Bug 998344 - Cannot paste from x11 to vnc session, rdesktop
Cannot paste from x11 to vnc session, rdesktop
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11 (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
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Reported: 2013-08-19 01:25 EDT by rmhristev
Modified: 2015-02-17 11:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 11:49:43 EST
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Description rmhristev 2013-08-19 01:25:21 EDT
Description of problem:
Pasting from the main X11 session into a (Tiger) VNC session doesn't work

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Latest official updates to date

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch a VNC session
2. Try to paste from main X into the VNC session

Actual results:
Generally what is pasted is what was before in the buffer if it was copied from _within_ the VNC session.

Expected results:
Pasted text from the main X session

Additional info:
The same VNC session works as expected with an older X from Fedora 17
so I assume the problem is not with VNC. Rdesktop also seems to be affected.

I am not sure what X component may come into play here. And what other info might help here.

Strangely enough pasting into VMPlayer works (if that is of any help)
Comment 1 Tim Wilkinson 2013-09-16 09:34:26 EDT
Same experience. I lost the ability to paste any clipboard contents into an existing VNC session (even with vncconfig running in the F18 tigervnc server session with all options selected) when I moved from F17 to F18. F17 clients and prior (even Windows) can successfully paste their buffer contents into the same desktop. So far any F18/F19 clients fail to paste either the highlighted or copied clipboard contents.
Comment 2 Don Estabrook 2014-01-17 19:22:16 EST
I have the same issue.  Might this be a duplicate of https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=920573 ?
Comment 3 Tim Wilkinson 2014-01-20 09:50:32 EST
(In reply to Don Estabrook from comment #2)
> I have the same issue.  Might this be a duplicate of
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=920573 ?

Thanks. Not only does it sound very much the same, comment #8 posts a link to a recent tigerVNC nightly build that is _not_ exhibiting the long experienced pasting problems.
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