Im using Fedora 10 with Synergy from Windows 7

When ever i use my keyboard through synergy and type @ i get the Omega Sign

Any ideas, or someone had similar problems?

5 Answers 5


I had problems with @, <, and >, so I did the following:


xmodmap -e "keycode 53 = x X greater greater greater greater"
xmodmap -e "keycode 52 = z Z less less less less"
xmodmap -e "keycode 24 = q Q at at at at"

Which solved those three... though I have no idea why the problem occurs in the first place.

  • My keyboard on the linux machine works fine, Its on Synergy that it fails.
    – whoami
    Dec 2, 2009 at 12:00
  • 1
    @Systech I just added your work around to our bug tracker. Jan 13, 2010 at 17:38
  • 2
    @nbolton Any chance of an actual fix instead of this workaround? Sep 17, 2014 at 14:59
  • 1
    Boy.. How you worked that out I'll never know, I thank you. My wife thanks you!!! Mar 2, 2016 at 12:15
  • I lose it when I reset the machine though :( Mar 14, 2016 at 16:14

This is a known issue, and we're working on it right now. There are several work arounds however, so if you take a peek at that issue, you may find something. If you have a Google account, you can star the issue to get a notification when it's fixed.


Create a file ~/.Xmodmap and add the following to it:

keycode 53 = x X greater greater greater greater
keycode 52 = z Z less less less less
keycode 24 = q Q at at at at

You can activate it straight away with:

xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap

I believe this will activate automatically when you reboot - but I hardly ever reboot, so haven't tested this.

Thanks (and +1) to Systech's answer for the contents of the file, and thanks to this page for instructions on how to make it persist across reboots.


pobably a keycode translation problem. Have a look at the synergy configuration. You should use the same language settings as locally

  • i cant find the synergy config on fedora any ideas?
    – whoami
    Dec 2, 2009 at 12:01
  • There are two possible locations for the synergy server config file, either ~/.synergy.conf or /etc/synergy.conf - however, this will not help fix the issue, since it's a software bug and not a config problem. Jan 12, 2010 at 5:47

locate synergy.conf, its probably in /etc

  • The synergy server config is also located at ~/.synergy.conf (but modifying the config is unlikely fix the problem). Jan 12, 2010 at 5:49

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