June 3, 2011

USB Modem - Internal stuff in Slackware ?


Hai all,

Am using a USB modem in Slackware and Fedora. In order to get it work, we need make the kernel to consider that modem as network device, not a block storage device. This can be done using "usb_modeswitch" command.
But, with Fedora laughlin this get done with out usb_modeswitch, and in Slackware too.

Before booting the machine, if I plug the modem then started the machine means, Fedora is switching the modem to [fff1] from [fff5] . But, Slackware is not doing this, it is considering the modem as a block device[ from lsusb command, the state of modem is not changed to fff1 ]. In Slackware , after I completed the login process , then I plug the modem means, it is switching to [fff1] and I can able to browse.

So, my question is, How this plugging modem before booting differs from plugging modem after login process ? How the stuffs are treated and carried out internally ?