I'm struggling with a really annoying synergy problem. I can start the server (Windows 7) no problem, and have installed synergy on the client (MacOS 10.7). When I start the client it picks up a name that I'd used for this machine in an earlier setup, and this is the name synergy presents to the server. The name is defunct (it applied to the DNS entry for the Mac in my previous job), and I'd like to change it. I can't find out where this information is being set on the Mac. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
If I start synergyc from the command line, I can specify the name for the client manually, but don't know where it's stored in a config file......
Okay - so perhaps I should have looked a bit closer. I'm still not sure where the synergy software picked it up from but the client name is listed under Synergy -> Preferences -> Advanced settings -> Screen name.
As soon as I changed this to match the client screen name I'd chosen on the server side, the connection sprang into life and all was well.
Things to note - I didn't realise initially that you had to specify the client on the server side by adding a screen to the 4 x 4 grid, the names MUST match - even if you specify IP addresses explicitly for the client and server, it is the screen name that seems to take precedence.
Hope this helps someone.
answered 02 Sep '12, 11:37