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This command is run in the standard Linux environment via the Terminal Activity. The GUI will probably not integrate comfortably with the XO Laptop's Sugar environment. Your user experience may vary considerably depending on the established environment and the other programs running on the laptop, may need re-installation after an OS Update. See the Linux software category for other commands.


XO Laptop offers rdesktop. (remote desktop manager ?)


(Already pre-installed)


From Terminal activity.

$ rdesktop

or for full screen

$ rdesktop -g1200x900

To enable audio, include "-r sound:local" on the command line:

$ rdesktop <hostname>[:port] -r sound:local

If you get no sound, and an error like:

/dev/dsp: No such file or directory

you may need to load the oss module, using this command in the terminal (as root):

# /sbin/modprobe snd-pcm-oss

According to this (http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2008-January/010015.html), snd-pcm-oss is available on joyride-1550.

(TODO: How best to ensure snd-pcm-oss is automatically loaded?) Steps below taken from: http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2008-August/018109.html

To always load the snd-pcm-oss during boot, follow the steps below (as root):

First (recommended):

Make a backup copy of you existing olpc-1.modules file:

# cp /etc/sysconfig/modules/olpc-1.modules /etc/sysconfig/modules/olpc-1.modules.bak

Edit the list of modules to load, adding the snd-pcm-oss module to the end of the list.

# vi /etc/sysconfig/modules/olpc-1.modules


module_list="i8042 i2c-dev...ldes-olpc"


module_list="i8042 i2c-dev...ldes-olpc snd-pcm-oss"

Second (not recommended):

NOTE: The approach below of using a new oss.modules file resulted in choppy audio on my machine, I think due to the order in which the oss module was loaded (ie: not after all others). Ideally, if anyone knows a way to control the order in which *.modules are loaded (and/or how to delay module loading), I'd prefer the second approach, as it does not involve editing a critical system file.

Create the file:

# vi /etc/sysconfig/modules/oss.modules

and add the line:

modprobe snd-pcm-oss

Finally, make the file executable via:

# chmod +x /etc/sysconfig/modules/oss.modules



See also