usb_modeswitch - Activating Switchable USB Devices on Linux

Property Value
Distribution Mageia 5.1
Repository Mageia Core x86_64
Package filename usb_modeswitch-2.2.1-1.mga5.x86_64.rpm
Package name usb_modeswitch
Package version 2.2.1
Package release 1.mga5
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Category System/Kernel and hardware
License GPLv2+
Maintainer -
Download size 58.53 KB
Installed size 133.98 KB
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-2.2.1-1.mga5.i586.rpm 2.2.1 i586 Mageia Core
usb_modeswitch - - -


Name Value
config(usb_modeswitch) == 2.2.1-1.mga5 - - - - - - -
sysfsutils -
tcl -
usb_modeswitch-data -


Name Value
config(usb_modeswitch) == 2.2.1-1.mga5
usb_modeswitch == 2.2.1-1.mga5
usb_modeswitch(x86-64) == 2.2.1-1.mga5


Type URL
Binary Package usb_modeswitch-2.2.1-1.mga5.x86_64.rpm
Source Package usb_modeswitch-2.2.1-1.mga5.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




2015-05-10 - tmb <tmb> 2.2.1-1.mga5
+ Revision: 821637
- Fix unreliable switching function for Cisco AM10
2014-10-15 - umeabot <umeabot> 2.2.0-4.mga5
+ Revision: 746463
- Second Mageia 5 Mass Rebuild
2014-09-25 - lmenut <lmenut> 2.2.0-3.mga5
+ Revision: 724746
- rebuild (no file deps)
2014-09-16 - umeabot <umeabot> 2.2.0-2.mga5
+ Revision: 690089
- Mageia 5 Mass Rebuild
2014-09-05 - luigiwalser <luigiwalser> 2.2.0-1.mga5
+ Revision: 672361
- 2.2.0
- fix libusb BR (should be libusb-1.0, not the old one)
2014-07-05 - pterjan <pterjan> 2.1.1-2.mga5
+ Revision: 643550
- Replace libusb*-devel BuildRequires by better ones
2014-04-28 - dams <dams> 2.1.1-1.mga5
+ Revision: 618675
- new version 2.1.1
2014-02-06 - dams <dams> 2.1.0-1.mga5
+ Revision: 584655
- new version 2.1.0
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

See Also

Package Description
usb_modeswitch-data-20150115-1.mga5.noarch.rpm Activating Switchable USB Devices on Linux
usbmuxd-1.0.9-6.mga5.x86_64.rpm Daemon for communicating with Apple's iPod Touch and iPhone
usbredir-0.7-3.mga5.x86_64.rpm A protocol for redirection USB traffic
usbredir-devel-0.7-3.mga5.x86_64.rpm A protocol for redirection USB traffic - Development files
usbutils-008-1.mga5.x86_64.rpm Linux USB utilities
usbview-2.0-5.mga5.x86_64.rpm USB topology and device viewer
userdrake-2.10-1.mga5.x86_64.rpm A graphical interface for administering users and groups
usermode-1.111-6.mga5.x86_64.rpm Graphical tools for certain user account management tasks
usermode-consoleonly-1.111-6.mga5.x86_64.rpm Non graphical part of usermode
ushare-1.1a-13.mga5.x86_64.rpm UPnP (TM) A/V Media Server
util-linux-2.25.2-3.mga5.x86_64.rpm A collection of basic system utilities
utop-1.14-2.mga5.x86_64.rpm An improved toplevel for OCaml
utop-devel-1.14-2.mga5.x86_64.rpm Development files for utop
utopia-documents-2.4.4-3.mga5.x86_64.rpm PDF reader optimised for scientific literature
utrac-0.3.0-10.mga5.x86_64.rpm Universal Text Recognizer and Converter