Package: usb-modeswitch-data (20100127-1) [universe]
Links for usb-modeswitch-data
Download Source Package usb-modeswitch-data:
Original Maintainer (usually from Debian):
- Didier Raboud
It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.
- Homepage [www.draisberghof.de]
mode switching data for usb-modeswitch
Several new USB devices have their proprietary Windows drivers onboard, especially WAN dongles. When plugged in for the first time, they act like a flash storage and start installing the driver from there. If the driver is already installed, the storage device vanishes and a new device, such as an USB modem, shows up. This is called the "ZeroCD" feature.
On Debian, this is not needed, since the driver is included as a Linux kernel module, such as "usbserial". However, the device still shows up as "usb-storage" by default. usb-modeswitch solves that issue by sending the command which actually performs the switching of the device from "usb-storage" to "usbserial".
This package contains the commands data needed for usb-modeswitch.
Other Packages Related to usb-modeswitch-data
- dep: udev (>= 0.140-1)
- rule-based device node and kernel event manager
- rec: usb-modeswitch (>= 1.1.0-1)
- mode switching tool for controlling "flip flop" USB devices