Including usb-modeswitch in default installation?

Peteris Krisjanis pecisk at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 13:09:27 GMT 2010


2010/2/20 Timo Jyrinki <timo.jyrinki at gmail.com>:
> 2010/2/13 Timo Jyrinki <timo.jyrinki at gmail.com>:
>> I think the main interesting thing would be that what are the
>> usb-modeswitch developers' motivations and could they with some help
>> from the kernel guys be directed to contribute more to the kernel.
>
> In addition to previous concerns in this thread addressed in
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-discuss/2010-February/010691.html
> , it seems the upstream is convinced that the usb-modeswitch is
> needed, and kernel quirks are not either enough or the way to go:
>
> http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch/bb/viewtopic.php?t=322 (scroll down)
>
> I think the udev package's modem-modeswitch point is anyway very
> relevant, if it's obsolete and somewhat broken. It's currently
> included in Ubuntu's udev package.
>

Conceptually udev modem-modeswitch is right way to go, but so far it
supports only one vendor and no one has explained how to extend it.

Cheers,
Peter



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