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Ted Harold

Synergy Server on Linux Installation Failure [SOLVED]

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Hi, Guys.

 

Trying to get Synergy 1.8.7 up and running on multiple platforms.

 

Although experienced with Windows systems, I am admittedly a "noob" with Linux (Mint 18.1 Cinnamon). I have two PCs each have Windows 10 and Linux Mint 18.1 installed (Dual boot via Grub2 installed on separate HDDs). My objective is to use PC1 (see sys info below) as Synergy Server on Linux while being able to work with PC2 running Windows 10 Pro.

 

PROBLEM:

 

Synergy version 1.8.7 error (see also error log below) in Linux:

 

"The executable /usr/bin/synergys could not be successfully started. Please

check if you have sufficient permission to run this program."

 

BACKGROUND

 

1.8.7 successfully installed in both server and client modes on Windows PCs first. I then booted PC2 into Linux, installed 1.8.7 and controlled it via Synergy 1.8.7 from Windows PC1. The problem occurred when I attempted to install 1.8.7 as a Synergy server on Linux.

 

n.b., Synergy v1.6.2 (repository version) works when both server and client are running Linux - non ssl.

 

TROUBLESHOOTING HISTORY

 

(1) Enabled firewall access on Linux.

(2) Disabled ssl

(3) Uninstalled Synergy on both Linux client and server. Then reinstalled, Server first, on Linux.

(4) Checked that Scroll Lock key is not enabled.

 

Any suggestions?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having some difficulty getting system to accept uploaded attachments so I'll provide attachment info below.

 

Computer: PC1 (always configured as server)

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 (Haswell-DT Refresh, C0)

3600 MHz (36.00x100.0) @ 4000 MHz (40.00x100.0)

Motherboard: ASUS Z97-A

Chipset: Intel Z97

Memory: 16384 MBytes @ 800 MHz, 9-9-9-24

- 8192 MB PC12800 DDR3 SDRAM - Corsair CMY16GX3M2A1600C9

- 8192 MB PC12800 DDR3 SDRAM - Corsair CMY16GX3M2A1600C9

Graphics: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870

AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2048 MB GDDR5 SDRAM

Drive: Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series, 125.0 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s

Drive: ST32000641AS, 1953.5 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s

Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST i, DVD+R DL

Sound: Intel 9-series Chipset - High Definition Audio Controller [A0]

Sound: ATI/AMD Verde/Heathrow/Chelsea - High Definition Audio Controller

Network: Intel Ethernet Connection I218-V

OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (x64) Build 14393.693 (RS1)

 

ERROR LOG

 

synergys: no configuration available

[2017-02-24T00:22:16] ERROR: cannot read configuration "/tmp/qt_temp.yS2277": read error: line 27: alias "PC2" is already used

[2017-02-24T00:22:16] ERROR: process exited with error code: 4

[2017-02-24T00:22:16] INFO: detected process not running, auto restarting

[2017-02-24T00:22:16] DEBUG: starting process

[2017-02-24T00:22:16] INFO: starting server

[2017-02-24T00:22:16] INFO: command: /usr/bin/synergys -f --no-tray --debug DEBUG1 --name ted-all-series --log /var/log/synergy.log -c /tmp/qt_temp.dU2277 --address :24800 --serial-key REMOVED BY USER

[2017-02-24T00:22:16] INFO: config file: /tmp/qt_temp.Th2277

[2017-02-24T00:22:16] INFO: log level: DEBUG1

[2017-02-24T00:22:16] INFO: log file: /var/log/synergy.log

[2017-02-24T00:22:16] DEBUG1: logging to file (/var/log/synergy.log) enabled

[2017-02-24T00:22:16] DEBUG: opening configuration "/tmp/qt_temp.dU2277"

synergys: no configuration available

[2017-02-24T00:22:16] ERROR: cannot read configuration "/tmp/qt_temp.dU2277": read error: line 27: alias "PC2" is already used

[2017-02-24T00:22:16] ERROR: process exited with error code: 4

[2017-02-24T00:22:16] INFO: detected process not running, auto restarting

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] DEBUG: starting process

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] INFO: starting server

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] INFO: command: /usr/bin/synergys -f --no-tray --debug DEBUG1 --name ted-all-series --log /var/log/synergy.log -c /tmp/qt_temp.Oa2277 --address :24800 --serial-key REMOVED BY USER

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] INFO: config file: /tmp/qt_temp.YE2277

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] INFO: log level: DEBUG1

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] INFO: log file: /var/log/synergy.log

