[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!

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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
VirtualBox-6.1.4-136177)
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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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