The SOS Utilities UI has buttons to perform various SOS system-related
operations. You must be logged on as the sos user. The sosdemo
user is more restricted and cannot run many of these operations.
Check for SOS Update
This will check for any available SOS and other Ubuntu updates
and automatically install them. You will need to provide the SOS
user password for this action. This can only be run as user
Edit SOS Settings
Opens a GUI configuration manager to edit important SOS settings.
This can only be run as user sos.
Fix file permissions
The program will attempt to change the access permissions on SOS files.
Typically, it is useful if you receive any errors about not having the
required permissions or access to files. This can only be run
as user sos.
Make a diagnostics log file
Generates a sos_diagnostics.log file in the sos user home directory
that can then be emailed to the
Please provide a description of your problem in the email. The log file
aids in identifying the problem with your system
Launches the TeamViewer application so the SOS support team can work to
fix your computer remotely
Change projector model
Launches a program that lets you change the type of projector SOS is
configured for. If SOS is open when this program is run it will crash.
This can only be run as user sos. Note there are two options for each
projector type, CRT and DFP:
If your new projectors are connected to the computer with UXGA
or VGA cables, choose the option ending in CRT
If your projectors are connected with DVI cables, choose the
option ending in “DFP”. If you choose the wrong option, nothing
will display on the sphere
Restart video card output
This option can be useful if you are having issues with your display
such as blank projectors, projectors displaying incorrect colors or
your monitor isn't blank. It restarts the X server. (Your displays will
all go dark for a bit before they restart, this is normal.)
This can only be run as user sos
Start Auto Alignment camera stream
This option works with Auto Alignment (experimental feature) and
requires additional equipment to be used. More information is described
in the SOS Alignment Manual
Stop SOS program
If something goes wrong with your SOS program and you need to terminate
it, select this option