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The executable ... could not be started, although it does exist.

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Hi,
first of all thank you for developing this product, it's very good. I have been using Synergy for a couple of weeks now and today I got this error message saying: "The executable /Applications/Synergy.app/Contents/MacOS/synergys could not be successfully started, although it does exist. Please check if you have sufficient permissions to run this program." Until now everything worked fine. I haven't changed anything - neither in the Synergy config nor in my Mac's system/security configs. I googled the problem but I only found a closed GitHub issue from you, where no actual solution is provided. Could you please help me out? I already re-installed the application, it didn't do anything - my assumption is that I'd have to delete the config file itself so that a clean install would re-create a (hopefully) working one. FYI on my Windows machine (I use it as the client part) everything works perfectly meaning it listens to a server without error. I hope you can help me with this problem. :)

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Kind Regards,
Daniel

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@Paul Suarez I bought and downloaded the product one week ago. As I noticed the error today (yesterday it worked flawlessly), I removed it and downloaded again from your homepage. My "About Synergy" below:

 

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Maybe I should manually set read and write permissions on the synergys executable using "chmod"? 

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I've just uninstalled the old and installed the mentioned version and rebooted my Mac. I'm still getting the same error on initialization. :(

Should I try and delete the config files manually, so that a new installation would re-create it? As you know, uninstalling a program on Mac doesn't automatically delete config files stored in a completely different directory. (Just trying to figure it out on my own...)

 

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Thanks! This solved the issue, I can successfully connect to my Windows PC. However, I also get the "WARNING: unknown quartz event type: 0x1d" message constantly spammed on server side as described in the GitHub issue. Not that it bothers me at the moment, but I wanted to let you know. Thank you for the help! :)

For anyone out there who might stumble across this thread, here's the solution:

  • Exit Synergy
  • Open Terminal
  • "rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.http-symless-com.Synergy.plist" then hit Enter
  • "rm -rf ~/Library/Synergy/" Enter
  • "killall -u $USER cfprefsd" and again Enter
  • Restart Synergy

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