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Synergy. Control multiple computers with a single keyboard and mouse (Youtube)

Jose CerrejonLess than 1 minuteRaspberry PIRaspberry PI

Synergy: Control multiple computers with a single keyboard and mouse (Youtube)


A year ago I talked about a software that allowed you to share keyboard and mouse with multiple computers. I tried using it but it did not work. Today I have made a video tutorial to see how it works and how comfortable it is...

I have been tested with Ubuntu, but it works on Mac or Windows.

As you can see, the steps are simple:

  • Install the program on server (computer with keyboard and mouse) and client.

  • Configure the server with the GUI.

  • Run on the Pi: synergyc --daemon ip_server

I've noticed it only works with the desktop environment, so you have to type in the console: startx

For the lazy, I created for PiKISS a script that install, enable you to choose the server and run it on startup.

NOTE: The author now charge for the program but is still free. The nighty builds are available for all platforms. I'll leave the link below, although I installed it on Ubuntu and Raspberry Pi from the repository:

Download: synergy-project.orgopen in new window

Link: > Synergy: One keyboard and mouse to rule them all

Link: GitHub > PiKISS > synergy.shopen in new window