In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Barrier on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, The barrier is free and open-source making it easy to share a mouse & keyboard, over a local network, between machines running Windows, Linux, and macOS. The barrier was forked from Symless’s Synergy 1.9 codebase. Synergy was a commercialized reimplementation of the original CosmoSynergy written by Chris Schoeneman.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Barrier on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Barrier on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common
Step 2. Installing Barrier on Ubuntu 22.04.
- Install Barrier using Ubuntu default repository.
By default, Barrier is available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest stable version of Barrier to your Ubuntu system:
sudo apt install barrier
- Install Barrier using Snap.
If Snapd package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:
sudo apt install snapd sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
To install Barrier, simply use the following command:
sudo snap install barrier
Step 3. Accessing Barrier on Ubuntu 22.04.
Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path:
Activities -> Show Applications -> Barrier.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Barrier. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Barrier on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Barrier website.