I. Getting advanced desktop This should be the first thing you do. It is vitally important that you do not add any repositories to apt-get before you do this; you need the KDE version from ASUS' repository! sudo aptitude update sudo aptitude install ksmserver kicker II. Mount SD card silently There will probably be a cleaner way to do this at boot later. mv /usr/bin/xandros_device_detection_dialog /usr/bin/xandros_device_detection_dialog.old echo '#!/bin/bash' > /usr/bin/xandros_device_detection_dialog III. Install Emacs (21) Add this to /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://xnv4.xandros.com/4.0/pkg xandros4.0-xn main contrib non-free Then run: sudo aptitude update sudo aptitude install emacs21 IV. Install FTP sudo aptitude install ftp V. Set up ICQ The ICQ/IM client is called "Pidgin". It stores all its config in ~/.purple for some reason, so point that at the SD card: ln -s MMC-SD/partition1/pidginLogs .purple VI. Set up gcc sudo aptitude install build-essential VII. Make the fonts a reasonable size Install the theme called "Ross Theme.kth" in the KDE control center VIII. Install OpenGL sudo aptitude install mesa-utils Test with glxgears