My problem is that I have a Pentium MMX 200 Mhz, 128 MB RAM, SCSI, 4 GB + 8 GB hard drives, Vision VGA monitor which can handle 1024x768 and Phoenix S3 Vision868 graphics card with 2mb RAM.
Because of my limited resources, I have been playing aroound with a number of linux distros in order to find one that will not run to slowly on my system.
So far I have only been able to get Suse x9 personal running, after receiving advice from the forum. Under Suse my monitor is unknown and my video card is recognised as a VESA framebuffer vesa card. I am able to get 640x480 resolution with 16 bit colour depth.
Slackware 8.1, 9.1; Read Hat 7.3, gives my VGA and screen errors when running startx. The installation process goes alright. This occurs even when choosing the standard VGA monitor settings (1) and either VGA compatible, VESA compatible, S3 868 (generic), S3 Vision868 (generic) settings when configuring xf86config.
I tried an old version of Res Hat (6.1) which also installed and ran immediately in graphics mode (GNOME or KDE) without any tweaking.
Suse is alright, just runs very slowly on my limited hardware resources.
Any advice, pointers APPRECIATED.