I just installed opensuse 11.4 gnome on this system.....
with an IBM ThinkVision lcd monitor on it.
This system goes great on a VESA setting.
The problem is that the hardware is not capable of desktop effects. Yet they are on a VESA setting (old) enabled. After installing this gives a big mess as you will understand. Can't you set VESA settings "disable desktop effects" that would be great for alot of people running this OS on an older machine. btw the rest is fine and GREAT!!!