I had to set my 15 inch monitor to 60 hertz refresh rate in order to see my desktop clearly. VL might not have had a driver for my monitor that could make it use a higher refresh rate or maybe my monitor just wasn't capable of anything higher.
I believe that there are no drivers for monitors (not just on VL, but all other distros), except generic one of course. All you have to do is to Google for your exact model monitor specs, find horizontal and vertical refresh rates and put them in monitor section of xorg.conf.
Additionally, you could add Modeline, but honestly I never had need for something like that.