Thursday, March 12, 2009

Setting up Synergy Client Mac OS X

So I just got a new macbook at work to replace my windows laptop. I was using synergy client on my windows laptop to share my keyboard and mouse with my Linux box. I did a bunch of searching and patched together a way to start synergyc client on the login screen and also when I login to my desktop. You have to setup a Launchd plist for synergy.
I looked at this post for a starting point.
and Then

Below is the launchd plist file. Change the hostname and host identifier in the command line.

<plist version="1.0">

make sure you do the following.
sudo mkdir -p /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools
sudo chown root:wheel /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools
sudo cp synergyc /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/
sudo chown root:wheel /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/synergyc
cp the above plist to /Library/LaunchAgents
sudo chown root:wheel the plist file.
sudo chmod 755 the plist file.

Then reboot and enjoy.