Should I Change Distro's?

I’m using 11.1 with a Intel 82845g/gl/ge/pe/gv Integrated Graphics

I use 2 Computers Actively-I have one in reserve with the same
motherboard but with a S3 Graphics chip-More about that later.

When I install with the DVD,
it installs OK except that when it is configuring hardware it locks
nothing to see but Bars & Lines of color(?)

On my Dell,when I hit the power button at this point, it shuts down-
and starts up OK and if I tell it to skip the config it starts up OK-but
the taskbar is blank.
But on the Compaq when I hit the power button it kills it cold, and
when I tell it to skip the config I get a Black login. When I login and
startx all I get is a Black screen.

Then I started experimenting,
Failsafe works,
If I remove the Arguments from the bottom of the default on Grub
(something about VGA)
it works,
I have got it working temporarily, By using YaST I was able to remove
the argument
permanently and it works,But both are still Glitchy and slow.
At first I thought that it was the dvd so I downloaded the live CD and
tried and I still get those color bars-and it locks up.
It is not the CD because I tried it on the S3
and it worked GREAT (the taskbar too!)

So should I change to Debian?
Or can this be fixed?

on the S3 Computer
AMD 3000+
256 Ram

Intel Celeron 2.6 Ghz
512 Ram

Intel Celeron 2.4 Ghz
768 Ram



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