Synergy

  • Episode 174
  • January 18, 2011
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Robbie teaches us how to share our keyboard and mouse with multiple computers (Linux, Mac or Windows) using the free Synergy Software.

Notes:
When Robbie said "VMT64", he meant "EMT64"... so keep that in mind when you do your searching.
This episode is sponsored in part by: Planet Calypso & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Eric Kidd present in studio, with Hillary Rumball joining us via Skype Video.
  • Viewer Question: I can't login to the Category5.TV chat room, and it says I have to login with Auth mode. What can I do?
  • Getting help from the Freenode NickServ bot.
  • Viewer Question: When I run Windows XP in a VirtualBox session, do I have to run antivirus?
  • Viewer Comment: I'm glad you're enjoying your Pogoplug, Eric!
  • Eric's thoughts about the Pogoplug, and how easy it was to setup.
  • Viewer Question: I'd like to build an Ubuntu 10.10 system to run some virtual machines under VirtualBox. Do you have any recommendations for motherboards?
  • Viewer Question: There is a program called Echolink. Any help?
  • Viewer Comment: wine is required for Echolink.
  • Viewer Comment: I have an i7 920, and virtual machines work very well.
  • Viewer Comment: The Core i3 or i5 are okay for basic virtualization, but the i7 would be best for heavier virtualization.
  • Viewer Question: I can't seem to play any videos on Ubuntu. They have sound, but no video. Can you help?
  • Installing ubuntu-restricted-extras using Synaptic Package Manager.
  • Robbie shows how he can access Backstage Pass with an iPod Touch using a VNC connection.
  • Viewer Question: I have a Fog Project system setup, and moved my installation from CentOS to ubuntu 10.04, and everything seemed okay until I wanted to add computers to the database, and then I get "Failed to create host". I think I lost write access to the database when I moved things over. Any idea what how to tell the permissions on the database?
  • Viewer Question: Is there a software RAID program that works on Windows 7 and Ubuntu?
  • Top stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Viewer Comment: Congratulations on the new web site! I wish you all a happy new year!
  • Feature: Using Synergy to share a single keyboard and mouse with multiple computers.
  • Downloading and installing Synergy as a server to your Windows machine to share its keyboard and mouse with a Linux computer.
  • Finding the hostname of your computer.
  • Configuring Synergy to share your keyboard and mouse between multiple computers.
  • Setting up the positions of your computers with Synergy.
  • Obtaining and installing Synergy for your Linux system (demonstrated on Ubuntu Linux).
  • Obtaining the IP address of your Windows machine from Linux.
  • Connecting your Linux computer (client) to your Windows computer (server) with Synergy.
  • Copying and pasting text from one computer to another using Synergy.
  • Viewer Question: Does Synergy work with FreeBSD or FreeNAS?
  • Viewer Question: Can Synergy handle DirectX (etc) for gaming? What is the latency?
  • Locking your mouse to one computer's screen when using Synergy to allow for gaming.
  • Viewer Question: Can you use Synergy to connect to a computer in another room?
  • How Synergy can help with productivity.
  • Using Synergy to share tasks across multiple computers.
  • Viewer Question: When I boot my Ubuntu system, it says it cannot detect my graphic settings. How do I fix this?
  • [code]xrandr --help[/code]
  • I can't find the information about the Pogoplug.
  • Win a Pogoplug.
  • Robbie reveals a new device that could really step up the quality of Category5.TV.

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Eric Kidd

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