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       synergyc - synergy client


       synergyc  [  --crypto-pass password ] [ -d level | --debug level ] [ --display display ] [
       --daemon | { --no-daemon | -f } ] [ -l log-file | --log log-file ] [ -n name | --name name
       ]  [  --no-tray  ] [ --no-xinitthreads ] [ --restart | { --no-restart | -1 } ] [ --yscroll
       delta ] address

       synergyc  { --help | -h }

       synergyc  --version


       Starts the synergyc mouse/keyboard sharing client.

       This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does
       not have a manual page.


       --crypto-pass password
              use password as the password for authenticating to the synergy server.

       -d level --debug level
              use debugging level level.

              Debug levels are from highest to lowest:  FATAL, ERROR, WARNING, NOTE, INFO, DEBUG,
              DEBUG1, and DEBUG2.  Only  messages  at  or  above  the  given  level  are  logged.
              Messages  are  logged  to  a terminal window when running in the foreground, and to
              syslog when running as a daemon.

       --display display
              connect to the X server at display

              run the client as a daemon.

       -f --no-daemon
              run in client the foreground.

       -l log-file --log log-file
              write log messages to log-file

       -n screen-name --name screen-name
              use screen-name instead of the hostname.

              This option lets the client use a name other than its hostname for its screen. This
              name is used when checking the configuration.

              disable the system tray icon.

              disable Xlib threading support.

              This option may fix some crashing issues with Synergy.

              restart the client automatically if it fails.

       -1 --no-restart
              do not try to restart the client if it fails for some reason.

                 --yscroll delta
              set  the  vertical  scrolling  delta  to  delta.   If this option is not given, the
              default vertical scrolling delta is 120.

       -h --help
              display help and exit.

              display version information and exit.

              address of server.

              address has one of the following forms:

              · hostname

              · hostname:port

       hostname is a hostname or address of a network interface on the server system. port  is  a
       port number from 1 to 65535.  port defaults to 24800.


       Run the client on all computers that aren't the server using the following command line:

       synergyc  -f server-hostname

       Replace server-hostname with the hostname or address of the server system. The `-f' option
       causes synergy to run in the foreground. This option is recommended until you've  verified
       that  the  configuration  works.   If  you  didn't  include  the  system's hostname in the
       configuration file (either as a screen name or an alias) then you'll have to  add  `--name
       screen-name' to the command line, where screen-name is a name in the configuration file.

       The  client should quickly report `connected to server'.  If it does not but doesn't print
       an error and exit immediately then it's trying to connect to the server  but  cannot.   It
       will  time out in 30 seconds and exit (use ctrl+c to exit earlier).  You should check that
       the server is running and is reachable over the network and try again.

       If the client fails and exits it should print an error describing the problem.   Here  are
       typical problems and possible solutions:

       · failed to open screen:

         check permission to open the X display

         check that the DISPLAY environment variable is set

       · already connected:

         check that the synergy client isn't already running

       · refused client:

         add client to the server's configuration file

       · connection failed:

         check server-hostname

         the  server  cannot  open the desired port, stop the program using that port (24800) and
         restart the server

       Once all the clients are running, try moving the mouse to each screen.  Be sure  to  check
       all the configured links.


       Synergy  requires  an  X  server.  That means a server must be running and synergy must be
       authorized to connect to that server.  I recommend to start  the  synergy  client  from  a
       start  script  of  your  desktop  environment  or window manager. The commands should look
       something like this:

       pkill synergyc

       synergyc [ options ] server-hostname

       If you are using GNOME, you can add the synergy client to the  list  of  the  non-session-
       managed  startup  programs.  For  doing  this,  start  the control center, choose `Session
       Properties & Startup' and then `Startup Programs'. Add a new entry with `/usr/bin/synergyc
       server-hostname' as the startup command.

       options must not include `-f' or `--no-daemon'.  It's important to make sure no old copies
       of synergy are running so they can't interfere with the new one.


       The --crypto-pass option uses new cryptography code that is not well-tested, and has  been
       known to contain security flaws.  See the synergys(1) man page, under NETWORK SECURITY and
       BUGS, for a discussion of the security provided and potential alternatives.




       This manual page was written by Daniel Lutz <> for  the  Debian  system.
       Edited by Titus Barik <> and Jeff Licquia <>.

                                           June 2, 2013                               SYNERGYC(1)