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
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; ... .
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