Mode switching data for usb-modeswitch
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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.
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jahid_0903014 7 years ago

dependency of usb-modeswitch

blueXrider 10 years ago

quite nice