installing the VT6656 wireless driver on the kogan agora

Now the final piece in the puzzle – installing the wireless driver. In a terminal:

wget http://www.viaarena.com/Driver/VT6656_Linux_src_v1.19_12_x86.zip

This will download the driver. Now you need to unzip it:

unzip
VT6656_Linux_src_v1.19_12_x86.zip

Now change into the newly created directory:

cd VT6656_Linux_src_v1.19_12_x86

The driver needs to be compiled next. You may need to install gcc (it is in the build-essential package) for this:

sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo make install

The final step is to load the driver/module:

sudo modprobe vntwusb

After a few seconds, you should be able to connect to your wireless networks.

 

 

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15 thoughts on “installing the VT6656 wireless driver on the kogan agora

  1. Hi,

    I spent the last 2 days trying to the wireless to work on Ubuntu. I tried everything but nothing could detect the device.

    How did you find out what the device was called into order to find the drivers?

    Also how did you know i8042.nomux would fix the touchoad?

    I want to know this for future troubleshooting

    Cheers.

  2. Hi Matthew

    The wireless device was mentioned on the kogan blog, along with the link to the drivers. Also, if you take the back off the agora, the model number is printed on the adapter.

    The touchpad was another kettle of fish though. It took three days of trawling the net, trying different operating systems, asking for conf info from people who had the kogan with gOS still installed, etc. In the end I was getting desperate, and trying everything I found. I saw the i8042.nomux suggestion in an ubuntu bug report, and gave it a try. I was one happy boy when I rebooted and touched the pad!

    Cheers
    kayno

  3. Ah excellent.

    Kogan should really of posted this information in the first place.

    What I also found was the in-built web cam didn’t work on Ubuntu. You should post a topic on how to get that working.

    sudo apt-get install cheese

    Cheese seems to come packaged with extra web cam drivers as well as some cool web cam effects.

    Thanks for the info,
    -Matthew

  4. Thanks for the info on cheese – I am trying it out now.

    Cheese comes with Ubuntu 9.04 – at least it did with the Notebook Remix :) I did not need to install extra drivers for the webcam, the kernel handled it nicely.

  5. excellent information, tried everything, then came here and did this and instant success.Much appreciated Kano

    Cheers
    Rob

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  7. hmm…

    ‘wget: unable to resolve host address ‘www.viaarena.com’”

    something i’m doing/not doing?

  8. …it does say:

    ‘Usage: wget [OPTION]…..[URL]‘

    when it fails.

    Does it need a command between ‘wget’ and the URL?

    Apologies for being a Linux Numpty, but I am willing to give this a go! :)

  9. …and further apologies for not checking the cable was plugged in! Doh!

    Works as advertised

    Thanks

  10. Thanks from me too. This os is much better than gOS. One thing I haven’t been able to work out which you may be able to assist with – I have a 3 wireless USB 3g modem, which doesn’t appear in the list of available networks. If you can help me with this last thing I’ll be forever grateful. Cheers!

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  12. Mine doesnt work…. what lame ness…. umm

    ~/VT6656_Linux_src_v1.19_12_x86$ sudo modprobe vntwusb
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release.
    FATAL: Module vntwusb not found.

    lame…. more errors before but like yeah…

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