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Found this today Synergy means you can use one ...
22nd March 2010, 04:20 PM #1
One Keyboard two computers
Have two computers on your desk? always use the wrong keyboard?
Found this today Synergy means you can use one keyboard and mouse for your two computers - i have it set up so i can scroll from my dual screen windows box onto the linux box next to it!
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22nd March 2010, 04:24 PM #2
I think my colleague had that running for a bit last year (maybe longer, time flies in this place!). Seemed to work really well, we used it before we got all of our remote desktop stuff working.
22nd March 2010, 04:32 PM #3
KVM anyone - i have several on several systems!!
22nd March 2010, 05:28 PM #4
My Debian AM wrote about synergy a while ago: My Boss, with a little help, starts the conversion to Linux - Source Guru
I haven't got round to trying it though, I have a four-way KVM for my test rig
22nd March 2010, 05:36 PM #5
For anyone using Macs, the alternative (apart from a KVM of course) is Teleport.
22nd March 2010, 05:51 PM #6
Blimey... I found AdderView KVM's way back in 1999 and the little box is still going strong while the cheaper POS versions from linksys last maybe 9 months before carking and being circular filed.
Absolute $deity send though...
22nd March 2010, 10:31 PM #7
its better then a kvm - you don't need to constantly press buttons just move the mouse onto the left screen as if you would using a dual screen
Originally Posted by jamesreedersmith
22nd March 2010, 10:33 PM #8
But i have *nix and command line boxes (ESX) etc that it wont work on!
23rd March 2010, 09:31 AM #9
i dont on my kvm i just double tap ctrl (left or right ctrl depending which way i want to scroll through the 4 pcs)
Originally Posted by glennda
23rd March 2010, 11:53 PM #10
A KVM and this software are for slightly different things. I use synergy when developing or controlling two different pcs each with their own dedicated monitor, A kvm is more for usage when you are sharing the monitor as well but you can use it in the way described above. I find it great for controlling two different systems with the one mouse and sometimes use it if needing to seamlessly move from a linux box to a windows one with the same mouse and keyboard.
18th August 2011, 04:25 AM #11
I have just discovered Synery. Wow.
I always have my laptop sitting on my desk next to my, and now if I need to use it I dont even need to move
18th August 2011, 06:02 AM #12
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18th August 2011, 07:26 AM #13
Yh i have to day synergy makes life so much easier as ive got a Linux box add Also a .win 7 box on my desk so 1 keyboard/mouse is great
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