I install synergy on my ubuntu computer to use as server (kbd and mouse are plugged into it). I install synergy on winPC to use as client. Everything is great until I need to reboot winPC (as is so common with those win PC's). Now synergy says
WARNING: failed to connect to server: server already has a connected client with our name.
If I quit synergy on the ubuntu machine and reopen it this error does not go away. I have two solutions. One: rename the windows computer and reboot it (unacceptable). Two: Reboot ubuntu computer (completely unacceptable).
Why is synergy persisting a dead connection even after I close and reopen it?
px ax | grep synergy only returns the running grep. How do I fix this without rebooting either computer? Is synergy hiding under some other name, or does it leave files laying around I can delete?