Including usb-modeswitch in default installation?

Timo Jyrinki timo.jyrinki at
Tue Feb 9 09:20:40 UTC 2010

2010/2/7 Alan Pope <alan at>:
>> a) Is anyone aware of some earlier discussions on the topic wrt Ubuntu
>> and b) Would everyone agree that it would make a lot of sense?
> Perhaps if some of the more irritating bugs in usb_modeswitch and
> network_manager around 3g connections were fixed, yes. Some
> specifics:-

If I read those correctly, they work neither with or without
usb-modeswitch, hence adding it would not decrease any usability?
Additionally, they seem to mostly use karmic while lucid already has
newer usb-modeswitch and the new usb-modeswitch-data packages, while
1.1.0 is just about landing in Debian testing and therefore lucid.
Potentially those bugs could be also fixed by these updated
rules/packages among other things.

For a multitude of other devices (like my Huawei E1552),
usb-modeswitch already makes the difference of "nothing happens" and
"click here to connect".

If those problems discussed are bugs that should be against
usb-modeswitch, at least partially, new bugs should be filed about the
specifics what's wrong with usb-modeswitch currently.


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