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Why does Synergy 2 require root privileges?


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Using the included systemd service file, the synergy server thing runs as root, and crashes when it's run as a user service. Shouldn't it be run as the local user, or at the very least, it's own system user with limited privileges?

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My guess is that you'd need either root access or a dedicated kernel module "bridge" in order to reliably emulate the input into the client system or capture the input from the server system.

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