Synergy client on BBB

I already send a request on the BeagleBone google group :!topic/beaglebone/OZdT-Mv40hc

Perhaps the BeagleBoard google group is more active.

There are about 300 people on that list and 6300 on this one. So based on those numbers, this one is a little more active.


I have two ideas.

  1. It may be a version problem. I’m running v1.4.12 on my deskstop and it doesn’t seem to like v1.3.8 on the bone.

  2. I used to have trouble ssh’ing into my Beagle and starting synergy. I have to attach a display and start it from there.


Sure Gerald. I don’t understand why there is 2 google groups.

I’m sorry Mark, i didn’t understand your reply.
Did you make Synergy working ?

As I understand, you start synergy server with SSH without screen plugged and then plug the screen.

Does is it on BBB with Angstrom ?

This is the official group. Some people felt it would be less confusing to have a group that was just BeagleBone. So they started one.


I had synergy working the the past, but recently I’ve been unsuccessful in getting it to work with the BBB. I’m guessing if opkg installed the current version it might work.


I don’t feel it’s a synergy problem but a X window problem.

It’s seems the error message “X Error of failed request” come from the X server. Like if the current window can’t be acceded.

I think i’m having the same issue here:

X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 53 (X_CreatePixmap)
Value in failed request: 0x0
Serial number of failed request: 12
Current serial number in output stream: 13
2013-07-08T03:05:20 INFO: Synergy 1.3.8 Client on Linux 3.8.13 #1 SMP Tue Jun 18 02:11:09 EDT 2013 armv7l
2013-07-08T03:05:20 DEBUG1: starting client
2013-07-08T03:05:20 DEBUG: XOpenDisplay(":0")
2013-07-08T03:05:20 DEBUG1: thread 0x00000002 entry

---- Little bit of backstory ----

cat /etc/xdg/autostart/synergy_client.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
GenericName=Synergy Client

cat /usr/bin/start-synergy-client

synergyc --debug DEBUG2 --no-daemon X.X.X.X > /var/log/synergyc.log 2>&1 &

Any one have an idea what could be going on?