My motto phone will tether to my windows laptop okay via usb tethering. But when I connect the phone to my Ubuntu 16.04 laptop the option to tether via usb is not highlighted, and therefore not a option.The usb leads are okay because the phone is showing as charging from the laptop. I have set the phone up as a mobile hotspot and I’m currently using that method to tether. But I would prefer to tether direct from the usb. Can anyone advise please?
I have a Moto G 2nd Gen, on Android 6.0.
In the phone : Apps > Settings > More (from wireless & networks section) >Tethering & mobile hotspot > USB tethering.(there is an on/off toggle)
Once activated the phone will show "USB tethering active" in the pull down.
On Ubuntu, (I am using lubuntu 16.04) click the network icon. You should see a wired connection option (or an additional wired connection option number 2) appear.Click on its name - and you will be connected.