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Hi from a noob to Ubuntu,

I'm trying to add a PCI/Parallel port expansion card to a Dell Dimension 5000 PC running Ubuntu 12.04. Learning how to do things in Ubuntu is a bit of an uphill struggle. Up until now I've been a Windows man.

Anyway I have 2 cards both of which are currently physically installed. I've following find some assistance at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1233589 and by issuing the command $ sudo lspci -v, found in that thread, sudo lspci -v displays:-

04:00.0 Communication controller: NetMos Technology PCI 9815 Multi-I/O Controller (rev 01)
    Subsystem: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 2P0S (2 port parallel adaptor)
    Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 16
    I/O ports at dcb8 [size=8]
    I/O ports at dcc0 [size=8]
    I/O ports at dcc8 [size=8]
    I/O ports at dcd0 [size=8]
    I/O ports at dcd8 [size=8]
    I/O ports at dcf0 [size=16]
    Kernel driver in use: parport_pc
    Kernel modules: parport_pc

04:02.0 Parallel controller: AFAVLAB Technology Inc Device 2121 (prog-if 02 [ECP])
    Subsystem: AFAVLAB Technology Inc Device 2121
    Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 18
    I/O ports at dce0 [size=8]
    I/O ports at dcb0 [size=4]
    I/O ports at dce8 [size=8]
    I/O ports at dcb4 [size=4]
    Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 1
    Kernel driver in use: parport_pc
    Kernel modules: parport_pc

But that is as far as I've got.

One card is labelled MRi PCIPP2 and the other MRi PCIPP2/N. MRi is Microcomputer Research (UK) Ltd, however, there website - www.mri.co.uk/about-us/ -provides no support and other web searches mainly show information for Windows installations

Any assistance would be much appreciated.

Many thanks.

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Regarding "'I'm trying to add a PCI/Parallel port expansion card" and "Anyway I have 2 cards both of which are currently physically installed". 1 works? Or are both new? –  Rinzwind Jan 12 '13 at 19:03
    
comment 5 in your link seems to provide the answer :) –  Rinzwind Jan 12 '13 at 19:13
    
@Rinzwind wanted to tell you to look into the forums thread you mentioned and follow what is stated in #5 - he seems to have erred though - must be another number - I am certain he will correct his comment. –  guntbert Jan 13 '13 at 14:01
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