This is just a quick guide for those of you who also use both Mac and Ubuntu (or really any flavor of Linux) side by side. If you’re not already familiar with Synergy, it’s a small application that connects your mouse and keyboard to one or more machines for a more continuous experience.
Mac and Linux use a graphical front-end for Synergy known as QuickSynergy. Here’s how to get it configured for use between Mac and Ubuntu…
You can find the hostnames to use simply by opening a Terminal window, or if you’re unsure still, simply type hostname and press enter.
Connecting the Two
After selecting the system you’d like to share, configure the Use or Share tab as necessary similar to the examples below:
After configuring Synergy/QuickSynergy you’re all set to start making your life easier!