Popular Open Source 3D Printers

Popular Open Source 3D Printers

Just a decade ago, 3D printers were a novelty. Costing upwards of US$5,000 for a desktop edition that could convert some powder into plasticky objects. But not only have the prices fallen, More »

Open Source Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

Open Source Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

It is the holiday season and a time to share and exchange presents. And what better way to share some love this holiday season than by giving your loved ones an open More »

Wekan – Open Source Alternative to Trello

Wekan – Open Source Alternative to Trello

Wekan is an open source collaborative project management tool similar to Trello like boards. It offers some of the Kanban functionalities and features as well. On Wekan one can easily create boards, More »

The Zero Terminal – Pocket Computer that works!

The Zero Terminal – Pocket Computer that works!

The real joy of tinkering with Raspberry Pi is to build something nifty and fun. To hack a really whacky and crazy idea into a working prototype. That we all love and More »

OpenAg – Open Source Food Computer

OpenAg – Open Source Food Computer

MIT Open Agriculture (OpenAg) is a wonderful execution of an open source initiative for controlled-environment agriculture platform referred to as “Food Computer”. All hardware, software and even data is open sourced so More »

 

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HPLIP – HP Print Drivers for Linux

Sometimes when you install your favorite Linux distribution, the default print drivers either fail to print or worse fail to recognize the printer outright.

Thankfully, there is a solution to this problem for at least HP printers. HP is now supporting over 2,200 printers (including Multifunction, Inkjects, Laserjets etc) with proper Linux drivers that are supported through the life of the hardware. A detail of which can be found on hplip website here.

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Installing dLink DWA 525 Linux Drivers

If you are upgrading your desktop PCI wifi cards to faster N series Dlink cards, you will be in for a bit of surprise. The drivers provided by Dlink are still in alpha (for DWA 525 series) and are not natively supported in most Linux distributions.
So if you face this conundrum, here is a simple solution (Thanks to Aftab and Umar for providing the steps).
  • First download the drivers for Dlink DWA-525 wifi card from the following link: http://ftp.dlink.ru/pub/Wireless/DWA-525/Drivers/Linux/
  • Unzip the downloaded file into a directory
  • cd into the newly unzipped directory
  • type the following commands
    • make
    • sudo make install
  • Now edit the following file
    • vi  /etc/modeprob.d/blacklist.conf
  • Append the following line at the end of the file
    • blacklist rt2800pci
  • And now reboot the machine
    • sudo reboot
Your newly installed wifi card should now be working just fine. Enjoy surfing at 150mbps (theoretically) 🙂