copy and paste between windows and linux

James Weatherall jnw "at" realvnc.com
Thu Nov 24 11:55:02 2005


Felix,

As I suggested yesterday, you should check the VNC server's log file for
messages that might explain why vncconfig is unable to run.  Also, have you
tried running it without "-nowindow"?

Regards,

Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com 
> [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com] On Behalf Of Felix Steffenhagen
> Sent: 24 November 2005 08:54
> To: VNC-List "at" realvnc.com
> Subject: Re: copy and paste between windows and linux
> 
> I got the copy&paste working. But it isn't very comfortable.
> 
> John of Aldrich hit the mark with the hint, starting the 
> vncconfig manually.
> Thanks alot.
> 
> But til now this is very uncomfortable b/c the users want to 
> use it as easy
> as possible, so vncconfig should be started automatically at 
> server start.
> 
> Therefore is an entry in the xstartup file (i posted it at 
> the end of the mail).
> But it doesn't seem to be running or a another process is 
> blocking it's work.
> 
> Thanks,
> Felix
> 
> Here is my xstartup file:
> =======================================
> #!/bin/sh
> [ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
> xsetroot -solid grey
> vncconfig -iconic -nowindow &
> # xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
> 
> #-------------------------------------------
> # WindowManager section
> #-------------------------------------------
> # Commands for running VNC under SunOS
> if [ `uname -s` = "SunOS" ]
> then
>         /usr/dt/bin/dtsession && exit 0
> # If running under Linux, GDM login should work because of 
> enabled XDMCP
> elif [ `uname -s` = "Linux" ]
> then
>         GDM_RUNNING=`ps -A | grep gdm-binary`
>         # if GDM running run twm for the case, something goes wrong
>         if [ "$GDM_RUNNING" != "" ]
>         then
>                 twm &
>         # run normal gnome session if GDM is not running
>         else
>                 gnome-session && exit 0
>         fi
> fi
> 
> > 2005/11/23, Erik Soderquist <esoderquist "at" mcstamp.com>:
> > >  vncconfig -iconic -nowindow
> > >
> > > that is generally what I use on the server, otherwise I 
> get no clipboard
> > > transfer
> > >
> > > --- erik
> > >
> > > ps: note that I am using v3.3.7, but I don't think the syntax has
> > > changed.
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com 
> [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com] On
> > > Behalf Of John Aldrich
> > > Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 10:52
> > > To: 'Felix Steffenhagen'; VNC-List "at" realvnc.com
> > > Subject: RE: copy and paste between windows and linux
> > >
> > > Try running vncconfig manually and see if that works. It 
> may not be
> > > starting, even though it's in the startup script.
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com 
> [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com]On
> > > Behalf Of Felix Steffenhagen
> > > Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 10:30 AM
> > > To: VNC-List "at" realvnc.com
> > > Subject: Re: copy and paste between windows and linux
> > >
> > >
> > > I tested it with several applications.
> > >
> > > gnome-terminal, kate (editor), simple xterm.
> > > Nothing works. You said that both sides have to enable
> > > this option. But on both sides this feature is default 
> enabled, isn't
> > > it?
> > >
> > > So i can't explain where that comes from.
> > >
> > > Greetings,
> > > Felix
> > >
> > > 2005/11/23, Alex Pelts <alexp "at" broadcom.com>:
> > > > Copy/paste is a server/client settings. Both must be 
> set to cooperate.
> > > > There is also appication dependendency as not every X 
> app can take
> > > > things from clipboard.
> > > >
> > > > What application are you using, that fails to receive data?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Alex
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Felix Steffenhagen wrote:
> > > > > Hello @all,
> > > > >
> > > > > I have a problem with the RealVNC enterprise server 
> 4.1.8, running
> > > on
> > > > > a Redhat Linux
> > > > > machine. Any attempts to Cut/Copy/Paste from a 
> windows or linux
> > > vncviewer client
> > > > > to the server and vice versa fails. In the xstartup 
> file is an entry
> > > > > for vncconfig and
> > > > > the Cut/Copy/Paste stuff should work on default.
> > > > > Does anyone have a clue what the reason for that could be?
> > > > > Perhaps I should add the information that the Server 
> starts a gnome
> > > session, but
> > > > > I tested it using KDE too, without positve results.
> > > > > With a windows VNC server i don't have any problems (even from
> > > linux)
> > > with it.
> > > > >
> > > > > thanks in advance,
> > > > > Felix Steffenhagen
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