Various issues about copy/paste between Xvnc and Win2K
jnw "at" realvnc.com
Wed Jan 7 23:54:00 2004
You should use Xvnc 4b4 and remember to run vncconfig in the Xvnc
session in order for the clipboard to work.
Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.
On Wed, 2004-01-07 at 22:49, Lionel Ulmer wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just wondering if anyone had the same issues than me :
> - with Xvnc 3.3.x and either vncviewer 3.3.x or 4.0b4, copy paste works
> fine except for copy / paste from GTK 1.x / 2.x apps. Basically, if I
> select something in an xterm, I can 'Ctrl-V' it in Windows. If I do the
> same in the text widget of a Gtk application, I can properly paste it in,
> for example, emacs or an xterm, but it won't change the Windows clipboard
> (ie I need to copy from Gtk, paste to emacs, re-copy and the paste in
> This may have something to do that in X, AFAIK, there are two selection
> buffers (primary and clipboard) and maybe Gtk only update one of them and
> VNC uses the other. Did not investigate more yet by looking at the Gtk
> - by testing Xvnc 4.0b4 + XFree 4.3.0, copy paste between Xvnc and
> vncviewer (whatever the version) does not work at all, be it for standard
> of Gtk apps (but there, keyboard works perfectly, even my French AZERTY
> one :-) ).
> So I am wondering what I could do to help debugging this (or how the
> clipboard handling is done in the VNC code for me to debug this a bit :-) ).