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I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I can't get the tethering to work. I found many solutions to this problem, but I don't have Internet access except the iPhone. And most of the fixes are online based or old!

Can I can download the required packages with Windows (which does connect), put those files on a external drive, and fix it that way?

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Guess you will need to go to a coffeehaus or library w/ WiFi to download as described in How do I set up the iPhone USB Ethernet Driver? :

  • ipheth-utils

  • libimobiledevice-dev

  • libimobiledevice-utils

if Personal Hotspot was enabled and then you opened a terminal window to do

idevicepair unpair && idevicepair pair

and then unplugged/replugged your phone with no success.

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