installing skype on the kogan agora netbook

The agora netbook comes with gOS preinstalled, as well as some common/popular applications. One of these is skype, which doesn’t come ‘out-of-the-box’ with ubuntu. If, like me, you have reinstalled ubuntu on your netbook, you may wish to reinstall skype. Here’s how.

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installing the flash plugin

So you can watch your favorite youtube clips, here is how to install the flash plugin:

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

Restart firefox if it is open, and you should be able to see flash content.

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

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