Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114411
Xclient copy/paste broken
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:07:02 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Description of problem:
When running emacs as an x client on X-Win32, I can't copy from the
emacs buffer and paste into any other window (or the emacs buffer
itself for that matter). I have not tested with XFree86, however
this works fine with the version of emacs distributed with RH8. Also
xemacs on RHEL3 does not have this problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run emacs as an xclient.
2. Copy text.
3. Paste text.
Actual Results: Clipboard is empty (or not overwritten)
Expected Results: The copied text should be pasted.
I take that back, xemacs doesn't work either... gedit however does.
Does it would in a xterm say?
Anyway X-Win32 is not a platform we support, so
I suggest you take this up with the vendor.
Sorry I meant "Does it work in a xterm or other X apps?"
No it doesn't...
I just tested this with XFree86 and the problem remains... I can't
copy from emacs and paste to xterm, gedit or even another xterm
Please reopen the case as XFree86 is a supported platform.
Can you copy'n'paste from xterm to xterm say?
Yes, I can.
I just tried now with Fedora Core 2 and 4test3 and it seems to work fine
for me here.
Closing for now, please re-open if you're still seeing the problem.