I use synergy. I would like to synergy to start as soon as I turn on my computer. How do I do that?
synergy, the command is:
synergys --config ~/.synergy.conf
Option 1: start synergy before login
The main article is on Synergy's sourceforge site: Starting synergy automatically
Here is a lead-in to the article... there is too much detail to put it all here:
Option 2: start synergy after login
To start Synergy once you have logged into your X-session.
If you have problems with the
I just checked my notes... When I connected from Windows to a Linux box , my command was:
You are running Synergy as a server, I was running it as a client.. but that shouldn't effect the auto startup.
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For newer version of Ubuntu that use lightdm.
I have successfully done the following for running the synergy client for the login screen, and after I login. It is much simpler than the other answers, IMHO.
edit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf as root.
add the following line to the bottom of the file.
restart lightdm. (it is better to do this from a terminal or ssh session)
I tried Kevin's answer, and while it seemed to work at first but I then started getting some really wacky behavior. I tried using session-setup-script to kill root's synergy and start it as the user in ~/.xprofile, but the wackiness continued. Finally gave up, removed the entries from lightdm.conf and kept the starting as a user in ~/.xprofile after logging in directly. Not perfect, but at least the weird behavior stopped.
I have successfully got this to work using Kevins method above. My Ubuntu machine (12.04) is configured as the client and my Windows machine (Win7) is the server.
Save and reboot.
I had to specify the IP, it wouldnt work with hostname (the Ubuntu client is not on the windows domain) even though I can communicate with the windows machine via hostname once I had have logged into the Ubuntu machine)