My problem is a fairly simple one. I am looking for an inexpensive parallel card compatible with ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. Please note that I have tried both the forums and Google, and it failed. In fact, this was how I wasted my money on the Koutech pp210 parallel card. It advertises linux support, and an ubuntu thread reported success. Unfortunately, this was for ubuntu 7, and the software is entirely incompatible with 12. I have no problem compiling drivers if needed, but all the cards I've found rely on long discontinued libraries. USB to parallel adapters will not work for what I am doing either.

Does anyone actually have a working parallel card under Ubuntu 12.04? Any firsthand experience or advice would be greatly appreciated.