Setting up Ether on my VPS

Installation steps:

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
[email protected]:~$ sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereum
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install ethereum

Get a new account with:

[email protected]:~$ geth account new
[email protected]:~$ geth account list

Start a screen and start mining:

[email protected]:~$ geth --mine

To connect to this session and check your balance:

[email protected]:~$ geth attach
[email protected]:~$ > eth.getBalance(eth.accounts[0])

I am not sure if my slow VPS will ever successfully mine any Ether, but since I want to know the basics of Ether, this is a good starting point.