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I've been using Synergy for some time now to sync an Ubuntu machine and a Windows XP box, and it works really great. The one issue that still lingers is that I can't get the two machines to sync their screensaver locking. Meaning, I would like that when the Linux box's screensaver is activate or deactivated, the Windows machine's screensaver follows suit. I've tried uninstalling the Gnome screen saver and also tried a different session altogether (e.g. xfce), but nothing seems to work. I've attached my configuration bellow.

What else can I try?

Thank you

section: screens
   linux-box:
   windows-box:
end

section: links
   linux-box:
       left = windows-box
   windows-box:
       right = linux-box
end

section: options
   screenSaverSync = true
end
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You can't unlock a Windows screensaver programmatically; if that was your question. You can lock them, however. –  Nathan Adams Aug 10 '10 at 3:29

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Based on past experience this is caused by the use of gnome-screensaver. I have run into similar issues with screensaver syncing (from linux to linux), I was able to rectify this by installing and configuring xscreensaver on the systems in question. Additionally there seems to be an open enhancement request already posted to the synergy+ code group.

http://code.google.com/p/synergy-plus/issues/detail?id=112

My recommendation: Install xscreensaver on the linux system and see if that clears up the problems.

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Your question is unclear. The screen savers sync and you don't want them to?

How about:

section: options
   screenSaverSync = false
end
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Sorry, I meant that I would like them to sync and they do not (I've updated the question). –  oneself Jun 5 '10 at 14:40

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