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  1. Nick Bolton

    Nick Bolton

    Synergy Team


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      12

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      2303


  2. Davewill

    Davewill

    Synergy User


    • Points

      7

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      55


  3. samat.io

    samat.io

    Synergy User


    • Points

      3

    • Content count

      1


  4. Jonathan Sparks

    Jonathan Sparks

    Synergy User


    • Points

      3

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      9



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  1. 3 points
    The current Synergy 1.9 package for Ubuntu (synergy_1.9.1.stable~b327+2a0225c1_amd64.deb) unfortunately depends on libcurl3. Many other packages in Ubuntu (the most important of which, to me at least, are the curl binary itself and cmake) depend on libcurl4. libcurl4 conflicts with libcurl3 and cannot be installed simultaneously, which means I have to uninstall synergy and libcurl3. I'm pretty sure other developers will encounter the same problem. Can we get a re-spin of the package that depends on libcurl4 instead of libcurl3?
  2. 3 points
    Recently we surveyed a group of our users with a simple question: Should Synergy 2 be considered stable or beta? In November of last year, we officially released Synergy 2 as stable. We knew there were a few minor bugs but assumed we could fix them within a couple of months. Sadly, it became apparent that these bugs were not so small nor easy to fix. So with very careful consideration, we've made the decision to redeclare Synergy 2 a beta product. When will Synergy 2 be stable? We're going to leave this up to you to decide. As we make updates and enhancements, we'll continue to poll users so that you can tell us when you think it's stable. We've also decided not to ask this question until after we've re-introduced the missing features from Synergy 1, which could extend the beta period by 12-18 months. Reply to this thread if you have any questions about this decision. Update: Update 2: @Kelvin Tran also posted bout Synergy 1.
  3. 3 points
    Dude, for starters, it ain't "my" product. Secondly, just saying it doesn't work makes no sense since it does work for lots of people. If you have a particular problem, somebody could probably help you, but just complaining it doesn't work will get you nowhere.
  4. 2 points
    Full disclosure guys! I had to let some people go. For the next 6 months, I'm mucking in and doing some hands-on work with Sarah. In 2019 I'll be hiring a whole new team of Software Engineers, but until then it's just us two. Read all about it: https://symless.com/blog/open-letter-synergy-team Comments welcome...
  5. 2 points
    I'm writing university paper and needed one more screen(already have two screens). I hoped my laptop can be hooked with my Linux + windows desktop. And It works great! I know there will be lots of bug reports (especially with synergy2 which happened to be beta again.) I wanted this topic to become a 'thanks report' for you guys. You did a good job and here in South Korea, there's one guy thanks to you. Remember that! Thanks again! My Specifications: Left one: Windows 10 Laptop from ASUS. (ASUS X541UA) by WIFI. Middle one: Linux Desktop with Debian Testing by Ethernet. Right one: Windows 10 Desktop by Ethernet. PS. Want to switch to Gentoo Linux again but Synergy 2 makes me left with Debian. Hope I can find a good guide or tutorial which can make me use Gentoo version synergy.
  6. 2 points
    I never left 1.88 because I use OpenSuse which isn't supported. 1.88 works fairly well, so no complains. As for my v2 license, I hope it'll be useful at some point, but no rush.
  7. 2 points
    Yeah, I finally had to give up on it today as a daily driver. I hit the scaling on a Windows server bug yesterday, and no net connection rendering it useless today. So it's Synergy 1 until Synergy 2 can be run without net connection and the bugs are tackled. So can we have a Synergy 1 discussion section back so folks can get help without being drowned in a sea of Synergy 2 beta bug posts?
  8. 2 points
    I completely agree and relate to each of these points, except that I have been able to autoconfigure Synergy 2.0.x between two Windows machines, but each 1.8 problem Mikko has listed is still a problem in Syn 2. Also, I think this was a good decision Nick. Definitely a step in the right direction. Lastly, I want to emphasize one of Mikko's points: "If Synergy doesn't get their act together soon, I'll make the switch. I really want you guys to succeed though. Please just fix the basic features." The AltGr issue is such a huge pain if you're a programmer, and I can't understand how that could be hard to fix. Give us the ability to rebind the key in a config file. Doesn't have to look pretty, just give us a quick temporary workaround. That would make me so happy. This isn't a "bug" that "happens for some users seemingly randomly", it is a misaligned feature that affects everyone with certain (if not all) AltGr keyboard layouts (European, Nordic etc).
