Configuration

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

older commands: xf86config ; xf86cfg is a more modern graphical configurator, but may take some getting used to.

You should use /dev/input/mice for 2.6 kernels and /dev/psaux for 2.4 kernels

Another way to autodetect most settings: XFree86 -configure, or Xorg instead of XFree86 if that's what you have (all the cool people do).

If you need to debug, start it with startx -- -logverbose 8

Tweaking

Virtual screen

In order to make a larger virtual screen size, you modify the Screen section, Display subsection. This specifies the allowed resolutions for a given color depth.

        SubSection "Display"
                Depth           16
                Modes           "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
                Virtual         1920 1536
        EndSubSection

The needed directive is Virtual xdim ydim. Reference for values we've used before: zarankiewicz and boltzmann, 1920x1536; ... .

Synaptics Touchpad

see DebianNotes/SynapticsTouchpad

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