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[bug] Update breaks unofficial USB tethering [released]

asked 2015-06-09 04:29:14 +0300

droll gravatar image

updated 2015-09-11 13:19:50 +0300

chemist gravatar image

looks like the network adapter on the laptop doesn't get assigned an IP address. DHCP issue perhaps? if I manually assign it an IP, and DNS server settings, tethering works fine again.

I got this working before via the following package: usb-moded-connection-sharing-android-config which I installed from terminal using pkcon.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by molan
close date 2015-09-11 13:15:37.816566


It is WIP afaik - and DHCP not working properly from time to time is, at least to me, a known issue. Maybe one of the reasons it is not yet released to the GUI?!

chemist ( 2015-06-09 10:50:34 +0300 )edit

This doesn't just affect USB tethering, Developer Mode is also broken and WiFi Tethering is broken too.

Keeper-of-the-Keys ( 2015-06-12 19:20:17 +0300 )edit

Support for USB-tethering released in

molan ( 2015-09-11 13:15:27 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-06-09 11:19:27 +0300

Philippe De Swert gravatar image

I'll have a look why it might not work, last time I tested it on our internal development images it was fine.

One thing you can try to do is removing the symlink in /etc/ for udhcpd.conf (as we migrated the target to another location and there were some bugs at the time with that. Maybe the completely fixed version did not make that release.

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removing the symlink worked!

droll ( 2015-06-09 14:37:00 +0300 )edit

Worked for me, too -- thanks!

gehowa ( 2015-06-09 17:34:28 +0300 )edit

No offense but that is the most retarded symlink I have seen in a while, I understood I'd be beta testing but shipping with a dead link to /tmp goes a bit far....

Keeper-of-the-Keys ( 2015-06-14 22:01:27 +0300 )edit

can someone tell me where is the original udhcpd.conf file located, I can't find it?

Schturman ( 2015-06-15 00:26:52 +0300 )edit

The symlink and udhcpcd.conf are created on runtime. So when upgrading in some corner cases it sometimes did not get removed correctly (that bug got corrected but somehow did not make the release). So there is no old udhcpcd.conf file to look for as the contents vary on what is being done, or which ip range is configured for the developer mode.

Philippe De Swert ( 2015-06-15 01:25:19 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-07-03 18:36:53 +0300

Nik4u gravatar image

What is symlink ? unable to understand the procedure, please help

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  1. Enable developer mode
  2. open terminal app
  3. devel-su
  4. rm /etc/udhcpd.conf
Philippe De Swert ( 2015-07-03 22:52:31 +0300 )edit

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