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hplip error: Unable to communicate with device (code=12)

Posted 12-18-2012 at 11:00 PM by vik
Updated 07-06-2013 at 11:16 AM by vik

I have a wireless networked HP printer and was getting this error: Unable to communicate with device (code=12). I ran hp-check, hp-setup, hp-plugin, etc. After a few days' worth of frustration, I've figured it out.

The key was this:
So after running
snmpwalk -Os -c public -v 1 ip.address.of.printer
I got this message: Timeout: No Response from ip.address.of.printer

Then I remembered...
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Linksys WMP600N wireless N ethernet card in does work

Posted 05-09-2012 at 03:48 AM by vik
Updated 08-28-2013 at 10:45 AM by vik

Update: with kernel 3.9.11 I've had good luck with rt2800pci (driver in the Linux kernel) instead of Broadcom's rt2860sta driver. I can also connect to 5GHz networks with this driver.

If you can't/don't want to update your kernel to a later version, here are your options:...
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Lirc .9 with Media Center Edition (MCE) Transceiver in kernel 3.3.4

Posted 05-09-2012 at 03:15 AM by vik
Updated 07-06-2013 at 11:17 AM by vik

Hello, I'm writing this to help out anyone who has wasted days trying to get their MCE remote or Media Center Edition Transceiver working with a newer kernel (3.3.4) and new Lirc (.9). As you may know, mceusb was once built into lirc but now it is in the mainline kernel and there's very little documentation-wise to help us figure it out. Here are the steps to get it working in the new environment (this is for Gentoo but other distros should be similar):
  • Kernel configuration. Under Device Drivers->Multimedia
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