I'll start off by saying I am not a seasoned Linux user so I am partially command prompt dumb.
I am trying to set up synergy between a Windows 7 computer and a Ubuntu 11.04 computer. I've gotten synergy installed on both computers and have tried multiple versions. Originally I tried 1.4.2 in Windows and 0.9.1 of quicksynergy from the Ubuntu Software center. Both versions installed fine and I set up according to the many setup sites found online. However, there was never a connection.
Next I tried to install the newest version of synergy on the Ubuntu machine. However it would not install. After opening the .deb file and clicking install in the software manager a prompt appeared saying the package was of bad quality. I clicked ignore and install and then got an error:
With that I installed the older 1.3.6 version in Ubuntu and the install completed. I also then installed the 1.3.6 version on the Windows machine, after uninstalling the newer version. Now I have issues on the Windows version. When I try to run the Windows machine as server I get errors or it completely crashes.
I can run the windows computer at the client but it still will not connect to the Ubuntu server.
Truthly, I have no idea what to do to make this work. I've tried adding 24800 port as an exception in my firewall with no change. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
The question has been closed for the following reason "Already a known bug. Please search: http://synergy-foss.org/search/" by nbolton 19 May '11, 04:41
Looks like you're asking a few different questions -- ideally you should ask each question separately. So I shall answer what looks like your main question, and let you post others in your own time.
So, to install Synergy 1.4 on Ubuntu, here's what you need to do: