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Currently I use PDAnet for my windows machines, but after just installing Ubuntu 10.10 netbook remix on my hp mini I realized that PDAnet has no Ubuntu client. Is there any way to run PDAnet or its services in linux? Does linux have an alternative Android tethering client?

I tagged this as emulation because, being that this is a Ubuntu forum, I am looking for a solution based in the OS as Android doesn't seem to be helping me out. I am guessing that it might be something short of a VM solution, but this is a netbook and likely doesn't have the resources to run VirtualBox etc.

*Note: This is for a non-root, US Motorola Droid on Verizon with 2.2 (wifi disabled by carrier)

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Try EasyTether, it works for me (Samsung Spica & Motorola Milestone) - it has Ubuntu .deb package to install.

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On my Nexus One tethering works out of the box, when I put the phone in tether mode and plug it in network-manager detects it and it connects.

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Your Nexus One has 2.2 Froyo, and almost all 2.2 have tethering available. – Paweł Karpiński Oct 29 '10 at 12:37
@pawel Even when I had 2.1 I could just tether my connection to my laptop on Ubuntu. – Ikke Oct 29 '10 at 12:42
@Pawel That's not true, in some places like the US you need 2.2 and some carriers actually block the functionality. – Jorge Castro Oct 29 '10 at 12:46
@Jorge I am looking for a Ubuntu based solution since mine is one of the handsets with that feature blocked. I am running a non-root moto Droid but wanted to keep this on topic to this site. (Yes I do have an AE.SE question up, but if I find an OS solution it might save me from needing two tethering apps; one each for windows and Linux. ) – mfg Oct 29 '10 at 13:13
@mfg Can you edit your question to add this information into your question? Thanks. – Jorge Castro Oct 31 '10 at 2:23

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