[ale] Parallel & serial port cards?

Phil Turmel philip at turmel.org
Sat Nov 14 21:32:47 EST 2020

I've had good results with various StarTech products.  +1

On 11/14/20 9:31 PM, Jim Kinney via Ale wrote:
> Startech! That's the name.
> On November 14, 2020 9:12:38 PM EST, Alex Carver via Ale <ale at ale.org> 
> wrote:
>     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):
>     https://www.startech.com/en-us/cards-adapters/pex4s952
>     One and Two port parallel SPP/EPP/ECP:
>     https://www.startech.com/en-us/cards-adapters/pex2pecp2
>     https://www.startech.com/en-us/cards-adapters/pex1p
>     Combo cards:
>     https://www.startech.com/en-us/cards-adapters/pex2s1p553b
>     https://www.startech.com/en-us/cards-adapters/pex2s5531p
>     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
>             from Microcenter?
>             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
>             with
>             Linux, preferable that I can mail order from Microcenter.
>             Thanks to all!
>             Best regards,
>             Bob Toxen

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