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Ubuntu Blackberry Tethering

Tethering my modem on ubuntu was one thing I was postponing to do for quite a while. One of the reasons for not attempting it was that on windows too, it did not happen quite easily. And I was n't going to kid myself to believe that it will be breeze on Ubuntu. The ease of tethering on the same laptop with iphone took me by surprise today - more about that later. So, today is the day to try it on my blackberry...

First some versions etc. so that you know if this is a good match to your situation...

Ubuntu Lucid Dev (kernel - 2.6.32-15-generic)pppd (version 2.4.5)berry4all (latest from berry4all.com)Blackberry Curve 8320T-mobile unlimited data plan (Enterprise)
Installation:
No brainer.. just follow http://www.berry4all.com/install. sudo apt-get install python libusb-dev ppp python-usb python-wxgtk2.8 Last one is for GUI and I dont think thats an optional package even if you are using a netbook. You want to make life easier - Don't you?

Using it:
tar -zxvf bbtether.tgz
cd bbtethe…