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Re: RFC: usb-modeswitch 1.2.0 release embedding jimtcl

On mar., 2011-10-18 at 15:55 +0200, Didier Raboud wrote:
> Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > Drop usb-modeswitch completely from the default desktop install?
> network-manager recommends modemmanager recommends usb-modeswitch.
> network-manager wants modemmanager to handle "mobile network modems".
> modemmanager wants usb-modeswitch because most "mobile network modems" need 
> "modeswitching". Without usb-modeswitch installed, those devices are just 
> seen as "USB Mass Storage", often readonly with Windows installers on them 
> (aka "brick").
> The presence of usb-modeswitch in the default desktop installs (of Ubuntu 
> and Debian fwiw) is not really my call, but I think it is justified: having 
> those "mobile network modems" work out-of-the-box is at least "nice to 
> have". Think for example about users that have no other internet connection 
> than trough such a mobile network modem. 

Not sure it'd help in this case but imho this is the case only on
laptops. People installing desktop usually don't need a 3G modem (and if
they do, they can manually install it). I'm not even sure
network-manager is needed on the desktop install, but eh.


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