  9. 2 points
    I don't need any new features. I just want synergy to be stable, which it has never been for me. Focus on making it work, forget the bells and whistles. I've been on board since 2013. Off and on. Synergy 2 I have never been able to even try out even though I paid for it. It seems I need to be able to configure proxy. What benefit exactly would I get with cloud? 1.8 works OK between windows machines. That's the only fully positive experience I have from Synergy. Too bad I don't really need two parallel Windows PCs, but the other one always tends to be Linux. Between Windows and Linux the keyboard gets screwed up constantly. One one machine caps lock is on and on the other it's off. Need to kill synergy to fix it. Most of the time I can't get @${[]} characters right on the guest PC (Linux). Ie. the Alt-Gr issue. It has never worked out of the box. Copy-paste used to be bad for years, now it's fixed. Thank you for that. There are new mouse/keyboard products that can control up to three machines at the same time. If Synergy doesn't get their act together soon, I'll make the switch. I really want you guys to succeed though. Please just fix the basic features.
  10. 1 point
    If you feel you completely understand it and you have all the options under your belt, rest assured you're no longer talking about Linux.
  11. 1 point
    Hi This has been occurring since synergy 2.0.6. I have upgraded to 2.0.10 and the issue is still present. If I join a Zoom meeting https://zoom.us all my client screens can no longer receive left/right/middle clicks until I restart the synergy service on the main computer. This is very easy to repro. Install synergy on two or more systems. Launch a Zoom meeting on the system sharing mouse/keyboard, all other systems are unable to receive clicks until service restart.
  12. 1 point
    having the same problem. definitely +1
  13. 1 point
    Ha! That must be why I've not had some of the reported issues. Only recently added Linux to my mix of Windows machines Got no MACs I'm old and slow.😃
  14. 1 point
    I started with Synergy in June 2016 and had the problem with Copy and Paste from the beginning. I used first 1.5.0, then v1.7.6, v1.8.8 and now v1.9.1. Because I also use some machines with Debian and Ubuntu, I have never installed Synergy 2. But one thing I noticed. I can leave the systems running for several days and copy and paste text hundreds of times, between different Synergy Clients, without any problem, as long as I do not copy on the same Linux system, between two Application, or two Terminal sessions. Why I have not yet informed the support? Once stop and a few seconds later start again pressed on the server and everything keeps going. I have been forced to use Microsoft products for 35 years and everyone who survives, has learned to laugh about small issues.
  15. 1 point
    Looks like the new package may be qml-module-qtquick2
  16. 1 point
    I feel so utterly dumb for never thinking about the registry keys. I've looked in the registry, you're right. S1 and S2 store some DWORD keys in the Registry, unless my memory's kidding with me right now.
  17. 1 point
    Hi, No need to be sorry friend. All is well. But just so you know, there is absolutely no compilation requiered in the technique i have given you, only simple and basic centos terminal commands to be executed as super-user (root/admin). As i mentionned, installing libraries with downloaded rpms when they are available via the package manager (this means created and compiled specifically for your centos version) is exposing the system to potential library clashes/problems/corruption. If you can install rpm files directly, which such operation requires administrative privileges (root/admin), then you most likely are able to run YUM package manager and/or RPM program. RPM is more than a file format, its also the true name of RedHat's Package Manager, and YUM is in turn a user-friendly software layer built over top of RPM in order to help simplify libraries and programs management under RedHat and derivatives (redhat, centos, fedora and flavors built with a redhat core) The asciicast/text-video i have created only contains the terminal part of the process since the server used is a virtual server and therefore has no