I am currently in the process of switching to OpenSUSE 12.1 (64 bit) from Windows 7 (…one day I realized that the software I was using most were Linux applications that were ported to Windows).
In general all is fine except that I have not been able to find a clear-cut method for tethering my iphone (it is the 1G version with Edge only, but works like charm with PDANet on Windows 7) via USB. I will appreciate if one could direct me to some solutions.
FWIW, I couldn’t get USB tethering to work (openSUSE 11.4, KDE4.6.5), even though ‘ipheth’ loads. I wondered it was due to some some IP config or authentication issue with the network manager. I just couldn’t get it to connect. However, wireless (hotspot) connectivity works perfectly for me.
If you could not get it to work, I wonder how I can… Anyways. Can it be a KDE issue I wonder… Katanacb seems to have managed it on Gnome… The reason I prefer USB is that it keeps the phone charged all the time, so I do not worry about battery running out during long sessions.
That’s partially correct. I"m willing to write this, but it’s not going to happen RIGHT NOW … it will take me a few weeks. I’m way too slammed with work-related things these days. But I volunteer myself to write an iOS HOWTO. I think I’ll also write an Android HC/ICS HOWTO as well, since those aren’t seen as USB devices anymore (it’s MTP)…
I have a Samsung Galaxy Note3 with Android KitKat and Toshiba Satellite A105 with OpenSUSE 13.1.
I have the current version of PDANet (4.1) and I am able to send files from laptop to Note3 via bluetooth, but unable to connect usb/bluetooth via internet.
I recall June Fabric (PDANet) mentioning they don’t have USB internect connectivitiy as of yet, but do have bluetooth Dunn (internet) connect. I can’t connect either way.
Before switching from XP, I was able to connect without issue.