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Synergy is an app that allows two or more computers to share a keyboard and mouse. I have both Synergy and QuickSynergy (the GUI for synergy) installed from the repositories on two computers. One, my "main" box, is running Ubuntu 11.10. Sitting above it on a shelf is an older laptop running Lubuntu 11.10. I have watched a couple of youtube videos which attept to walk one through the setup process but so far I have not found one that can help me. I have the required applications installed on both machines and they are connected via my wireless router. I need to know exactly what to input (and where) on each machine in order to sync my mouse, keyboard, and clipboard between the two.

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Here's a Synergy user guide and a sample configuration file. If you prefer to configure it with a GUI rather than a config file, try the 1.4.5 beta at Synergy's download page.

  • Installed the beta package... configured the app, still nothing. – Shawn Nov 14 '11 at 6:21
  • What happens when you start Synergy? Any error messages? – regan Nov 16 '11 at 13:28
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You can install the Synergy from a package repository for Ubuntu.

wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu trusty-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install synergy

Once you have installed the package, you can run synergyc for the client, synergys for the server and synergy for an administration GUI. The administration GUI allows you to configure and run your machine as a server or as a client.

You may find several tutorials in the internet to use synergy in your Ubuntu.

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You can install the Synergy from a package repository for Ubuntu.

$ wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu trusty-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install synergy

Once you have installed the package, you can run synergyc for the client, synergys for the server and synergy for an administration GUI. The administration GUI allows you to configure and run your machine as a server or as a client.

You may find several tutorials in the internet to use synergy in your Ubuntu.

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