After the update, I started up the GUI.
It presented me with my wallet (or key code (I do not remember the exact wording)) to click on to log-in. Aside from a minor scare (at the end of this posting), all went well. All of my XCH showed up and all of my plots showed up. It took a minute or two to sync, and I was in business.
When I clicked on the “Farming” button, along the left-hand side, the application hung.
I waited 2 or 3 minutes. The application turned 100% white, except for the menus, atop.
I was able to exit the application, sort of. The Window shrunk, as if it was closing. But it did not. Clicking the “X”, it closed. taskmgr.exe confirmed all chia related processes were gone.
I started up the GUI, again. This time around, it is not offering me my wallet to click on.
It is offering 1) Create A New Private Key, 2) Import From Mnemonics (24 Words), or 3) Delete All Keys
– Regarding #1, above: Did anyone else have the hanging issue?
– Regarding #2, above: Before I enter my mnemonics, I thought it best to ask in this forum.
I never had to enter my mnemonics after a Chia upgrade. So I want to check if this is normal going from 1.2.11 to 1.3.4.
Why did I get the option to click on my wallet on the initial 1.3.4 start-up, but now that is gone?
Is this normal?
I am concerned that maybe I am being duped into giving my 24 words to someone?
The minor scare was that the new version presented me with 0 XCH.
It took 5 or 10 minutes to present me with my proper number of XCH.
I was “this” close to stopping the GUI, deleting my wallet DB, and restarting the GUI.
I was fearful that I had installed malware that got my XCH. Not cool to install a new version, and not see your XCH for several minutes, and the installer gives no heads-up. Is that the experience others have had with the upgrade?
Most likely, chia didn’t really fully exited, and wallet process was still sitting on db, or wallet db got corrupted (less likely). When you use task manager, you need to scroll through the second block, as when those processes got orphaned, they move there. Try rebooting.
Don’t know anything about v1.3.4 (remember, I am waiting for v1.3.5+), but with 1.3.1/3, the wallet has four states: not connected, syncing, synced, really synced. The last one was taking few extra minutes. No clue how to tell synced from really synced, though.
But when you start your GUI, does your XCH show a zero balance? Does it take some time to reveal your correct balance?
Also, my “Farming” problem is back.
Shortly after starting the GUI, the “Farming” button works. It shows zero plots, and that is to be expected. Previous Chia versions also took some time to read in all of the plots and deliver a correct plot count.
But nothing hanged. I could click the “Farming” button and other buttons, and the application would display the associated screen.
But once my plots got recognized (once it game me my correct plot count), then when I pressed the “Farming” button, the application hanged.
If you really can’t solve the problem in the end, I suggest you uninstall and reinstall 1.2.11, wait until the database synchronization is successful, and then install 1.3.1 and 1.3.3. The premise is that you back up the whole node and wallet database of 1.2.11.