Hello again, Neal
Regards my problem #2, Texstar's chattr idea works fine for me for KDE, but not for LXDE.
In LXDE, xorg.conf is not being changed, per se.
What is happening is the root command 'xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1366x768' is being
applied external to the regular, and wrong, xorg.conf.
My problem is that the change, however it's made, does not persist.
Although I can enter the xrandr manually or via gui, it won't work as a line in /etc/rc.local.
Not a big problem, but a nuisance.
On my problem #3, how does anyone get ntpd and/or syslog to start-at-boot.
My choices via the drake services tool do not persist.