Solved Synergy Problem With Dependent Libs

I was having trouble with Synergy on one of my mixed Windows7 and Ubuntu 10.10 setups, the graphical interface never started.

I checked for log errors, nothing there.  Checked for zombie or orphaned processes, nothing running amok there.  I felt it was graphical in nature but nothing but my trick knee to back that up.  I removed and installed a couple of times and finally went to the older version, which uses QuickSynergy and it would work, but the new menu never popped up, it is based on QuickSynergy.  Well, running /usr/bin/synergyc and /usr/bin/synergys from the command line gave no trouble, but running /usr/bin/qsynergy generated errors with missing libs.  So I installed this neat little utility getlibs from a post on Ubuntu Forums.   And where I was tracking the libs down one by one, and haven’t we all done this, this little program fixed all of them and Synergy was fixed.  It also fixed my audio on that machine as well, but that is another post for another time.  Give it a try, worked great.

Using Dual Monitors with Dual Computers

I have setup a nice working dual monitor setup on the basement workbench.  The key to this one is I am using Dual Computers and Dual Operating systems and yet only one keyboard and mouse.  Using the latest release of Synergy stimulated by this recent article from LifeHacker I went back and setup Synergy.  The last time I used it was when I didn’t have this setup on the bench and although it worked fine I simply couldn’t see my way to using it.  Now with copy and paste across systems as well as the need to put both operating systems into play, often at the same time, I am finding it much more useful and productive.  I am already relocating the positions to fully dual instead of simply using one as primary and secondary.  I am already saving time with it.  Now all I have to decide is which one is going to stream audio.