graphical interface and/or monitor/keyboard/mouse or commonly available desktop user input devices. Yes, Synergy is useless on such server but thats not the point. It just goes to prove how quick and easy it is to install Synergy on even the most minimalistic CentOS 6 installation. I believe your interpretation of 'special software' and 'local repos' is exactly what i am and have been talking about this whole time. Super-user rights (your 'admin' has them) are requiered, as mentionned earlier. I do not believe he is preparing any 'special repositories or softwares' (other than typical compilations) and if he maintains he is and gets paid extra for such, i would suggest you investigate into the matter and have him/her proves the value of the extra expenses (as i said, if any). Having a system administrator is mandatory, don't get me wrong. I just felt the need to express my opinion regarding an increasing and very misleading pest-problem that exists amongst many companies -- systems administrators lacking transparency and fairness/squareness. Wish you well and don't hesitate to give my post a 'like' to help others using the forum
  18. 1 point
    Is there a PAM and I missed it? Because when trying to set up synergy v2 on my arch, I ran into several problems, one of the most blocking was that apparently Synergy had a bug with X Window System. I became quite frustrated that of all the pinned posts in the forums and pages that I found on known bugs [ https://symless.com/synergy/help/known-bugs] [and it was a known bug because when I was in a back and forth with a Synergy Support Engineer, she informed me that Symless was aware of that bug ], Symless apparently hadnt considered making a simple PAM to let users with incompatible set-ups know that Synergy wouldnt work on their OS and to not bother downloading it if they didnt feel like spending time diagnosing it. When version 2 becomes released again. Can you guys please include a product availability matrix so that users like me who have incompatible setups dont download a product that was doomed to fail?
  19. 1 point
    Sure thing, we need to improve our website so that it shows this information. Would you like a refund? If so, please contact us: https://symless.com/contact
  20. 1 point
    Ok, I uninstalled Synergy 2 on all my machines and replaced with Synergy 1, sleep mode working as espected, problem solved !
  21. 1 point
    Resolved by manually installing the package from here: https://packages.debian.org/jessie/amd64/libssl1.0.0/download apparently it has to be 1.0.0 exactly and not as the error message says libssl1.0.0 (>= 1.0.0)
  22. 1 point
    Yeap, that works. Sorry about that. EDIT: Sorry for the triple post. It only gave me an edit option on this last post.
  23. 1 point
    For all those still having this issue (like me) and can't get Version 1.8.8 which fixes the issue (as they've taken it down everywhere!) here is a link!! Solution: http://x.co/synergydl
  24. 1 point
    Sorry to laugh...it's just that so many of us have "been there - done that." You are right, It would have saved a lot of person-hours!
  25. 1 point
    Synergy 2 can do this; have you tried the beta?
  26. 1 point
    We need to make synergy work with Android and iOS
  27. 1 point
    We used to have separate support forums for the two major versions, but they were merged about a month ago. There are messages that don't specify version, making them hard to follow. Could we please separate the discussions again?
  28. 1 point
    A week ago we made the decision to redeclare Synergy 2 as beta as over 80% of the users we surveyed agreed that it wasn't yet ready to be declared stable. If you're using Synergy 2 Beta and are having problems, please download and try Synergy 1 instead, which is the most stable version of Synergy. All users can now download Synergy 1, so you won't need to request access. If you're interested in testing beta software, that's awesome! For those who have access to Synergy 2 Beta, please feel free to continue using it while we fix bugs and make enhancements over the next 12-18 months. For those users who don't yet have access to Synergy 2 Beta, we'll soon be allowing you to purchase early beta access (stay tuned). This will support the development of Synergy 2 Beta by allowing us to hire more software developers and continue to improve Synergy 1 at the same time. Thanks for using Synergy! Please make sure you read this post...
  29. 1 point
    So where does this leave those of us who paid for Synergy 2? I can assure you, I would not have paid $50 for a beta product. This app has been completely unstable since I purchased it and it hasn't improved with each release. When it does work, promised features aren't there (such as copying files between terminals) and "working" features often don't work (copy and paste).
