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
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.
right = CLIENT_1_HOST_NAME
left = SERVER_HOST_NAME
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: