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mode switching tool for controlling "flip flop" USB devices

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 binaries and the brother scripts.

Package version:1.1.4-2


usb-modeswitch for Debian

In Debian, usb-modeswitch is supposed to work automagically for all devices
known to work :

	/lib/udev/rules.d/40-usb_modeswitch.rules is a udev rules file provided by
	usb-modeswitch-data. Along with the /lib/udev/usb_modeswitch and the
        /usr/sbin/usb_modeswitch binary, it should trigger the flip-flop switch
	when the device is plugged 


README for USB_ModeSwitch

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What it is

USB_ModeSwitch is (surprise!) a small mode switching tool for controlling
"flip flop" (multiple mode) USB gear.

Several new USB devices (especially high-speed WAN stuff, based on cell phone
chipsets containing that feature) have t


usb-modeswitch (1.0.5-1) unstable; urgency=low

  UPSTREAM: Version 1.0.5 introduces two major changes.
  * The devices configuration is split:
    - /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf is dropped in favor of files in
    - This means that the customisation or new devices that were defined in 
      /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf will be _LOST_.
    + Normally, there no need anymor


USB_MODESWITCH(1)                                  USB_MODESWITCH(1)

       usb_modeswitch -


usb-modeswitch (1.1.4-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Fix configuration switching race (LP: #673435)



History of USB_ModeSwitch

Version 1.1.4, 2010/08/17
    The package shou


This package was debianized by:

    Didier Raboud <> on Fri, 30 Jan 2009 16:15:18 

Browse inside usb-modeswitch_1.1.4-2_amd64.deb

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