  30. 1 point
    Figured out a workaround. use the interactive config tool and when done, take a copy of the temp one linked in the running log file, make the changes you need and then switch from interactive to "use existing" and use the new saved config file. It's such a stupid way to go about it but it works.
  31. 1 point
    I observed something that might be useful to add to this thread: Been using Synergy v1.8.2 (May 2018) for a while with a simple Win10 -to- Win10 config. The clipboard issue has been a regular annoyance. Usually, just calling the synergy.exe UI on the server, and clicking 'Apply' to force a reset, is sufficient to solve the problem. Today, even that trick didn't work, so I looked more closely, and observed the '(missequenced)' error. Using the 'Apply' trick on both machines failed to resolve the problem. Looked a little deeper at the Windows Task Manager process table on the *server* side. I noticed that the 'Apply' method appears to recycle the 'synergys.exe' process, but not the 'synergyd.exe' process. I used the Task Manager to kill both the 'synergys.exe' and the 'synergyd.exe' processes. After they both auto-restarted (in a matter or seconds), the clipboard resumed working okay. BTW, owing to other applications I work with, I am long in the habit of hitting Ctrl-C twice to load the clipboard. HTH. Cheers. - Rick
  32. 1 point
    Found a solution (at least with 16.04 Plasma):
  33. 1 point
    I have seen a huge stability improvement from 2.0.10 to 2.0.11 and through 2.0.12beta. I hope the trend continues. I am using Ubuntu and macOS. I would highly recommend upgrading if you haven't already.
  34. 1 point
    I apologize if my post came across as a disgruntled: that was not my aim. I was just curious about why it had forced me to update to 2.0 when it came out. Luckily, there is rarely a time that I do not have internet access, and that you guys are working on offline functionality is great.
  35. 1 point
    Hi, I really like the new feature in Synergy 2, the ability to disable/enable it easily. I just thought that it would be neat having the ability to enable the whole thing again from the other device. So you'd have to make the enabled/disabled state global and share it between all the computers. Is this possible?
  36. 1 point
    Try uninstalling and reinstalling via this guide:
  37. 1 point
    I am requesting that we have have support for Arch Packages, so that we don't need to use unofficially support AUR packages that do not configure properly. Symless Supports Windows, MacOS, Red Hat/Fedora/CentOS, Debian Base and even Rasbian. But there is no Arch Based Distrobution Support at all. Bring Proper Support for Arch!!
  38. 1 point
    It's never late to rectify, guys, you've made the right decision IMHO. Now you can focus on squashing all bugs and making Synergy 2 a solid product.
  39. 1 point
    Hey, i propose the creation of a redhat & related repository containing rpms for several distributions... This wouldn't require much changes to the current download area and i would be willing to help, if need be... Let me know your thoughts on this. Matt
  40. 1 point
    what is the plan for those of us that bought at 2.0.10 and have nothing to revert back to?
  41. 1 point
    Agreed, thank you for recognizing that version 2 needs more work as a beta. I've tried every update to version 2, and have never been able to get it to work, and the support has offered no direction to solve the problem. For a very simple configuration (2 Windows machines on the same network, no exotic/overly-restrictive firewall, internet access) I would figure it would work without a hitch, but it never has. I'd like to see it truly be a simple setup, as it's supposed to be an easy install. And for those who have trouble, having any sort of configuration or troubleshooting options would be a huge help.
  42. 1 point
    I'm with Mikko on some of this. I'd recommend that the Synergy team takes some time to backport some of the 2.x fixes to Synergy 1.9.
  43. 1 point
    I want to compliment you on this decision. Can't have been easy, but I agree that it was the right choice. Just recently, I replied to one of my own support tickets that I was going back to v1.9, but would keep checking in on v2. My desktop sharing has been COMPLETELY stable on v1.9 for the last week now. Again, KUDOS for eating some crow and moving forward. I do hope to run v2 in the future. Spencer Swift
  44. 1 point
