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Old 10-20-2016, 02:47 AM   #1
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Easytether on Ubuntu

Hey, I'm very new to linux, used it briefly years ago, couldnt get wine to work so i gave up. Now i installed it on my netbook as windows runs like ass due to it being such a resource hog. I'm trying to get easytether to work with it as i take this thing out on the road a lot.
I installed easytether on my phone and its working fine and connected.
I installed easytether on ubuntu, but im having problems telling it to connect.
It says to put in the terminal
easytether connect
but when I do that it says
easytether: command not found
If I do
it tells me
found existing ADB keys in /home/frosternal/.android (otherwise run as root)
TUNSETIFF: Device or resource busy

I can't seem to find a solution anywhere, so figured I'd ask here. I'm sure it's something I'm doing wrong on my end, thanks any help you can provide.

Also I forgot to mention I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 and Android 6.0.1 and easytether version 1.1.12 for amd64 for 15.10

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Old 10-20-2016, 07:26 AM   #2
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Might help. Might not.

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Unfortunately it did not help, saw a lot of the same results i was getting from google. no one seems to be having the exact same issue im having.
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Originally Posted by Frosternal View Post
Now i installed it on my netbook as windows runs like....due to it being such a resource hog.
Hello and welcome to the forum

If you would, please watch the language, in part because there are folks from all age ranges using the forums.

As an idea, if your system lags too much, you could try replacing Ubuntu with a lightweight version such as Lubuntu or possibly Xubuntu. They're essentially Ubuntu but with a different Desktop Environment.

EDIT: Whoops, I failed to notice the words "as Windows runs." Nevermind.


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Old 10-21-2016, 05:13 AM   #5
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Here's a 'remote-maybe/wild-guess': take a look at web-search results from: (include quoting!) (Or is this what you found already?)
"TUNSETIFF" "Device or resource busy"

Can you post link to where you got 'it' from, so I could `apt install` &try it? &read doc. (me: 16.04 i386=32bit) Also maybe try:
strace -f easytether-usb

Last edited by Jjanel; 10-21-2016 at 05:19 AM.


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