A truly general question
I am a noob and I am trying my best to learn everything Linux.
I have one question that I really want to know the answer to.
Considering that linux all use the same kernel, why is it that different distros tend to make differences when detecting stuff like your monitor, refresh rate, resolution etc.
I have used 3 different linuxes recently. Suse, Slax, and ubuntu.
Suse is the only one that can properly detect my monitor which is a Viewsonic G71f+ , and set everything to it's optimum settings.
Slax and Ubuntu detect only a Default Monitor
Slax only sets to 75Hz refresh rate, while ubuntu sets to 60hz.
Why is this so?
Also, If I copy Suse's xorg.conf file into SLAX or UBUNTU, would that work or just cause problems?
Thanks in advance for replying.