I would reinstall Vector 6.0 standard (probably same as Gold) Then open it in TUI mode, go to /etc/X11 and type mc. Once midnight commander loads, scroll to xorg.conf, open it, and set default depth to a lower level....probably 16 instead of 24. You may have to be root. Then reboot and come in as a regular user. I suspect that will start your display. If that doesn't work, try the vesa driver.
Post the result, OK?
And I agree with stretchedthin about the linux loader.