Configuring Quick Synergy to start automatically

CJ Tres ctres at
Tue Dec 13 12:24:28 UTC 2011

On 12/08/2011 08:49 AM, Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
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> 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.

I've dropped Quicksynergy for the server and one client - the Win XP 
laptop still uses it and don't use a Mac but putting the program into 
startup apps works fine with the config file in /etc rather than my home 
dir - which seems to have been causing the problem. Once the server is 
running both clients start and connect w/o the need for an extra keyboard.

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