[maemo-users] Internet connection sharing

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Thu Oct 15 23:08:40 EEST 2009
On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 02:08:09AM +0300, Marius Gedminas wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 12:29:10AM +0300, Marius Gedminas wrote:
> > You have:
> > 
> >   * 1 (one) Nokia N900
> >   * 1 (one) USB cable for the N900
> >   * 1 (one) laptop running Linux
> >   * 1 (one) USB 3g dongle with a SIM slot for the laptop
> >   * 1 (one) SIM card
> > 
> > Your goal: get both the laptop and the N900 online.
> ...
> > Am I reinventing the bicycle?  Are there working solutions?

What, nobody has done this?

> It seems that
> http://pc-connectivity.garage.maemo.org/2nd_edition/index.html wants to
> be a solution,

For the record, the current version of maemo-pc-connectivity
(specifically, the usb-network-modules package) is broken, as in

  * modprobe g_ether fails to find g_ether.ko since the package's
    postinst fails to call depmod -a
  * modprobe g_ether fails even after depmod -a because some symbols are

After a few hours of head-banging today I finally discovered that the
usb0 network interface appears the first time you plug in a USB cable
and select 'PC Suite'.  After that you can unplug it and replug it in
charging-only mode, usb0 will continue to work.

I think it's the g_nokia.ko module that provides USB networking (as well
as some other things).

Marius Gedminas
I want patience, and I WANT IT NOW!
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