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Device files on Unix systems in general are just one way for user programs to access device drivers; there isn't a one-to-one mapping from devices files to physical hardware, and not all hardware has a device file (or even a device driver). The kernel itself doesn't use device files to interact with hardware. As pointed out by lcd047, network cards don't ...


Monitor settings You said you already got xrandr to display on a smaller portion of the screen, but that it’s centered. If there is any way in your monitor settings to move the displayed portion to the left edge of the screen, then you’re done. Nesting X Servers Try Xephyr or Xnest. They allow you to run an X server inside another X server. So something ...

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