usb_modeswitch - Activating Switchable USB Devices on Linux

Property Value
Distribution Mageia 4.1
Repository Mageia Core i586
Package name usb_modeswitch
Package version 2.0.1
Package release 2.mga4
Package architecture i586
Package type rpm
Installed size 125.67 KB
Download size 50.25 KB
Official Mirror
USB_ModeSwitch is a mode switching tool for controlling "flip flop"
(multiple device) USB gear.
Several new USB devices (especially high-speed wireless WAN stuff,
they're expensive anyway) have their Windows drivers onboard; when
plugged in for the first time they act like a flash storage and start
installing the driver from there. After that (and on every consecutive
plugging) this driver switches the mode internally, the storage device
vanishes (in most cases), and a new device (like an USB modem) shows
up. The WWAN gear maker Option calls that feature "ZeroCD (TM)".


Package Version Architecture Repository
usb_modeswitch-2.0.1-2.mga4.x86_64.rpm 2.0.1 x86_64 Mageia Core
usb_modeswitch - - -


Name Value - - - - - - -
sysfsutils -
tcl -
usb_modeswitch-data -


Name Value
usb_modeswitch == 2.0.1-2.mga4
usb_modeswitch(x86-32) == 2.0.1-2.mga4


Type URL
Binary Package usb_modeswitch-2.0.1-2.mga4.i586.rpm
Source Package usb_modeswitch-2.0.1-2.mga4.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Enable Mageia Core repository on Install and Remove Software
  2. Update packages list:
    # urpmi.update -a
  3. Install usb_modeswitch rpm package:
    # urpmi usb_modeswitch




2013-10-19 - umeabot <umeabot> 2.0.1-2.mga4
+ Revision: 534965
- Mageia 4 Mass Rebuild
2013-09-17 - dams <dams> 2.0.1-1.mga4
+ Revision: 480618
- new version 2.0.1
2013-08-26 - dams <dams> 1.2.7-1.mga4
+ Revision: 471909
- new version 1.2.7
2013-07-28 - dams <dams> 1.2.6-1.mga4
+ Revision: 459179
- new version 1.2.6
2013-01-23 - fwang <fwang> 1.2.5-3.mga3
+ Revision: 391345
- update rpm group
2013-01-14 - umeabot <umeabot> 1.2.5-2.mga3
+ Revision: 385149
- Mass Rebuild -
2012-11-12 - dams <dams> 1.2.5-1.mga3
+ Revision: 317224
- new version 1.2.5
2012-06-01 - dams <dams> 1.2.3-1.mga3
+ Revision: 252634
- new version 1.2.3
- clean spec file
2012-02-08 - tv <tv> 1.2.1-1.mga2
+ Revision: 206568
- new release
+ wally <wally>
- untighten reqs
- new version 1.1.9
- new version 1.1.8
2011-04-16 - pterjan <pterjan> 1.1.7-1.mga1
+ Revision: 86624
- Update to 1.1.7
- Drop obsolete comment in the spec

See Also

Package Description
usb_modeswitch-data-20130807-2.mga4.noarch.rpm Activating Switchable USB Devices on Linux
usbmuxd-1.0.8-4.mga4.i586.rpm Daemon for communicating with Apple's iPod Touch and iPhone
usbredir-0.4.3-3.mga4.i586.rpm A protocol for redirection USB traffic
usbredir-devel-0.4.3-3.mga4.i586.rpm A protocol for redirection USB traffic - Development files
usbutils-007-2.mga4.i586.rpm Linux USB utilities
usbview-2.0-3.mga4.i586.rpm USB topology and device viewer
userdrake-2.4-1.mga4.i586.rpm A graphical interface for administering users and groups
usermin-1.500-4.mga4.noarch.rpm A web-based user account administration interface
usermin-webmail-1.500-4.mga4.noarch.rpm A web-based user account administration interface with webmail
usermode-1.111-4.mga4.i586.rpm Graphical tools for certain user account management tasks
usermode-consoleonly-1.111-4.mga4.i586.rpm Non graphical part of usermode
ushare-1.1a-11.mga4.i586.rpm UPnP (TM) A/V Media Server
utempter-0.5.5-15.mga4.i586.rpm Privileged helper for utmp/wtmp updates
util-linux-2.24-2.mga4.i586.rpm A collection of basic system utilities
util-vserver-0.30.216-0.pre3038.3.mga3.i586.rpm Linux virtual server utilities