I've been trying for a while now to get synergy to work between an ubuntu machine and windows 7 machine, I've tried every walkthrough I can find and I still have no luck. I'm running ubuntu 11.04 and windows 7 home premium 64 bit connected to a belkin wireless router. If any more information is needed I'll be happy to post it.
Have you try contacting synergy for help or reinstall synergy. Can you access internet? If yes means there is nothing wrong with your router but something wrong with the software or your computer. Is your laptops firewall blocking the connection?
I've had no reply from synergy after emailing them a few weeks ago and posting on their forums, I've tried reinstalling synergy more times than I can remember using lots of versions, and I've turned off every single firewall I can find, and still nothing. I can access the internet fine on both computers. Every solution to similar problems I can find on the internet leads to a dead end.
When you try to open Synergy, what kind of error does it show up (if any)?
I think Synergy will not work with Ubuntu anyway (looked at their homepage and got no linux name to appear). It most probably software/driver conflict in Windows 7 itself that render the software not responding
It doesn't show any error messages, it opens fine on both computers but it just doesn't do what it should - that's the puzzling part. It definitely should work with ubuntu, it's in the ubuntu software repository and an ubuntu/debian version is downloadable from their website.
Ubuntu Release 11.04 (natty) Kernel Linux 2.6.38-10-generic GNOME 2.32.1
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 Installation Date: 13 July 2010, 10:27 Windows Security Center User Account Control (UAC) Enabled Notify level 2 - Default Firewall Disabled Windows Update AutoUpdate Download Automatically and Install at Set Scheduled time Schedule Frequency Every day Schedule Time 3 am Windows Defender Windows Defender Disabled Antivirus Antivirus Enabled Company Name Symantec Display Name Norton Internet Security Product Version Unknown TimeZone TimeZone GMT TimeZone GMT 0 Hours Language English Country United Kingdom Currency £ Date Format dd/MM/yyyy Time Format HH:mm:ss Power Profile Active power scheme Home/Office Desk Hibernation Enabled