Setup: I'm using visual studio code with LaTeX Workshop extension to write latex. I use an external pdf viewer mainly because I want to see the pdf on a different screen. Using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
Problem: I can't get syncing to open the pdf on the text that corresponds to the cursor in the editor, nor can I go from a word in the editor to the same word in the pdf or vise versa.
I've tried: I don't mind which pdf viewer to use to get the sync to work, I've tried the default document reader, atril, zathura, and okular. I've tried following the extension's wiki and other online suggestions so I might be doing something wrong. I don't mind using something other than synctex, as long as it works.
Thanks for your help