Configuring Quick Synergy to start automatically

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at
Thu Dec 8 17:49:20 UTC 2011

On 12/08/2011 09:49 AM, Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
> On 12/08/2011 06:30 AM, CJ Tres wrote:
>> On 12/07/2011 10:29 AM, Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
>>> On 12/07/2011 06:26 AM, CJ Tres wrote:
>>>> I've found an explanation of edits at
>>>> that need to be made to
>>>> scripts in the Default files in three directories, gdm/Init,
>>>> gdm/PostLogin - the third edit is supposed to be made in gdm/Sessions/
>>>> but my /gdm has no Sessions folder, only PostSession and PreSession.
>>>> I'm
>>>> using Natty.
>>>> Would the edit then be made in the Deafult script of the PreSession
>>>> directory, or is there a Sessions dir that has maybe been moved
>>>> somewhere else?... or maybe Sessions now is named differently?
>>>> The instructions are not Ubuntu specific, only for Unix but it covers
>>>> xdm/kdm and gdm.
>>>> Also it is not clear when the guide was written so I've no idea what
>>>> might be different in Ubuntu today.
>>>> Any help?
>>> I've never bothered with QuickSynergy, just Synergy itself. On the host
>>> machine, I created ~/.synergy.conf, and added /usr/bin/synergys into
>>> Startup Applications.
>>> For the clients, I just add /usr/bin/synergyc host's-hostname to it's
>>> Startup Applications.
>> I have very little experience in this area so I'm unsure about one thing.
>> Does simply putting sybergyc and synergys into each machine's Startup
>> Apps allow the client to connect so another mouse/keyboard isn't
>> necessary?
> They way I've done it, the control doesn't start until I've logged in to
> each machine; so a keyboard is needed for that. Not really an issue for
> me I have the space to keep the K/M around for each box.
> On the Ubuntu host, I don't want it running at system boot; just once I
> login.
> For the Mac, I haven't gotten around to finding where to put the
> command, so it's not active at the login screen... yet.
> For the Ubuntu client, I haven't bothered to make it start at system
> boot, since it's a laptop right here. But I am curious, so if you find
> something, let us know & I'll test.
> For WinXP & the GUI client, it can easily be set to start & work for
> login; but it doesn't seem to work for Windows 7 until I log in.
> Probably something to do with UAC.
	For Macs, I found this which seems to work nice, except still not 
running for the login screen.

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