Parallel Port Cards and LinuxCNC
After creating Episode 10 in the video series of LinuxCNC for the Home Hobbyist, I learned that not all parallel port cards are equal. In fact, some are really only parallel ports in name only. These ports were actually serial ports that shift data, the best I can tell anyway, to an onboard parallel port. These functions being handled by the driver. LinuxCNC on the other hand requires a bona fide parallel port to work. Here I hope to create a list of cards that both work and do not work with LinuxCNC. I am hoping to do this with the help of the LinuxCNC community. It is my desire that this list eventually help someone from inadvertently buying a card that will not work for their purposes.
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Parallel Port Card List
The following table list parallel port cards that are known to work with and not to work with LinuxCNC. Lines with green fields work, while lines in the table with red fields do not. If you card is not listed, please consider emailing me with the pertinent information and I will add it.
|Vendor ID||Device ID||CHIPSET||Manufacturer||Model||Notes|
|131F||2021||Siig Inc||CyberParallel (2-port)||PCI, (2 Parallel Ports)|
|1409||7268||SUN1888||Timedia Technology Co Ltd||SUN1888 (Dual IEEE1284 parallel port)||PCI, (1 Parallel Port)|
|1415||8403||OX9162||Oxford Semiconductor Ltd||OX9162 Mode 0 (parallel port)||PCI, Works well in EPP mode with Mesa 7i43|
|1415||9523||OX16PCI952-TQAG||Oxford Semiconductor Ltd||OX16PCI952 Integrated Parallel Port||PCI, (1 Parallel Port, 2 Serial)|
|1C00||3250||WCH CH382L||(UNKNOWN)||(UNKNOWN)||PCIe, This device shows as a Serial controller with lspci and does not load a kernel module. It should also be noted that the Vendor ID of 1C00 does not exist in any of the hardware lookup databases I have used.|
|1FD4||1999||SUN1989||SUNIX Co., Ltd.||Multiport serial controller||PCIe|
|4651||5073||PCI 60806A||(UNKNOWN)||(UNKNOWN)||Does not work. May be a serial card as it declares as-such. It should be noted that the Vendor ID of 4651 does not exist in any of the hardware lookup databases I have used|
|9710||9835||MCS9835CV||MosChip Semiconductor Technology Ltd.||PCI 9835 Multi I/O Controller||PCI, (1 Parallel Port, 2 Serial)|
|9710||9865||MCS9865IV||MosChip Semiconductor Technology Ltd.||PCI 9865 Multi-I/O Controller||PCI, (2 Parallel Ports) Potentially useful dual-port card. Works with hal_parport, but does not appear to work in EPP mode with a 7i43.|