I have a CentOS box and a Windows XP box I wanted to be able to easily switch between. Instead of using a KVM switch I decided to use Synergy to switch between two monitors.
To setup Synergy I first installed it on CentOS from the EPEL repo:
For reference my systems are:
despina=CentOS Box (replace xp and despina with your system names)
Once Synergy is installed you must configure it. First edit
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This tells Synergy that to access my Windows XP system, move the mouse off the right side of the screen on my CentOS system.
To make Synergy start at bootup I added the following to my
This tells Synergy to connect to my Windows XP system at startup. I also wanted to have Synergy start at the very initial login page, to do that I had to do the following:
/etc/gdm/Init/Default and add the following line at the very end but before exit 0 line:
Now add the following to the very top (after the #!/bin/sh line) of the
Now to configure my Windows XP system. I simply downloaded and installed from http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/
Once it was installed I hit the Configure button and setup my screens as follows:
And that’s it. I can now move between systems simply by moving my mouse to the edge of the screen.