I am running Ubuntu 12.4 64amd. I cant get easy tether to install regardless of which version I use (32 or 64bit) but I keep getting an error when I try to run it in the command line.

It tells me it not a valid deb file. If I click it on the desktop the install manager comes up but the install button is not highlighted for me to click to install it that way.

When I run sudo dpkg -i easytether_0.7.3-1_i386.deb on the package the output is:

dpkg-deb: error: `easytether_0.7.3-1_i386.deb' is not a debian format archive dpkg: error processing easytether_0.7.3-1_i386.deb (--install): subprocess dpkg-deb --control returned error exit status 2 Errors were encountered while processing: easytether_0.7.3-1_i386.deb

Please help. I'll be using my phone as internet modem.

  • What phone do you have? Most Android phones don't need additional software to use USB tethering. – Cumulus007 Aug 30 '12 at 23:17

Open a terminal ( by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut ) and type easytether connect and hit Enter, then minimize the terminal - if you close it it will end. No sudo and you don't really need to install the deb package as long as its there to be accessed.

Hope this helps.

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