3.3.5: Solaris7&8, cut/paste buffers not working

Glenn Lovitz lovitzg@pogoproducing.com
Tue Nov 19 20:39:00 2002


Kevin,

Your problem is the X-applications and the selection they use for cut and
paste: CLIPBOARD, PRIMARY, or CUT_BUFFER0.  This can be a problem on Solaris
itself if you mix and match older x utilities with newer CDE utilities.
Example, "xterm" (AND Xvnc) use CUT_BUFFER0, while "dtterm" uses PRIMARY.  I
often use xclipboard or xcutsel to facilitate copying between applications
as well as between windows and Xvnc.

Xvnc rules of thumb using xcutsel:
==================================

NO copy from Windows to Xvnc --> "copy 0 to PRIMARY"
No copy from Xvnc to Windows --> "copy PRIMARY to 0"

Regards,  Glenn Lovitz

> -----Original Message-----
> From: vnc-list-admin@realvnc.com [mailto:vnc-list-admin@realvnc.com]On
> Behalf Of Kevin Minney
> Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 10:51 AM
> To: vnc-list@realvnc.com
> Subject: RE: 3.3.5: Solaris7&8, cut/paste buffers not working
>
>
> Can someone please help me with this cut/paste buffer
> problem? Is it something unique to my setup, has anyone seen
> this problem before?
>
> thanks,
>
> Kevin
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Minney
> Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 2:29 PM
> To: vnc-list@realvnc.com
> Subject: 3.3.5: Solaris7&8, cut/paste buffers not working
>
>
> Hi,
>
> first of all, many thanks to all of you that helped debug my
> first problem,
> that of needing to use 8bit mode to get the server to start.
>
>
> Now I have the server running it is working as well as the
> old 3.3.2r2 version
> and I am back to trying to sort out the problem of the
> cut/paste buffers not
> working. This problem is nothing new, up till now I have had
> to use Autocutsel
> to facilitate the cut/paste buffers but this doesn't work
> reliably (although
> it is much better than not having it at all).
>
> My problems with cut/paste started when I had to modify my
> xstartup file to
> get vncserver to run correctly on Solaris7 platform. My
> xstartup file has the
> 'dtwm &' line commented out, instead I use '/usr/dt/bin/Xsession &'.
>
> I made this change some time ago when I migrated my server
> onto a solaris7
> machine. With this setting my CDE windows look reasonable,
> all the buttons
> work, the colors look ok. The downside to using this sort of
> configuration is
> that the native cut/paste support in VNC no longer works (or
> at least not for
> me).
>
> Are there any users out there using a similar setup (i.e.
> '/usr/dt/bin/Xsession &' in their xstartup) that have got the
> cut/paste
> buffers to work without the need to have autocutsel running in the
> background?
>
> thanks in advance,
>
> Kevin
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