For details on solving software problems see Chapter 9, "Special notes on some distributions."
gpm - freezy mouse under XFree86. With the current XFree86 you are losing VGA virtual consoles anyway.
RedHat 8.0/9 - /bin/sysfont:
You can use RedHat 7.3 consolechars instead.
SuSE 8.1 - /etc/init.d/hwscan:
Recommended: disable. If you have to install new hardware and want to use this service, boot with standard kernel and start it manually.
Programs writing directly to tty's, like vcstime, cannot be used.