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VT6655 Patch For Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)

By ·Categories: Technology·Published On: May 29th, 2008·0.4 min read·

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:

//www.onlogic.com/pub/vt6655.hardy.patch (File no longer available 11/18/2013)

See my previous post on for help building the driver.


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Forest had been the lead software developer at Logic Supply since April 2005 before starting his own software company, RapidRollout in 2009. He occasionally peeks back in with us from time to time, but dedicates his energy to developing open source software platforms. We maintain his posts here, but he no longer writes for our blog. To contact him, you can visit RapidRollout.
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  1. Joseph Bossman November 8, 2008 at 7:46 am

    i installed ubuntu 8.04 on my amd 64 Athlon x2 machine. but the system cannot detect my nvidia graphics drivers. It gives me information about linux restricted modules, and also the amd processer is not supported.
    I’m really getting frustrated, because i seriously want to learn how to use linux

  2. Forest November 8, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Hi Joseph,

    Sorry to hear you are having trouble.

    The Ubuntu Forums are likely the best place for you to get help with these kinds of issues. People there are frequently very helpful and easy to deal with.


    Hope this helps.


  3. Forest March 19, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Update: new driver source available is GPL-licensed and does not require patching.

  4. Olivier Berger December 6, 2010 at 3:15 am

    Too bad, the link to viaarena is no longer valid :-(

  5. Tony December 6, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Olivier – VIA has moved most of their driver support to either their corporate site or their Linux portal. This specific driver can be found here.

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