I am using synergy to share my mouse and keyboard from a Windows 7 x64 server to a Mac OSX Mavericks client. Both machines are using the latest (1.4.17) version as of today.
I can connect fine, the mouse works, and the numpad works. However, pressing a normal key (for example, the "A" key) does nothing.
Enabling DEBUG1 on the client shows the following information on the log screen. For the letter A:
DEBUG1: recv key down id=0x00000061, mask=0x2000, button=0x001e DEBUG1: mapKey 0061 (97) with mask 2000, start state: 0000 DEBUG1: key 0061 is not on keyboard
Both machines are set up to use japanese keyboard. In particular, I am using the Google IME on both machines. However, this problem happens even if I set the MS IME, Kotoeri, or even English US on both machines.
A previous solution was to change the Kotoeri preferences to use a non-English alternate keyboard. This setting was removed, and does not exist on Mavericks.
I have run into this problem in the past, and have seen that randomly playing with the keyboard layouts in both computers, rebooting, changing layouts, and even reconnecting the physical keyboard eventually solves the problem, and for some unknown reason, it stays solved...
Until I have to setup a new pair of computers about year later, and the problem appears again. This is completely reproduceable, but I have no definitive way of solving this problem. I am currently experiencing it again right now.
This issue has been brought up several times in other sites, with no definitive solution. I believe the other people who were experiencing the same problem somehow got it solved, but didn't know how, so they didn't write an answer.
If somebody knows of a deterministic way to solve this problem, please answer this question.