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I have configured Synergy to control my RPi, which I have connected to my TV. But since the keyboard is remote and Synergy hasn't started when I boot my RPi, I've got a "chicken and the egg" problem. How do I start X to let Synergy connect to my keyboard--before it has access to my keyboard. (I don't want to set X to start automatically.)

Is there a way to start an X session on the RPi via ssh?

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I didn't realize it would be so simple: https://unix.stackexchange.com/q/52887/72132

I just ssh to my RPi and run startx&. My Synergy client is set to autostart with LXDE, so once I have X running I'm able to control my RPi with my remote keyboard.

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  • This is not working, you have to run that command with sudo permissions, so "sudo startx&". Dec 3, 2022 at 21:56

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