Why the different successes with different distros?
Aren't all the Linux distros based on the same kernel?
If so, why is it that Mandrake wouldn't recognise my sound card (never ever got it working) but recognised my serial modem without hesitation.
But, Ubuntu recognised my sound card and I needed to tweak the modem to get it to work (and now it works fine.)
The above is just an example of hardware detection differences. Throughout this (and other) forum(s) I read a lot about various distros not recognising or immediately recognising different hardwares.
Why the discrepancies? It's all Linux?
I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, I'm still a newbie - despite my growing number of posts.
I don't know how or why that web address appeared in the Subject line. Could a moderator fix it?
Last edited by muzza; 04-15-2005 at 05:33 PM.