    Yes, you will have to modify the v1.9 package as well. I was unable to get Synergy2 working (2018-05-07). See the following blog posts: - https://symless.com/forums/topic/5654-synergy-2010-not-working-on-ubuntu-1804/ - https://symless.com/forums/topic/5634-reverting-to-synergy-1xx/ So, these are the instructions for Synergy 1.9 on Bionic Beaver (with libcurl4) - Install fakeroot to maintain permissions while modifying the deb `sudo apt install fakeroot` - Instructions and explanation of using dpkg with fakeroot are on stack exchange: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/138188/easily-unpack-deb-edit-postinst-and-repack-deb) - Login to Synergy and download version 1: https://symless.com/synergy/downloads - In the downloads dir, extract the package and modify it: (Replace gedit with kate or vim .. whatever) fakeroot sh -c ' \ mkdir tmp; \ dpkg-deb -R synergy_1.*.stable~*.deb tmp; \ gedit tmp/DEBIAN/control; ' - Edit the control file to replace the libcurl3 version with `libcurl4 (>= 7.58.0)` - Save the control file and exit the editor - Turn it back into a deb and remove the tmp dir fakeroot sh -c 'dpkg-deb -b tmp/ synergy_1~fixed.deb; rm -rf tmp' - Install the package, and have apt install the dependencies: sudo dpkg -i synergy_1~fixed.deb sudo apt install -f
  45. 1 point
    I've been using synergy for several years, and have been a huge fan of the concept as I regularly have 3 or more computers hooked up and historically had a KVM (without the V hooked up) so that I could move control over to the other systems. I was enjoying the progression of Synergy 1. I understand the ease of setup that was implemented with Synergy 2, but I've gained little else and lost a lot more. I switched back to Synergy 1 last week, and experienced some issues getting my Linux Box working properly. Now, I'm using barrier and was able to get it built and working. Here's a list of the reasons that I've moved on from Synergy: Mouse and Key Board Lag. This isn't all the time, but happens enough that it's at the top of the list. Regular disconnects between client/server. At least daily. Loss of mouse click functionality on clients. Semi-daily, if not daily. Clipboard inconsistencies Mostly when copying out of an RDP session on the client. I believe this passively inserts the clipboard item to the OS and Synergy doesn't see it. Inability to restart services. Synergy's lack of ability to detect issues and automatically resolve them. Lack of auto-update. Worse: I have to login to download the update to all of my systems. Lack of auto-log reporting for system crashes. TBH, I'm not sure you don't have this, but I'd would have wagered that you don't ... since there's no opt-out for it. Check out Sentry. Lack of multiple configuration options. I have two main cnfigurations: At the Office: Server: Desktop; Client: LaptopA; Client: LaptopB On the Road: Server: LaptopA; Client: LaptopB; Client: LaptopC It takes me way to long to get swapped between configurations. Lack of ability to turn off features that are released that I don't want. I don't want my server to automatically switch just cause my wife walked in and took over my laptop for a minute. Every single feature should be toggle-able Seriously, don't ever add a feature without giving people an opt-out. Lack of ability to disable a system as a client, temporarily, from the server. Back to the scenario where my wife walked off with a laptop that I was using. Lack of gesture support. Gestures aren't restricted to Macs; I don't own a single Apple device. I have a Logitech T650. I'm aware some, if not all, of these are on the roadmap; I'm looking forward to them being properly released. To be honest, barrier doesn't solve all these issues. However, I haven't had any mouse/keyboard lag, not a single disconnect, and haven't loss mouse clicking on the client since switching. Even though I've switched to a fork, it will not be permanent. I know that a lot of time and love has gone into Synergy, and I know the team will resolve its issues soon. I will definitely come back and try Synergy again when Synergy 2 is out of it's beta stages, and becomes feature rich again.
  46. 1 point
    Just purchased version 2 as a part of the sale and found this out too. This is an absolute deal breaker as I use Synergy in an environment with no internet access. I hope that they can bring back such a vital feature to version 2 (as well as hotkeys). Until then I'll be using v1 (Funny they call it legacy, its much more capable...)
  47. 1 point
