Visual Studio 2017 npm error – CategoryInfo not specified

While trying to install and test the npm package node-adwords, I stumbled upon an error stating an error with CategoryInfo not being specified.

The errors given by npm included e.g. gyp error, and reading about it from random internet sources, the problem seemed to point to compiler settings. I updated node to the latest version, which did not resolve the issue.

The next attempt was to modify my Visual Studio 2017 Professional installation, and specifically the Node.js options:

nodejs-reintall-vs2017

I did not have the VC++ 2017 v141 toolset installed, so I ticked it along with Visual Studio C++ core features (I don’t think it is necessary) and started the installation.

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Low hashrate on 1060?

I installed 2 x Nvidia 1060 with 6 Gb each. When using multiple different miners, I end up with a low hashrate such as 10..11 MH on each, totaling around 20 MH, but fluctuating very strongly (to the downside.)

I first used Minergate, and dismissed it soon for its low hash rate (which was a wrong assumption.) Turns out I only needed to upgrade the BIOS firmware of my Asus V270-K motherboard. Upon restarting Ubuntu and powering on Minergate, I now get a constant 44..46 MH, which can be considered good for an untweaked, untampered pair of 1060’s.