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How do I enable USB tethering with Cyanogenmod 7.0.3 and Ubuntu Lucid?

http://oldwiki.cyanogenmod.org/index.php?title=Tethering mentions Settings » Wireless & networks » Tethering » USB tethering, but there is no such option Tethering.

With http://code.google.com/p/android-wired-tether/ the phone application says that I have a bad kernel (on the phone). ifconfig on the laptop doesn't show usb0.

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The built-in tethering should be Settings->Wireless and Network->Tethering & portable hotspot->USB tethering. I think the name of the menu simply changed between CM6 and CM7 from "Tethering" to "Tethering & portable hotspot".

Edit: Additionally, it appears that some phones are simply not supported due to kernel issues. For these devices, the menu option will not be present. This thread on the CyanogenMod forums discusses this, and notes at least two devices which fall into this category (the HTC Tattoo and the ZTE Blade).

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Thank you for trying to help, but what you wrote didn't work for me. There is no such choice Tethering or Tethering & portable hotspot in CyanogenMod 7.0.3. –  pts Jun 5 '11 at 17:07
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@pts: What type of phone is it? I didn't realize it before, but it looks like that option is actually not listed on unsupported phones. There's a discussion on the CM forums here where they reference that the Tattoo and Blade aren't supported, so the tethering menu is simply not there. –  eldarerathis Jun 5 '11 at 17:17
    
It's a ZTE blade. Thank you for the forum link. If you add it to your answer, I'll accept your answer. –  pts Jun 15 '11 at 21:23
    
@pts: Sure thing. –  eldarerathis Jun 15 '11 at 21:33
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