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Bug#680579: unblock: usb-modeswitch-data/20120531-1

Didier Raboud <odyx@debian.org> (08/07/2012):
> [Long explanation]

Thanks, appreciated.

> So in that case, the device was previously thought to be uniquely
> identified by its 19d2:0083 vendorID:productID pair but it turned out
> that there is another device, not needing modeswitching, that has the
> same vendorID:productID pair. By specifying the usb "Product" (uPr)
> attribute (WCDMA), then only the device that needs modeswitching gets
> the red pill.
> (This is because most modem-dongles vendors are on crack and use
> identical ProductId's for different products. Don't go hunt for sanity
> there.)

I was afraid of that when I saw the patch.

*gotta love hardware (manufacturers)*


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