synergy – awesome kvm

I finally had it this week having to use 3 keyboards/mice for my computers around my personal office. My friend, a while ago, told me about an open-source solution called synergy.

I installed it last night on two ubuntu machines and it was so easy and fast to install.

sudo apt-get install synergy quicksynergy

Then create a synergy.conf . Here’s mine:

sudo vi /etc/synergy.conf:
section: screens
kelly:
mary:
end

section: aliases
mary:
192.168.8.102
end

section: links
mary:
right = kelly
kelly:
left = mary
end

section: options
screenSaverSync = false
# My KVM uses Scroll Lock to switch screens, so set the
# hotkey to lock the cursor to the screen to something else
keystroke(f12) = lockCursorToScreen(toggle)
end

Then start:
synergys -f –config /etc/synergy.conf

And that’s it. It works awesome! Check it out if you have multi-monitors with different boxes.

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