE!

hostname : DashMN
host uptime/load average : 0 days, 0.09 0.06 0.09
dashd bind ip address : 104.207.143.99
dashd version : 0.12.0.56
dashd up-to-date : YES
dashd running : YES
dashd uptime : 0 days, 0 hours, 49 mins, 14 secs
dashd responding (rpc) : YES
dashd listening (ip) : YES
dashd connecting (peers) : YES
dashd port open : YES
dashd connection count : 9
dashd blocks synced : YES
last block (local dashd) : 470226
(chainz) : 470226
(dash.org) : 470226
(dashwhale) : 470226
(masternode.me) : 470226 - no forks detected
dashd current difficulty : 5397.05619350
masternode started : NO
masternode visible (local) : NO
masternode visible (ninja) : NO
masternode address :
masternode funding txn : -
masternode queue/count : 0/0
masternode last payment : never
masternode balance : 0
Exiting.

Is this the problem? masternode funding txn : -

Can anybody point me in the direction of a good troubleshooting guide?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
 

paperThin

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Kevin,
Good job!
Did you change the dash.conf file? (On the above PC)
Did you change the masternode.conf file (on the "other" PC that is holding the actual dash) to include the transaction info?
Did you do the "masternode start-many" on your "other" PC that is holding the actual dash?
Did you get a "success" after the "masternode start-many"?
-Paper
 

Kevin

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May 16, 2016
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Hi Paper,

thanks for your quick response.

I tried "masternode start-all" and it reported success (I only have 1), but didn't that didn't seem to do the trick. Now I tried start-many and it's working! The screen output was the same either way.

"overall" : "Successfully started 1 masternodes, failed to start 0, total 1",
"detail" : {
"status" : {
"alias" : "MN1",
"result" : "successful"
}
}
}

So that's a bit strange, but it looks like I'm online now:

masternode started : YES
masternode visible (local) : YES
masternode visible (ninja) : YES

Kevin
 

paperThin

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Good work.
I like to turn off my offline masternode wallet and then keep checking your status on dashwhale.org for a few hours (or dashninja). Just to make sure everything is good. Keep in mind that if you run any "masternode start-many" again, it resets its position in the queue (which delays your payments). So if it is online, just leave it alone.
Best Regards,
-Paper
 

Kevin

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Thanks for the advice. I've shut down my masternode wallet. This will be learning by doing. Hopefully not too much learning by making mistakes and costing me DASH!

Is there a way to see where I am in the queue for getting a masternode payout?

What is this line telling me:
masternode queue/count : 133/3774 (selection pending)

Is 133 the # of masternodes that are eligible for a payout?

Regards,
Kevin
 

moocowmoo

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masternode.me
Dash Address
XmoocowYfrPKUR6p6M5aJZdVntQe71irCX
Is this the problem? masternode funding txn : -
No, that field is populated from dashninja. That field is blank until your node is successfully started and (about 5-10 minutes later) you appear in his list.

masternode queue/count : 133/3774 (selection pending)
Dashman has a bug I need to fix. When never paid, the calculation is confused.

After your first payment, seeing '(selection pending)' means you're (most likely) about to get paid.

See https://dashpay.atlassian.net/wiki/display/DOC/Payment+Logic for a more detailed explanation.

Glad to see you using dashman! Feel free to ask me any questions at [email protected]!