If I just put in the command 'xrandr' on my laptop, I get the following:
[root@localhost guest]# xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192
LVDS1 connected 1366x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 194mm
1024x768 60.0 +
800x600 60.3 56.2
VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
That tells me I have four resolution options I can choose-from,
and that xrandr thinks LVDS1 is the name assigned to my display.
man xrandr provides a lot of reading material, but for my situation
'xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1366x768' did the trick.
Glad you asked. Cheers.
Right on. Thanks for providing the answer.
My lazy way to make each of these two 'programs' was to use leafpad from a root
terminal and just copy one of the other files in the directory /etc/X11/xinit.d,
say '30dbus', delete the text that's there, add my line, 'synclient TouchpadOff=1'.
for example, and save this as '15synaptics'. This way the '15synaptics' file has
all the attributes, 'root:root and executable', if that's what they were, already.
I hope that helps.
The explanation is ever so much more complicated than the answer.