Offer USB network setup after connecting OpenMoko device via USB

Reported by Pander on 2008-10-26
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Bug Description

Offer USB network setup after connecting OpenMoko device via USB. Only when a fully booted OpenMoko device is connected via USB to a desktop of laptop, Ubuntu on that desktop or laptop will offer to setup USB networking with that device as is described here:
  http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/USB_Networking

A dialogue should popup and ask the user if he or she would like to setup up USB networking with this device. All relevant input values would have to have sane values and can be overriden directly by the user. Latest values should be used as default for the next networking setup and should be stored in /etc since this is a sudo/root operation anyway.

Also commands that have to be executed on the device should be shown in order to easily set up this networking. On removing of the device, all networking should be removed (after user confirmation?). Also commands that have to be executed on the device to undo the netwerk settings should be displayed.

Additional checks can be made, wheter the device's USB is in host mode or not, or if this doesn't matter.

Also mounting of all the device's partitions should be offered. Mounting of the microSD should be offeded as read write, all others as read only. The settings, none/read/read+write for each partition should have same defaults and previous selections should be used as default for the next time the device is being connected. Special icons should be used on the desktop for each mounted OpenMoko partition.

On disconnection, the mounted partitions should be unmounted. For this an eject of any of the partitions should trigger and eject, unmount and disconnect USB network for the entire device.

Pander (pander) wrote :

This icon can be used as a background 'underlay' for any of the mounted partitions
  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Phone-fic-neo1973.svg

This icon can also be used to represent the USB network connection in the task bar.

Luke Faraone (lfaraone) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to make Ubuntu better. Since what you submitted is not really a bug, or a problem, but rather an idea to improve Ubuntu, you are invited to post your idea in Ubuntu Brainstorm at https://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/ where it can be discussed, voted by the community and reviewed by developers. Thanks for taking the time to share your opinion!

Luke Faraone (lfaraone) wrote :

Alternatively, write a spec.

Pander (pander) wrote :

Here is described how to mount an OpenMoko device as a USB mass storage device:
  http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Using_the_Neo_as_an_USB_Mass_storage_device

This is within the normal Ubuntu expectable funcitonality when you connect a mobile device with a memory card. However, for this to work, first the USB networking has to be set up.

komputes (komputes) wrote :

This bug has not been touched in a while. I do not have the device or I would preform some testing on recent releases. Has network-manager developed a simple way to tether using a OpenMoko device?

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for Ubuntu because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Incomplete → Expired
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