How to install driver for Via VT6656 WLan

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How to install driver for Via VT6656 WLan

Postby pete_182 » Mon May 25, 2009 8:15 am


I have just installed Linux mint on my computer, and i love it, but i cant seem to install the driver for my Wifi, the hardware is
Via 6656.

Does anyone have any solutions? any help would be greatly appreciated

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Re: How to install driver for Via VT6656 WLan

Postby Husse » Wed May 27, 2009 4:13 pm

You have to tell us more facts.
The minimum is exactly which Mint you have - which version and which edition (main or any of the CEs)
We also need to know a bit about all your hardware.
Run " lspci " in a terminal and post here (to avoid misunderstanding - the first character is a minor L and you copy by marking with the mouse and then right click)
Some wifi and possibly built in sound can be connected to USB even if they are internal - if you suspect you have one of these run " lsusb " in a terminal.
Also tell us if this is using mint4win or not, quite important
This is a standard answer so it may not be fully applicable to your situation
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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Re: How to install driver for Via VT6656 WLan

Postby titopagan » Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:53 pm

I had the same question here is the link that will help you compile the driver. If you have any questions you can PM me.

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