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Re: [opensuse-factory] opensuse 11.3 (m6) and mobile compatibility
  • From: Marcel Hilzinger <mhilzinger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 10:46:20 +0200
  • Message-id: <20100519084622.D54E6BA70109@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Am Mittwoch, 19. Mai 2010 09:28:59 schrieb Andrea Florio:
Il 19/05/2010 00:26, Greg Freemyer ha scritto:
On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 4:44 PM, Andrea Florio <andrea@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi people, i got today, for the first time, some of the famous usb modem
like huawei ones (and not only). i got them coz i am supposed to write
something about linux compatibility. on suse 11.2 i'm quite happy, after
upgrade usb_modeswitch (from 0.9.6 into OSS to 1.1.2) to latest version
(into hardware OBS repo) i had ALL of them working just plug and play.

i thought that with suse 11.3 it would be even easier... you know, more
recent kernel, more recent packages, more recent everything...

well instead, not only none of the worked, but looks their support has
been even dropped... usb_modeswitch is not even into factory repo
(why???) so...

the question is... any reason to drop that important hardware support?
someone just forgot to submit requestes or what else?
(i am ready to take care of that package and others needed to provide
that support on suse 11.3, IMHO it's a MUST HAVE)


This was discussed on the os-kernel list last week.

usb_modeswitch is desired, but it was dropped from factory due to the
lack of a maintainer. I don't know if it's too late to get into 11.3
or not.


ok, i am going to take care of it.. it's too important, not have into
the repo, means we will loose lots of users that will easly move to
ubuntu. i don0t want it, i want suse to be the best distro ever (that's
why i pushed so hard on lxde). do not provide such as important package
is like killing ourselfs

Thanks a lot Andrea!

I wonder how Moblin/MeeGo is dealing with this question? Do they use
usb-modeswitch or do they have an own solution? I just can't imagine, that
MeeGo-Developers also say:

"oh, it's crap, we won't use it"

To tell the user to call eject /dev/sr0 in a terminal is really not a
solution, not even a workaround...

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
Marcel Hilzinger

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