Please note: A new version of this driver is available that does not require patching.  This driver is also GPL-licensed, making it suitable for eventual inclusion in the kernel.  These instructions are now obsolete.  Download the updated driver source from Via Arena.

Chris Thielen sent me an updated version of his patch for the VT6655 driver to be used with Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron).  It can be downloaded here:

// (File no longer available 11/18/2013)

See my previous post on for help building the driver.