Category: Computerphile

HP-AIO Printers

Printers; Still the World’s Most Disobedient Robots

It’s 2017 and no matter which brand of printer you buy, you will eventually want to take a baseball bat (#OfficeSpace) to it. Probably more than once. I can’t remember the last time I used a printer for an extended period of time and it didn’t crap out on me. I currently have a pretty decent HP AIO (All-in-one) at home and the same model at the office. They’re both wireless enabled as well as connected to iMac’s through USB. I’ve had to reinstall the drivers for both of them a multitude of times. If we can build an airplane...

NVIDIA and Ubuntu Don’t Play Nice

I’ve spent the last week setting up some new (to me) HP Z210 Workstations with Ubuntu and Debian. The machines themselves are in pretty good condition, I got lucky with the used units which were sent to me – the graphics card is another story. NVIDIA graphics cards have a sordid history of doing nothing but create frustration for the open source world. They have never openly supported most of the Linux distributions I’ve used and always create some sort of a problem. These HP workstations came with NVIDIA Quadro FX380 cards which kept freezing the boot after installation. If...