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FluidStack – provide computer power and get paid for it!

Passive income, Tutorial to install FluidStack

Tutorial to install FluidStack


Here’s a passive income I can suggest if you have some decent hardware lying around.

As they only support NVIDIA video cards, 10xx and newer.


I invite you to use my referral link, they don’t give much but every little helps and encourage me to share more tutorials like this in hope to help others:


FluidStack is a cloud based system using computer power from people and selling it various companies then pay you for the use of your computer dedicated to it.


Taken from their website :

This is the current list of technical requirements. Please note that these are subject to change

  • A Linux machine running Ubuntu (18.10, 18.04, 16.04, 14.04).
  • Core i5 or higher CPU (or equivalent performance)
  • 8+ GBs of RAM
  • At least 15 GBs of free storage space
  • Download Speeds of at least 50Mbps
  • Upload Speeds of at least 10Mbps
  • CUDA 10.2

If you don’t meet these requirements, you will not get paid.

We do not support VPSs, cloud servers or VMs. Please do not install on these as you will not get paid.

For multi-GPU machines the requirements are as follows:

  • Core i7 or higher CPU (or equivalent performance)
  • 8GBs of RAM per graphics card
  • At least 50GBs of storage space per card
  • Download Speeds of at least 100Mbps
  • Upload Speeds of at least 10Mbps



Download and install Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS (at this time of writing this) from their website


Use Rufus to burn the ISO on an USB key. Then install Ubuntu on the computer.

When the installation is done, first thing you need to do is install curl (required to install FluidSTack)

  • sudo apt update
  • sudo apt upgrade
  • sudo apt install curl


Then the most important thing to check are the video drivers : by default ubuntu uses the « nouveau » drivers, which caused in my case my XServer to crash everytime i tried to log in. At the login screen i had to press Ctrl+Alt+F2 to open a login screen in the Terminal; then i updated my video drivers with the following commands :

  • sudo lshw -c display
  • sudo ubuntu-drivers devices
  • sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall

After installing the latest drivers, i rebooted then XServer (window mode) was working properly.

Then let’s update Ubuntu with the following command :

  • sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y


Now all that is missing is to install FluidStack :

Get the Curl command line from Fluidstack’s website diretly to make sure you it’s a working link as they provide it. And at the same time, you’ll see your security token key which you’ll need during installation.



I currently have 1 computer running for this task :

An i7 (4th) with 16gb  of ram, 400 GB SSD HD with 2x GTX1060 6GB; running since mid day of March 17 up to March 24th, i have accumulated 18.69 $ US in my account.


Working on converting a mining computer i have with 6x 1070, i have received a 500 GB SSD m2 drive this morning and waiting on my ram (computer had 8 and will add 32 in hope it’s enough) and will see if i get paid for it. Else i’ll have to add more ram and also replace the CPU (it’s got a G3950 or so).


Here’s a screenshot of my status (started on march 17th mid day to march 24th) :


hope this helps some of you, feel free to leave a comment!

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