maemo.org Bugzilla – Bug 368
USB mode selection on control panel
Last modified: 2009-04-28 15:35:23 UTC
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It would be nice if the control panel allowed the user to select the mode of
USB port, one of the following:
Ideally, in Slave->Network, connecting the USB would NOT unmount the memory
Feature request has been forwarded to upstream maintainer.
Hi, trying to see whether this is actually an issue.
Isn0t the current behavior that once the PC detects the USB connection asks
what to do with it, giving the several options available?
If so, isn't this the right thing to do - define it in the comfortable PC
screen instead of adding more complexity to a tiny applet?
I don't think that Windows will ask the user what to do, if a USB device offers
several different configurations - it will just pick the first configuration
offered by the device.
So if the device offered
d) audio and camera
e) all of the above
in that order, Windows would always pick Network. You would either have to
install a special Windows driver that would then prompt the user, or you would
have to have the device make the decision.
Actually it is usually so that the device asks for the mode. The computer OS
(Linux/MacOSX/Windows) asks nothing. The computer mounts the device as a mass
storage if the device is in mass storage mode.
As a reference, my phone, the N95 8GB works so that if I connect it to PC, the
phone asks which mode I want.
Thanks for the enhancement request.
Karoliina, the question is: Can we expect improvements for Fremantle?
Can I set the Target Milestone of this report to Fremantle and expect some work
on this? Or is this a WONTFIX according to your last comment that it is the
task of the computer to choose the correct mode?
Keep in mind that this is a top request (31 votes) of our users... Thanks :)
isn't there an ID pin on the USB cable (OTG) that's supposed to notice?
(In reply to comment #8)
> isn't there an ID pin on the USB cable (OTG) that's supposed to notice?
It does, but the idea here is to have the option for switching modes
software-side without the need for hardware easily and with the shipped
Karoliina: *ping* (see comment 7)
Yes, we are aiming at similar functionality than the Series 60 devices and we
are going to work on this.
Setting Target Milestone to Fremantle for this report as per last comment.
As Karoliina says, this feature comes in Fremantle.
Resolving as Fixed in Fremantle.
Setting Target Milestone to Fremantle SDK beta.