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Windows 7: Synergy?

05 Nov 2009   #21
JRHelgeson

 
 

Okay, so which one of the machines/os' listed are you using as your master?


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05 Nov 2009   #22
dragotron

 
 

Here's my vote for Input Director... after running Synnergy for a few weeks im VERY glad I found ID... its faster, more stable and way better at linking up my computers "behind the scenes".
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05 Nov 2009   #23
JRHelgeson

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dragotron View Post
Here's my vote for Input Director... after running Synnergy for a few weeks im VERY glad I found ID... its faster, more stable and way better at linking up my computers "behind the scenes".
I tend to agree with you. ID is very nice and I would use it in a heartbeat if it would only recognize the monitor configurations I have.

Tis very sad.
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06 Nov 2009   #24
DIFEASTER

W7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JRHelgeson View Post
Okay, so which one of the machines/os' listed are you using as your master?
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 is the master.

Another tip; check in ADVANCED settings that each screen has a different name and that the ports are the SAME (I have 24800). INTERFACE is BLANK.

Cheers
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06 Nov 2009   #25
JRHelgeson

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DIFEASTER View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JRHelgeson View Post
Okay, so which one of the machines/os' listed are you using as your master?
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 is the master.

Another tip; check in ADVANCED settings that each screen has a different name and that the ports are the SAME (I have 24800). INTERFACE is BLANK.

Cheers
Thanks for the tip... I must now hang my head in shame! I had a value in place for the slave laptop... it worked previously. It works now.
Windows 7 x64 as the master, x32 win7 as the slave.

Joel
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20 Jan 2010   #26
tenrec

Windows 7 64bit, openSUSE 11.2 (server)
 
 

Has anyone had problems getting Synergy to work with SUSE or any other linux os? I'm using Win7 64bit as the server and my openSUSE desktop as the client on my home network and I cant get the client to connect. I thought it was windows fire wall, but I opened the default incoming port (24800 I think) and tried just turning off the firewall completely to no avail. The command line in suse terminal keeps telling me that its unable to establish a connection to the server IP or that its timing out. It may be unrelated, but I've been unable to get vnc working 100% either. I considered just buying a KVM switch, but it bugs me I can't get this to going. Any ideas?

Thanks,

-Ten
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25 Jan 2010   #27
bluegrey

win 7
 
 

Synergy seems to be running fine here using Win 7 Home Premium on server and client. Only installed it around 30 mins ago.
I already had big problems when trying to get it up and running with both computers on Win XP Pro earlier today. The problem was that the client couldn't recognise the server. This was solved by using the server's IP address rather than computer name.
Fixed the problem in XP - armed with this basic information, I tried it in '7 and it works. Both computers are "linked" within a few seconds of startup.
I am new to Synergy so don't know if other problems will surface - I'm not holding my breath - but if anyone is struggling, try changing name to IP address as described above

HTH
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26 Jan 2010   #28
hdmi

8.1 x64
 
 

Input Director isn't multi platform. Apart from that, it's the best available thing and it never lags, not even on a virtual WiFi hotspot using 'Connectify' which is freeware for Windows 7. I'm now trying to figure out how to make it automatically send a Wake-on-LAN (WoL) / Wake-on-WLAN (WoWLAN) magic packet to slave systems that have entered sleep mode, upon trying to switch mouse and keyboard to them.
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24 Apr 2010   #29
kaulupoe

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JRHelgeson View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by retsnom View Post
Hello. Has anyone tried using Synergy? I'm trying to share my desktop's keyboard and mouse with my laptop, which are both running Windows 7. My laptop reports that it is connected to my desktop, however my desktop just says "Waiting for clients..." and nothing happens.

Thanks for reading.
I'm having the same problems with Windows 7. Synergy flat out does not work with Windows 7 x64 bit version.

I've been using Synergy for years, it is the only package that will permit me to configure my monitors to work. I have 4 monitors mounted 2x2 or :: (each dot=monitor)
To the left of my quad setup, I have a landscape rotated monitor that is attached to my laptop below it, so it is:
;::

I've used Synergy to map the left side of the monitor to go to the right side of the laptop and its extended display. Input director does not work because it wants all your monitors to be configured in a straight line.. so when I scroll back to my destop quad monitor, my cursor appears on the rightmost monitor, instead of scrolling back in from the left.

Synergy works with 32bit Windows 7. I used it for months using my desktop running vista 32 as the master.

Once I reinstalled a clean copy of Win7 ultimate x64, synergy will not work, period.

I have disabled the firewall on both machines. Tried running it in admin mode, then as compatible for Windows xp SP2, no avail. It simply will not talk.

I just wanted to add my 2 cents, and hopefully figure out if anyone gets an answer.

I think I may have found the issue. I have synergy working now, after days of searching!

I had the exact same problem, Synergy worked fine on XP 32 but with win 7 ultimate 64 bit all I got was the "waiting for clients..." message. I tried every suggestion I could find from this thread and others. Firewall - off and on, Run as admin - off and on, Ports configured correctly, compatibility mode xp etc etc. After several days of playing with it, I finally stumbled on a couple things that made the difference.

First I had to download the CORRECT Synergy application, it's an easy mistake to make, Synergy won't work with Win 7, BUT Synergy-Plus will and it's found on a different webpage entirely. Google "synergy-plus", it's the first result synergy-plus - Project Hosting on Google Code - Choose the 64 bit Synergy-plus (1.3.5-rc-Windows-x64.exe) download and install over your existing Synergy application, it will save your config settings. Run the app, it may still look like it is not working giving the same "waiting for clients" message, like it did for me. Now, click the synergy icon, the main application dialog box comes up, click the "AutoStart" button and choose "When You Log In" instead of "When Computer Starts". Start the app then reboot and it should work fine.

I am now able to run Synergy on Win 7 ultimate 64 bit as server, which has 4 monitors of it's own, and I connect to 4 slave systems, 3 of which are XP 32 bit, and another win 7 Ultimate 64 bit system with dual monitors (total of 9 monitors and 5 keyboards all being controlled by Synergy+). Clipboard is shared and everything works as it did when this machine was XP 32.

Additional notes on settings:
-I did forward ports for Synergy but a friend who had the same issue issue didn't and he's running fine.
-I have UAC turned off, annoying pos!
-I have windows firewall turned on
-I run Synergy as administrator but it seems to work without it being admin
-I don't run Synergy in compatibility mode

Basically it runs without any special tweaks, as long as you have the right version and you have it run when you login instead of when your computer starts.

Hope it helps
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28 Apr 2010   #30
JohnQ

Windows 7
 
 
Updated version of Input Director - v1.2.2

Hi JRHelgeson,

A new version of Input Director was released a couple of months ago that supports more flexible monitors setups (e.g. 2x2 monitors on a single system).

Regs,

John.
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