With the help of Synergy one can manange multiple computers/screens by using just one keyboard and mouse. So i found out after several painful months of using two sets of keyboard and mouse to switch between my Macbook and Ubuntu Desktop. I shall talk about the steps I took to get synergy to work on my Macbook and Ubuntu desktop. I chose to use my Macbook as the server and Ubuntu as the client.
Hostname of my Macbook(Server): isis
p. Hostname of my Ubuntu Desktop(Client) : venus
Please replace the hostnames in the following example with your correct names.
Download and install the source code from http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/
unzip the file install it on both computers.
./configure make sudo make install
Create a file called synergy.conf with the following content.
section: screens # name the screens isis: venus: end section: links # telling synergy direction of the screens # my macbook is on the left and Ubuntu is on the right isis: right = venus venus: left = isis end
To start the synergy server
synergys -f --config syngery.conf
Make sure you have installed synergy.Then run the following command.
synergyc -f isis # (syngergyc -f hostname-of-synergy-server)
You can also use the ip address of the synergy server.
For more information visit: Synergy Site