QuickSynergy: share mouse and keyboard among multiple hosts
March 12, 2010 Leave a comment
This is a tip that is very useful (grateful to Siqueira!), which seems complicated but is very simple to setup. Synergy provide this issue. Instead of have two monitors plugged on the same video card (what is the first intuition), it considers two (or more) different hosts, in the same network, running different operational system. Basically it configures one as the server, which will has the mouse and keyboard plugged, and others as client. It can be installed by apt-get tools on both sides (client and server):
sudo apt-get install quicksynergy
On client: click on the Share tab, select one of the four location (right, left, above or below) of the client in relation to the server, type the client hostname (not the IP address) and click on Execute.
On server: click on Use tab, type the IP address (the opposite of the server) and click on Execute.