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] DEBUG: starting process

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] INFO: starting server

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] INFO: command: /usr/bin/synergys -f --no-tray --debug DEBUG1 --name ted-all-series --log /var/log/synergy.log -c /tmp/qt_temp.iV2277 --address :24800 --serial-key REMOVED BY USER

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] INFO: config file: /tmp/qt_temp.Zu2277

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] INFO: log level: DEBUG1

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] INFO: log file: /var/log/synergy.log

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] ERROR: process exited with error code: 4

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] INFO: detected process not running, auto restarting

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] DEBUG1: logging to file (/var/log/synergy.log) enabled

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] DEBUG: opening configuration "/tmp/qt_temp.iV2277"

synergys: no configuration available

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] ERROR: cannot read configuration "/tmp/qt_temp.iV2277": read error: line 27: alias "PC2" is already used

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] ERROR: process exited with error code: 4

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] INFO: detected process not running, auto restarting

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] DEBUG: starting process

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] INFO: starting server

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] INFO: command: /usr/bin/synergys -f --no-tray --debug DEBUG1 --name ted-all-series --log /var/log/synergy.log -c /tmp/qt_temp.NE2277 --address :24800 --serial-key REMOVED BY USER

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] INFO: config file: /tmp/qt_temp.Ec2277

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] INFO: log level: DEBUG1

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] INFO: log file: /var/log/synergy.log

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] DEBUG1: logging to file (/var/log/synergy.log) enabled

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] DEBUG: opening configuration "/tmp/qt_temp.NE2277"

synergys: no configuration available

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] ERROR: cannot read configuration "/tmp/qt_temp.NE2277": read error: line 27: alias "PC2" is already used

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] ERROR: process exited with error code: 4

[2017-02-24T00:22:17] INFO: detected process not running, auto restarting

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] DEBUG: starting process

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] INFO: starting server

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] INFO: command: /usr/bin/synergys -f --no-tray --debug DEBUG1 --name ted-all-series --log /var/log/synergy.log -c /tmp/qt_temp.Nl2277 --address :24800 --serial-key REMOVED BY USER

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] INFO: config file: /tmp/qt_temp.Hz2277

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] INFO: log level: DEBUG1

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] INFO: log file: /var/log/synergy.log

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] DEBUG: starting process

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] INFO: starting server

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] INFO: command: /usr/bin/synergys -f --no-tray --debug DEBUG1 --name ted-all-series --log /var/log/synergy.log -c /tmp/qt_temp.jP2277 --address :24800 --serial-key REMOVED BY USER

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] INFO: config file: /tmp/qt_temp.cn2277

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] INFO: log level: DEBUG1

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] INFO: log file: /var/log/synergy.log

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] ERROR: process exited with error code: 4

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] INFO: detected process not running, auto restarting

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] DEBUG1: logging to file (/var/log/synergy.log) enabled

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] DEBUG: opening configuration "/tmp/qt_temp.jP2277"

synergys: no configuration available

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] ERROR: cannot read configuration "/tmp/qt_temp.jP2277": read error: line 27: alias "PC2" is already used

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] ERROR: process exited with error code: 4

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] INFO: detected process not running, auto restarting

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] DEBUG: starting process

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] INFO: starting server

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] INFO: command: /usr/bin/synergys -f --no-tray --debug DEBUG1 --name ted-all-series --log /var/log/synergy.log -c /tmp/qt_temp.Sb2277 --address :24800 --serial-key

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] INFO: config file: /tmp/qt_temp.kj2277

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] INFO: log level: DEBUG1

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] INFO: log file: /var/log/synergy.log

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] DEBUG1: logging to file (/var/log/synergy.log) enabled

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] DEBUG: opening configuration "/tmp/qt_temp.Sb2277"

synergys: no configuration available

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] ERROR: cannot read configuration "/tmp/qt_temp.Sb2277": read error: line 27: alias "PC2" is already used

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] ERROR: process exited with error code: 4

[2017-02-24T00:22:18] INFO: detected process not running, auto restarting

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As I mentioned, I'm new to Linux so this workaround may be imperfect but at least everything is working.

 

First, I installed v1.8.8 rc1 on all machines. Then, I used command gksudo synergy to start synergy on the Linux Synergy server. Finally, I created a desktop shortcut from /bin/share/applications for synergy.

 

I edited the command line in the shortcut to EXEC=gksudo synergy. Now when I start Linux on the server I click on the shortcut, enter my password, and click Start on the Synergy server setup page and it works.

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