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How to remotely install Synergy on a Raspberry Pi?

If you don’t have a keyboard and mouse but only a screen, you might need to install Synergy remotely on a Raspberry Pi via SSH.

These are the steps to follow to install Synergy remotely on a Raspberry Pi:

  1. Download Synergy and rename the installer file to synergy.deb

> rename download to synergy.deb

  1. Transfer the file to your Pi (example: 192.168.1.15):

> pscp synergy.deb [email protected]

  1. Once the file has been transferred to your Pi, do this:

> sudo apt install ./synergy.deb

> sudo mkdir -p ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE

> sudo touch ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE/autostart

> sudo nano ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE/autostart:

> ~/.startsynergy.sh

 

sudo nano ~/.startsynergy.sh:

#!/bin/bash

 

killall synergyc

sleep 1

synergyc --name pi 192.168.1.15

exit 0

 

sudo chmod 777 ~/.startsynergy.sh

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