I have a windows 7 server and a Lion client. Everything works perfectly, I have the mac client set to startup on boot and on user login, no issues there. My problem comes when the screensaver starts on the mac client. If the screensaver comes up I can still move the mouse around but the screensaver never goes away and I have to reboot. I've tried the forcequit shortcut to kill the screensaver but nothing comes up. I can f11 to the workspace but cant get to my desktop. This only happens when the synergy client is connected. I can use either either keyboard or mouse (local or server) to move around and press f11.
Any ideas? Anyone seen this before?
asked 25 Jan '12, 12:00
What I do is run synergyc in INFO logging mode and have the shell monitor the output for the keyword 'entering'. When I move the mouse pointer over to the mac screen, synergy writes 'entering screen' to the logfile and within a second calls
1) Compile the Short c++ utility program from Yataka Tsutano to wake the mac screen via the command line. place binary in
2) start Synergy with /Applications/Synergy.app/Contents/MacOS/synergyc -f -d INFO -l /tmp/synergy_info.log -n myclient_hostname 192.168.1.100:24800
3) run shell script to monitor last line of /tmp/synergy_info.log while [ 1 ]; do test ! -z "`tail -1 /tmp/synergy_info.log | grep -i entering`" && ~/bin/osxp wake; sleep 1; done
answered 22 Apr, 10:59
I'm having the exact same problem. What I do as a workaround is I downloaded an app from the app store called Lock Me Now, which is free and allows to have a shortcut to lock the computer, so when this happens I have to lock the machine (synergy connection is lost) then connect my keyboard to the mac and login again. It is still a pain but at least you don't lose everything for rebooting
answered 16 Feb '12, 14:38
I have the same problem with a linux server and the mac client. What sometimes works is if I ssh into the mac from the linux host and kill the ScreenSaver process:
Although lately this has not been working. In fact the Finder and most other running apps die and I have to reboot.
answered 19 Jun '12, 11:57