After the recommendation of a linux friend, I have begun using synergy to share my mouse and keyboard between the new macbook pro on my desk and the old powerbook two shelves up (I do have to physically switch the DVI cable to see the right computer on my monitor though … DVI switches still cost too much).
On the server (the computer which actually owns the mouse and keyboard), named
Here is my synergy.conf file saved in
section: screens Enfermera.local: AJX.local: end section: links Enfermera.local: right = AJX.local AJX.local: left = Enfermera.local end
Then on this computer (server) I run the command
synergys -f --config ~/.synergy.conf
On the client (the computer not physically or emotionally connected to the mouse and keyboard), named AJX:
I run the command to start listening for mouse and keyboard coming from Enfermera:
synergyc -f Enfermera.local
Note: Another awesome feature of synergy is that your linked computers will share clipboards allowing you to copy from one computer and paste into the other.
Note: I was able to install this on Mac OS X 10.4 and Mac OS X 10.5 (both using
sudo port install synergy), the two operating systems had no problems talking to each other through synergy.