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I have Slackware 3.4 (I think kernel 2.0.12) working with XF86 and an old version of IceWM on a 486 SX/25 Compaq Contura notebook with 12MB of RAM and 120MB HD (8MB partitioned as swap). I had to install it from floppies which took forever. Try to make sure all of your hardware is from the same era if you're going "back in time" with regard to kernel versions and distros cuz obviously nobody supports hardware which don't exist yet.