HOWTO: Synergy - Network KVM
Synergy is a really good way to share a keyboard and mouse ( not video ) between two or more machines. Be it BSD, Linux, Windows or OS X.
The synergy application requires a server to be running on the machine in which the keyboard and mouse are physically connected. The client application then runs on all the client machines ( go figure :P ). The two applications that are required are synergys ( server ) and synergc ( client ),
You need to configure synergy in such a way that a client is to the 'right' or 'left' of the server. If you have a client on the right then a movement of the mouse to the right side of the server machine will continue onto the left side of the client's screen.
There is a config file that needs to created on the server ~/.synergy.conf which needs to stipulate where the clients are and their name ( this should be resolvable through DNS or /etc/hosts ).
The following is my config file which has 3 machines on it:
Bankai - my mac which is to the RIGHT of the server
DOZE - windows machine to the LEFT of the server
Shikai - the synergy server
The synergy client ( synergyc ) , if running from command line needs to be given the IP ( or resolvable name ) of the server.
# synergc 192.168.0.1
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