[vbox-dev] Shared clipboard support disabled on Linux guests in 6.1.4 (and trunk)

Andrew Caldwell Andrew.Caldwell at metaswitch.com
Wed Feb 26 15:32:36 UTC 2020

Done, thanks!

-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Batschulat <frank.batschulat at oracle.com> 
Sent: 26 February 2020 13:12
To: vbox-dev at virtualbox.org; Andrew Caldwell <Andrew.Caldwell at metaswitch.com>
Subject: Re: [vbox-dev] Shared clipboard support disabled on Linux guests in 6.1.4 (and trunk)

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Nice spot, can you please update

Ticket #19336 (new defect)
Linux guest: shared clipboard doesn't work (on fresh

with your evaluation, if you don't have an account let me know and I'll update it on your behalf.

On Wed, 26 Feb 2020 13:48:49 +0100, Andrew Caldwell <Andrew.Caldwell at metaswitch.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> It appears that the code that starts up the Xserver integration for 
> clipboard handling is commented out, both in the 6.1.4 guest additions 
> and in the master codebase, the `vboxClipboardConnect` function is 
> wrapped in `#if 0 ... #endif` and the callsite is replaced with `int 
> rc = 0` (in place of `int rc = vboxClipboardConnect()`).
> This means that starting `VBoxClient -clipboard` spawns a process that 
> sleeps for 60 seconds then shuts down and provides no clipboard 
> integration whatsoever.
> This wasn't documented in the 6.1.4 changelog, and the way the code's 
> laid out suggests that this is a work in progress that's snuck into 
> trunk?
> A


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