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Synergy - Virtual KVM Over Ethernet

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If you have multiple computers at your desk and your sick of swopping mouse and keyboard. Then it's about time you had abit of Synergy. Is it very easy to install from synergy new website. You can have as many computers as you want linked together through one keyboard and mouse. I have got up to 5 computers just to see its power in the workplace.

Installing Synergy on Linux

Installing on linux ubuntu is fairly simple. You can do this through apt-get: This will install synergy server and client:

apt-get install synergy

Configuration

Once all installed then create a configuration file on the computer which is going to have the master control of the set of computers. I have it in /home/USER/.synergy. Do make sure for SERVER_HOST_NAME change this to your hostname of your synergy server. CLIENT_1_HOST_NAME needs to be replaced by your client computer. You can add as many computers as you like to the configuration. I have done this example for 2 computers.

section: screens
SERVER_HOST_NAME:
CLIENT_1_HOST_NAME:
end
section: links
SERVER_HOST_NAME:
right = CLIENT_1_HOST_NAME
CLIENT_1_HOST_NAME:
left = SERVER_HOST_NAME
end

Load Configuration on Server Computer

Once written you will need to tell Synergy this is your configuration file through this command:

synergy --config /home/rees/.synergy

Connecting Client to Server

On your clients computers to you need to connect using:

synergyc SERVER_HOST_NAME

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I have an ubuntu desktop and monitor running right next to my windows desktop, and synergy lets me use one mouse and keyboard for both, acting like one giant desktop.

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