Extended Desktop through Ethernet...

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  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    hello good people, i have a question...


    a while ago i saw a good product, can't find it now...

    it allowed me to network two computers together, so that they could share the same keyboard/mouse, but use their own monitors.


    ie: i have my desktop pc, and my macbook beside it, i would like to be able to mouse my desktop mouse over off the pc screen and onto the macbook while they are connected through ethernet....


    a recommendations?

    thansk,
    r.
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  3. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    omg: that program is such a pain in the butt to use!


    is that all?!?!
     
  4. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    I tried out Synergy and I got it to work. If you want me to post how to get it to work let me know.
     
  5. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    love to! i am presently trying to network between my pc desktop and my macbook running xppro...

    i also want it to work when my macbook is in osx, but i'm more concerned about xppro for now cause i use it for rendering... and the like...


    i get as far as configuring "xi is right of macbookxp" and "macbookxp is left of xi"

    and then i test, on the pc (the server) it says "screen "xi" shape changed....

    and it doesn't work...


    r.
     
  6. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    The host names must be distiguishably different. like the iMac to the left of me is HDC, and this one is SBC. On mac os x when starting anything, type in the --name the_name
    so for the server, which is SBC, I typed in: ./synergys --name SBC -f --config syn.conf -a 192.168.1.14
    and the other one I typed in:
    ./synergyc --name HDC 192.168.1.14
     
  7. Dustintendo macrumors member

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