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Clipboard sharing over VNC broken? (Linux server)

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I use ‘vnc4server’ on an Ubuntu machine. After some recent update ‘vnc4config’ refuses to start and clipboard sharing with clients (Windows, UltraVNC in one case) does not work.

Apparently the problem is this: vnc4server syncs the “cutbuffer”, but most applications use “Selections” (“PRIMARY” and “CLIPBOARD”); somehow this reminds me of XKCD #927. For a better explanation and a solution go to the autocutsel website: http://www.nongnu.org/autocutsel/

Written by johnLate

February 1st, 2013 at 1:24 am

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