Re: 96.43 or 71.86, Pentium-MMX, GF4MX4000 PCI - crash
In general it is wise not to try to keep up with the latest software versions (Linux kernels in this case) on an old system.
At one time or another you will always run into a problem like this.
The developers at some time stop testing on really old systems, it can be fine for some time, but unavoidably the moment comes that they break something...
(it could just as well happen in the kernel itself)