Some of you might be connecting to your remote linux box using XDMCP. While that would export the display,what would one do if one wanted to play a song on the remote box but hear it on the present system? well that can be easily done using the arts server on the remote machine setup the arts daemon by typing
artsd -n -u -p 5001
once the server is started change to the X display of the remote machine and type in
Voila you will have a complete remote desktop including sound just like in windows xp.