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How to make a linux desktop and mac notebook share keyboard/mouse?

How to make a linux desktop and mac notebook share keyboard/mouse?

I installed Synergy server onto my Linux system, and installed Synergykm on to my Mac. When I try to connect with Synergykm from my Mac to my Linux system, it always fails to connect.

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Guest [Entry]

"Synergy

One of the best apps ever."
Guest [Entry]

"I use synergy every day to connect between my Linux machine and my MacBook Pro laptop.

Run synergys on the Linux box.
Run synergyc on the Mac machine.

Works like a dream."
"I use synergy every day to connect between my Linux machine and my MacBook Pro laptop.

Run synergys on the Linux box.
Run synergyc on the Mac machine.

Works like a dream."
Guest [Entry]

"Had the same problem.

On Linux I needed to add the Mac's hostname (without the .local for Snow Leopard user's) and IP to the /etc/hosts (This path might change based on your OS) file so I could ping the Mac from my Linux box."
Guest [Entry]

I had a similar issue and the same error message. I was able to use the Mac as a server and the Linux box as a client, but not the other way around. The way I fixed it was to open port 24800 on the firewall of the Linux box. One way to check that the port is open is to telnet from the Mac using telnet server_IP 24800