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I've an .rpm file that I need to install on ubuntu 11.04 x64 bits on my core i5 laptop (it is actually some device driver).

I've tried to convert it using alien but reports an error for me stating that: drm-kmp-pae-2.6.37_2.6.32.27_0.2-0.5.1.i586.rpm is for architecture i386 ; the package cannot be built on this system.

I've downloaded rpm tool but when I try to install it it says that there are many dependencies required!

So, How can I install this rpm and in the same time got the dependencies resolved for me?

EDIT: Here's the Original problem: http://superuser.com/questions/338047/my-hp-probook-4530s-got-much-heater-with-ubuntu-linux-than-windows-7

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Can you be more clear on what those drivers are for, basically it seems something related to graphics card. Which graphics card do you have ? and if you need to install that package search for x86_64 package not i586 as your error point to architecture fault. So bassically search for package for 64bit. –  sagarchalise Sep 21 '11 at 6:19
    
AFAIK synaptic or kpackagekit will install a local rpm and automatically sort out the dependencies - or at least they'll have a go... –  ed. Sep 21 '11 at 6:26
    
This belongs to SUSE and is something related to a HP EliteBook add on Drivers. Now WHAT are you trying to accomplish. Instead of installing some random software for ANOTHER OS why not ask a question that actually adresses your problem!? –  Rinzwind Sep 21 '11 at 6:38
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If this is the page you started on: drivers.suse.com/hp/HP-EliteBook-8x60p/sled11-sp1/… than this is NOT going to work. –  Rinzwind Sep 21 '11 at 6:40
    
This question appears to be abandoned, if you are experiencing a similar issue please ask a new question with details pertaining to your problem. If you feel this question is not abandoned, please flag the question explaining that. I am flagging this for closure :) –  Ringtail Feb 29 '12 at 2:31

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