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I've been trying to install Intel binary Xorg driver for GMA3600 (Cedarview) GPUs for my Acer Aspire One D270 with Windows 7 Starter, Windows 8, and Ubuntu 12.04

I've followed these instructions verbatim, but I get the following errors on Step 3 when I try to install the Cedarview drivers:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
cedarview-drm:i386 : Depends: grub-gfxpayload-lists:i386 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: linux-headers-generic:i386 (>= 2.6) but it is not going to be installed or linux-headers-generic-pae:i386 (>= 2.6) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: dkms:i386 (>= 2.1.0.0) but it is not installable

cedarview-graphics-drivers:i386 : Depends: xserver-xorg-core:i386 (>= 2:1.10.99.901) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: xorg-video-abi-11:i386
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

I tried and successfully install one of the packages by myself: sudo apt-get install libva-cedarview-vaapi-driver

But when I tried to install: cedarview-drm by myself, I get the following error:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

The following information may also help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
cedarview-drm:i386 : Depends: grub-gfxpayload-lists:i386 but it is not going to be installed
Depends: linux-headers-generic:i386 (>= 2.6) but it is not going to be installed or linux-headers-generic-pae:i386 (>= 2.6) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: dkms:i386 (>= 2.1.0.0) but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

If anyone can shed some light on this, I'd be very grateful. I'm just so lost... and I'd like to get this working as I'm not liking Windows 8 or 7.

Thanks.

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You have a 64bit installation of Ubuntu(verify with uname -m), and the CedarView driver in the repositories is 32bit only.

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Ah. I figured it was something like that. Thanks. –  Tucker Nov 10 '12 at 10:23
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