[ale] Parallel & serial port cards?
agcarver+ale at acarver.net
Sat Nov 14 21:12:38 EST 2020
I have purchased multiport PCIe serial cards from StarTech in the past
that work quite well under Debian. They have a medusa cable to convert
the large connector to four 9-pin D-subs. The kernel picks them up
right away as 16950 UART fully hardware serial ports. There are also a
couple combination cards available.
All of the cards show Linux support. I would recommend separate cards
rather than a combo card if you have space.
4-port serial card (this is the one I've been buying for several
systems, one computer has three of them):
One and Two port parallel SPP/EPP/ECP:
On 2020-11-14 17:20, Jim Kinney via Ale wrote:
> It works with xp so it's really old school. That suggests a good chance of some Linux happy. I can't recall if vantec is a new name. Xilogic?? MC used to have line of internal cards from one maker that always worked. It's been too long since I built a desktop and I can't remember the vendor name.
> On November 14, 2020 5:51:54 PM EST, Bob Toxen via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>> Can anyone recommend a PCIe card providing a parallel port and a serial
>> port that works with CentOS Linux, preferable that I can mail order
>> Microcenter offers the following but no indication as to whether it
>> works with Linux:
>> Vantec 2S1P PCIe Serial & Parallel Combo Host Card
>> I've tried several in the past but none worked with Linux.
>> Also, can someone recommend a 2-port ethernet PCIe board that works
>> Linux, preferable that I can mail order from Microcenter.
>> Thanks to all!
>> Best regards,
>> Bob Toxen
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