usb_modeswitch - Activating Switchable USB Devices on Linux

Property Value
Distribution ROSA 2014.1
Repository ROSA Main x86_64
Package filename usb_modeswitch-2.2.0-3-rosa2014.1.x86_64.rpm
Package name usb_modeswitch
Package version 2.2.0
Package release 3-rosa2014.1
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Category System/Configuration/Hardware
License GPLv2+
Maintainer -
Download size 37.81 KB
Installed size 92.17 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-2.4.0-2-rosa2014.1.x86_64.rpm 2.4.0 x86_64 ROSA Main Updates
usb_modeswitch-2.4.0-2-rosa2014.1.i586.rpm 2.4.0 i586 ROSA Main Updates
usb_modeswitch-2.2.0-3-rosa2014.1.i586.rpm 2.2.0 i586 ROSA Main
usb_modeswitch - - -


Name Value
/usr/bin/tclsh - - - - - - - -
sysfsutils -
tcl -
usb_modeswitch-data >= 20140529


Name Value
config(usb_modeswitch) == 0:2.2.0-3:2014.1
usb_modeswitch == 2.2.0-3:2014.1


Type URL
Binary Package usb_modeswitch-2.2.0-3-rosa2014.1.x86_64.rpm
Source Package usb_modeswitch-2.2.0-3.src.rpm

Install Howto

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




2014-06-27 - Alex Burmashev <> 2.2.0-3
+ Revision: b7d8b45
- MassBuild#440: Increase release tag

See Also

Package Description
usb_modeswitch-data-20140529-3-rosa2014.1.noarch.rpm Activating Switchable USB Devices on Linux
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usbredir-0.7-2-rosa2014.1.x86_64.rpm A protocol for redirection USB traffic
usbredir-devel-0.7-2-rosa2014.1.x86_64.rpm A protocol for redirection USB traffic - Development files
usbutils-007-2-rosa2014.1.x86_64.rpm Linux USB utilities
usbutils-devel-007-2-rosa2014.1.x86_64.rpm Development files for usbutils
userdrake-1.14-5-rosa2014.1.x86_64.rpm A graphical interface for administering users and groups
usermode-1.111-7-rosa2014.1.x86_64.rpm Graphical tools for certain user account management tasks
usermode-consoleonly-1.111-7-rosa2014.1.x86_64.rpm Non graphical part of usermode
utempter-0.5.5-15-rosa2014.1.x86_64.rpm Priviledged helper for utmp/wtmp updates
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uucp-1.07-15-rosa2014.1.x86_64.rpm The uucp utility for copying files between systems
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uxcook-2.0.1-20-rosa2014.1.x86_64.rpm Fix problems resulting of improperly set FTP downloads
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