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Hi there,

 

I just purchased Synergy today and after installing I get an error FATAL: unknown screen name `DesktopHome'. I tried uninstalling, deleting the synergy folder, restarting, and reinstalling. I searched the forums and I didn't see anything with an answer. I see other errors about failing to launch, but i'm assuming they have to do with the fatal error. I've copied the log below if anyone has any suggestions. 

 

Thanks,

 

[2017-05-14T15:00:28] INFO: watchdog status: error

[2017-05-14T15:00:30] INFO: starting server

[2017-05-14T15:00:30] INFO: config file: C:/Users/Zybir/AppData/Local/Temp/qt_temp.q12588

[2017-05-14T15:00:30] INFO: log level: INFO

[2017-05-14T15:00:30] INFO: service command updated

[2017-05-14T15:00:31] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:00:31] INFO: activeDesktop:Default

[2017-05-14T15:00:31] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:00:31] INFO: drag and drop enabled

[2017-05-14T15:00:31] FATAL: unknown screen name `DesktopHome'

[2017-05-14T15:00:32] ERROR: failed to launch, error: process immediately stopped

[2017-05-14T15:00:32] INFO: backing off, wait=2s, failures=1

[2017-05-14T15:00:34] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:00:34] INFO: activeDesktop:Default

[2017-05-14T15:00:34] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:00:34] INFO: drag and drop enabled

[2017-05-14T15:00:34] FATAL: unknown screen name `DesktopHome'

[2017-05-14T15:00:35] ERROR: failed to launch, error: process immediately stopped

[2017-05-14T15:00:35] INFO: backing off, wait=4s, failures=2

[2017-05-14T15:00:39] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:00:39] INFO: activeDesktop:Default

[2017-05-14T15:00:39] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:00:39] INFO: drag and drop enabled

[2017-05-14T15:00:39] FATAL: unknown screen name `DesktopHome'

[2017-05-14T15:00:40] ERROR: failed to launch, error: process immediately stopped

[2017-05-14T15:00:40] INFO: backing off, wait=6s, failures=3

[2017-05-14T15:00:46] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:00:46] INFO: activeDesktop:Default

[2017-05-14T15:00:46] ERROR: could not get session id for process id 9656

[2017-05-14T15:00:46] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:00:46] INFO: drag and drop enabled

[2017-05-14T15:00:46] FATAL: unknown screen name `DesktopHome'

[2017-05-14T15:00:47] ERROR: failed to launch, error: process immediately stopped

[2017-05-14T15:00:47] INFO: backing off, wait=8s, failures=4

[2017-05-14T15:00:55] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:00:55] INFO: activeDesktop:Default

[2017-05-14T15:00:55] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:00:55] INFO: drag and drop enabled

[2017-05-14T15:00:55] FATAL: unknown screen name `DesktopHome'

[2017-05-14T15:00:56] ERROR: failed to launch, error: process immediately stopped

[2017-05-14T15:00:56] INFO: backing off, wait=10s, failures=5

[2017-05-14T15:01:06] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:01:06] INFO: activeDesktop:Default

[2017-05-14T15:01:06] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:01:06] INFO: drag and drop enabled

[2017-05-14T15:01:06] FATAL: unknown screen name `DesktopHome'

[2017-05-14T15:01:07] ERROR: failed to launch, error: process immediately stopped

[2017-05-14T15:01:07] INFO: backing off, wait=10s, failures=6

[2017-05-14T15:01:17] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:01:17] INFO: activeDesktop:Default

[2017-05-14T15:01:17] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:01:17] INFO: drag and drop enabled

[2017-05-14T15:01:17] FATAL: unknown screen name `DesktopHome'

[2017-05-14T15:01:18] ERROR: failed to launch, error: process immediately stopped

[2017-05-14T15:01:18] INFO: backing off, wait=10s, failures=7

[2017-05-14T15:01:28] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:01:28] INFO: activeDesktop:Default

[2017-05-14T15:01:28] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:01:28] INFO: drag and drop enabled

[2017-05-14T15:01:28] FATAL: unknown screen name `DesktopHome'

[2017-05-14T15:01:29] ERROR: failed to launch, error: process immediately stopped

[2017-05-14T15:01:29] INFO: backing off, wait=10s, failures=8

[2017-05-14T15:01:39] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:01:39] INFO: activeDesktop:Default

[2017-05-14T15:01:39] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:01:39] INFO: drag and drop enabled

[2017-05-14T15:01:39] FATAL: unknown screen name `DesktopHome'

[2017-05-14T15:01:40] ERROR: failed to launch, error: process immediately stopped

[2017-05-14T15:01:40] INFO: backing off, wait=10s, failures=9

[2017-05-14T15:01:50] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:01:50] INFO: activeDesktop:Default

[2017-05-14T15:01:50] ERROR: could not get session id for process id 9596

[2017-05-14T15:01:50] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:01:50] INFO: drag and drop enabled

[2017-05-14T15:01:50] FATAL: unknown screen name `DesktopHome'

[2017-05-14T15:01:51] ERROR: failed to launch, error: process immediately stopped

[2017-05-14T15:01:51] INFO: backing off, wait=10s, failures=10

[2017-05-14T15:02:01] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:02:01] INFO: activeDesktop:Default

[2017-05-14T15:02:01] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:02:01] INFO: drag and drop enabled

[2017-05-14T15:02:01] FATAL: unknown screen name `DesktopHome'

[2017-05-14T15:02:02] ERROR: failed to launch, error: process immediately stopped

[2017-05-14T15:02:02] INFO: backing off, wait=10s, failures=11

[2017-05-14T15:02:12] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:02:12] INFO: activeDesktop:Default

[2017-05-14T15:02:12] INFO: starting new process

[2017-05-14T15:02:12] INFO: drag and drop enabled

[2017-05-14T15:02:12] FATAL: unknown screen name `DesktopHome'

[2017-05-14T15:02:13] ERROR: failed to launch, error: process immediately stopped

[2017-05-14T15:02:13] INFO: backing off, wait=10s, failures=12

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My setup isa bit overwhelming at times so I started removing things that I thought could cause interference. It appears that the issue was being caused by a second wifi router connected in my network setup. My MacBook was connecting to that one and my PC is connected via ethernet to the main router. After I took the second router out of the picture it worked fine.

Thank you for the reply though.

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Paul Suarez
17 hours ago, zybir said:

My setup isa bit overwhelming at times so I started removing things that I thought could cause interference. It appears that the issue was being caused by a second wifi router connected in my network setup. My MacBook was connecting to that one and my PC is connected via ethernet to the main router. After I took the second router out of the picture it worked fine.

Thank you for the reply though.

Thanks for the update @zybir:)

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