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X, G400, and mouse fd

Where can I find TFM on setting up hardware acceleration for a Matrox G400
AGP?  Is it worth doing this under X 3.3.6 or will it be less trouble to make
the jump to X 4.0.2 and set up acceleration there?

Also, I'm doing this for the sake of playing Loki's games, which are all
hellbent on using 16 bpp color, no more, no less.  I'm not willing to give up
my 32 bpp for everything else, so I've tried (from the console, to avoid
permission problems) `startx -- -bpp 16 :1` to give me a secondary, Loki-
approved, X session.  This fails, eventually dying with the last message
before 'waiting for X server to shut down' being a warning that /dev/mouse
can't get the status of the mouse fd (Invalid argument).  I've got that set
up as:

lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           12 Mar  3 15:44 /dev/mouse -> /dev/gpmdata
prw-r--r--    1 root     root            0 Mar  3 16:00 /dev/gpmdata

Any suggestions on how to get this part working?

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