Artical Proposal - Barriers

Good Morning,

I would like to do an article on Barrier (GitHub - debauchee/barrier: Open-source KVM software) is a virtual KVM that works on windows, mac and linux and is a open source fork of synergy (Synergy - Share one mouse & keyboard across computers | Keyboard mouse monitor switch). I would like to do it similar to the following.

  • Introduction
  • How I use it
  • having to use xorg over wayland for current support.
  • selecting xorg at login.
  • basic setup Fedora 34 hosting with Windows 10 client
  • conclusion

Any feedback or recommendations? Thank you

Sounds good to me. +1 :slight_smile:

+1 from me. I’ve created Taiga card #353 to track this article.

Thanks. :slight_smile:

Good idea, I like Barrier. Just between different alias older Linux versions it is difficult to make it work.
So some troubleshooting advice’s would be nice.

One thing that should be made clear — the distinction between “KVM” meaning “keyboard, video, mouse” and the KVM native virtualization solution.

I guess you’re right about the potential confusion, but my first thought when someone mentions KVM is not “Keybord, Video, and Mouse”. Just saying.

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May be a matter of how long you’ve been using computers. The alternate meaning is always in my head when I see KVM and I have to look for context to clarify which is intended. :-/

Right, exactly — not my first thought either, but that’s what’s meant here.

@ilikelinux I’m not sure I know what issues you are referencing about “between different alias older Linux versions”. I’m aware you need to have an alias and enter the IP to get it working. And the Scroll Screen issue that locks you to one screen.

I had troubles to use Barrier between different Linux versions. As long as the Barrier version was same on both systems i could use it. If I used it on Debian based Linux and a Fedora for example, it not worked because of being different Versions.

Thank you, I will make a note of that.