well, maybe this is a cop-out..
I just got back from COMPUSA and bought the cheapest NVIDIA card money could buy..
If Slack10.2 installs and I get X up and running I guess that will indict the i810/motherboard setup ?
Thats a lot of distros... I have not tried so many, only KUbuntu & Gentoo. Kubuntu seemed to confusing (too much suid, no root account? I didnt get it)
Then Gentoo was cool - but whats up with the USE flags? I never really figured those out. Also Gentoo is a pain to build on a slow machine.