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Old 06-04-2016, 12:46 AM   #1
Red Squirrel
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Synergy client keeps losing connectivity

I have two Raspberry Pis that drive the two side monitors and I have Synergy setup so I can move the mouse across. Problem is, every now and then they lose connectivity, this is really annoying because I then have to SSH in and restart the client. Why does it do this, and is there a way I can make it stop? There is a --restart option, but it does not seem to work. It does not actually restart. What's weird is when it happens, it happens to both. The server itself sometimes dies too, I have to do a kill -9, nothing else works.

It seems to trigger when it's been a while since the side monitors were used, and will happen when I go to use one of them, any typing I do will be really slow, then they just both die. Really annoying. I then have to screw around trying to get all the services restarted on all 3 machines. I could write a watchdog script, but since the service actually stays up (it just stops working) there is not really an easy way to detect that it died.

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Old 06-08-2016, 01:24 PM   #2
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According to the synergy forums, where a similar problem was recently resolved, it may have to do with an out of date plugin in your synergy directory. They (the posters on the forum) included a surprising amount of technical data both on the event....

[2015-09-29T09:40:54] NOTE: connecting to '':
[2015-09-29T09:40:54] WARNING: failed to connect to server: Connection refused
[2015-09-29T09:40:55] NOTE: connecting to '':
[2015-09-29T09:40:55] NOTE: connected to server
[2015-09-29T10:41:19] NOTE: server is dead
which on its face, looks like a replay of your issue.
Old 06-16-2016, 06:17 PM   #3
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That does seem to be what's happening. Quite annoying. I just installed this not too long ago though so it's latest. Where would I find the logs to confirm if that's really what's happening?


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