usb-to-parallel port solutions

drlegendre . drlegendre at
Fri Nov 6 00:35:13 CST 2015


For printing use, I've purchased & used several of the ultra-cheap USB to
Parallel cable devices, readily available on eBay for about $2.00-$3.00

Plugs & play, no troubles at all on recent Linux (Xubuntu) and Windows.

Is that helpful?

On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 8:08 PM, Chris Elmquist <chrise at> wrote:

> On Friday (11/06/2015 at 01:51AM +0000), dave at wrote:
> >
> > Can somone recommend a good USB-to-parallel port solution that will
> easily
> > work with Linux?
> FT245??
> Will look like a tty device to Linux(/dev/ttyUSBn) but baud rate, other
> settings are ignored and whatever you write to that port comes out the
> FT245 bit parallel and whatever you strobe into FT245 bit parallel comes
> out the tty driver on the top side.
> I have used these as a high speed channel to vintage machines such as
> Heath H89 and then we ran a disk emulation protocol on top of that.
> Chris
> --
> Chris Elmquist

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