My box is a dell i5/686 (can't remember), with the intel i810 I'm having to resort to to get nVidia drivers installed.
stjimmy@TREVOR:~$ sudo uname -a
Linux TREVOR 2.6.17-10-generic #2 SMP Fri Oct 13 18:45:35 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux
EDIT: noticed something, Synaptic seems to think my i686 is an i386. That change things?