    Hello, Important: Before you do anything else, please open a support ticket. If you'd prefer to go it alone, read on... You may want to uninstall and reinstall if you're experiencing a bug and need to get a fresh install, or if you want to revert back to Synergy 1 until the bug is fixed. Windows First, uninstall Synergy using Add or remove programs (or Apps & features). Next, run regedit and delete these registry keys: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Symless HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synergy Now, delete these directories (if they exist): C:\ProgramData\Symless C:\ProgramData\Synergy v2 %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Synergy %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Symless Finally, reboot Windows to ensure that the hook DLL is completely unloaded. macOS First, open the Terminal app and run this command: launchctl unload /Library/LaunchAgents/com.symless.synergy.synergy-service.plist Next, delete the Synergy app from the Applications directory. Now, run these commands to remove the settings. rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/Symless rm -rf ~/Library/Synergy rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.https-symless-com.Synergy.plist Then, run this command to unload the preferences: killall -u $USER cfprefsd Finally, reboot your Mac which will remove the helper tool. Linux First, Remove the Synergy package using your package manager. Finally, run these commands to remove your settings: rm -rf ~/.config/Symless/ rm -rf ~/.synergy/ If you're still having problems, open a new thread and send us your logs. Important: If you haven't spoken to Symless support yet, please open a ticket: https://symless.com/contact/customer-support
  48. 1 point
    Okay, this sounds like a DNS resolution issue to me - let's try a couple tests. With VPN disabled, from your client machine (assuming ICMP is enabled for the external interface of the router): Is nslookup or dig resolving the dynamic DNS name correctly (is it returning your external IP)? Are you able to ping your server via the dynamic DNS name? Are you able to telnet to the server port via the dynamic DNS name? Will Synergy connect if you use the external IP for your server? Is the port forwarding counter increasing on your router when you are attempting the connections?
  49. 1 point
    You actually want split tunneling disabled. When it is enabled, you are creating a link between an unsecured external network and an secured internal network. That is a man-in-the-middle attack waiting to happen. By disabling, you force all traffic through secured and monitored appliances. Yeah, it sucks for people who work from home a lot (like myself), but I think the increased security is worth the hassle...plus I get to come up with creative solutions so I can still work. I get around it by have two systems, one on VPN and one not and using Synergy with SSL enabled to administrate them both simultaneously. If I need to move files between them or print something, I use iDrive (https://www.idrive.com/idrive/deals/pd/dgtlsparks) because I can define a custom 256-bit AES key (I own my data, not true for Google Drive and Dropbox) and then use their Sync service to move the files. Drop a file in a folder on one system and it appears in a folder on my other system.
  50. 1 point
    It takes a little work, but it is possible to use Synergy over VPN without split-tunneling. Here is what I did. 1) Register yourself a free (or paid if you don't want 30-day nags) dynamic DNS address (DDNS) from a place like dynDNS or no-ip 2) Register for the Pro version of Synergy to get that sweet, sweet SSL security. You're going to be opening some pin holes, so best to keep the connection secure while in transit 3) Select a non-default port for Synergy to use - again security precaution From you home network router: 4) Create a DHCP reservation or assign a static IP for your server system 5) Create a port forwarding rule on the router that will forward all traffic destined for the port you determined in step 3 to the IP to determined in step 4 (source should be any IP, any port) From Server system 6) Install Synergy if you haven't already done so, select server, and register your Pro key from step 2 7) On the Settings menu, enter the port number to determined in step 3, check the "Use SSL Security" box and click OK 8) Click Configure Server and then add your client screens as you normally would From home router or server system 9a) If router supports automatic dynamic DNS updates, configure your router to update the address you registered in step 1 so your home external IP is tied to your DDNS address -or- 9b) Install the DNS update client from the service used in step 1 so your home external IP is tied to your DDNS address From your client system(s) 10) Install Synergy and select Client 11) For "Server IP," enter the DDNS address you created in step 1 (don't use auto config) 12) Make sure to set the same port number from step 3 in the Settings screen 13) Watch the magic happen I think that about covers it...