VirtualBox

Ticket #2706 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

VB 1.5.6; Host: Ubuntu 8.04; Guest: Windows XP: Clipboard does not work

Reported by: cyclingzealot Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.6 Keywords: ubuntu clipboard
Cc: julien.lamarche@… Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

Regardless of the direction of the clipboard, it does not work.

I am using the following setup:

Virtual Box 1.5.6 Ubuntu: 8.04 Guest: Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 uname -a: Linux munter 2.6.24-21-generic #1 SMP Tue Oct 21 23:43:45 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

Attached is the VB log in all three directions.

Attachments

virtualBoxClipboard-bidirectional.log Download (36.0 KB) - added by cyclingzealot 5 years ago.
virtualBoxClipboard-clientToHost.log Download (32.3 KB) - added by cyclingzealot 5 years ago.
virtualBoxClipboard-hostToClient.log Download (32.3 KB) - added by cyclingzealot 5 years ago.

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by cyclingzealot

Changed 5 years ago by cyclingzealot

Changed 5 years ago by cyclingzealot

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by michael

Why don't you try a more recent version of VirtualBox? There have been so many clipboard fixes since then that it may well solve your issue.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by cyclingzealot

I have now installed 2.0.6. It is still not working. I guess I could try again switching clipboard directions, as in this bug:  http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/2561

A colleague of mine referred me to "VirtualBox Guest Additions". I will check into that.

However, I would assume that if I see the clipboard preferences in (translating from french) "Machine -> Preferences -> General -> Advanced -> Clipboard direction", then the guest addition is already installed, no?

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by michael

Right, I didn't realise that you didn't have the additions installed. The menu you mentioned appears whether or not the additions are there. The user manual explains how to install the additions, but for a Windows guest it is usually (!) enough to select the menu item ("Périphériques" -> "Installer les Additions Client...") in the Window the guest is running in and then follow the instructions in the guest. (That should actually be "Additions Invité"...)

comment:4 follow-up: ↓ 5 Changed 5 years ago by cyclingzealot

I upgraded to Virtual Box 2.0.6 and added guest additions . Although the clipboard is set to bidirectional, I only get Host -> Guest working.

From Guest to Host, if I copy something from the Windows XP guest, it seems to clear the clipboard:

  1. Copy the string "aba" from ubuntu host
  2. Paste it in Windows XP guest <- "aba" is pasted
  3. Paste it in Ubuntu host multiple times <- "abaabaabaabaabaabaaba" string is obtained
  4. Copy the string "zxz" from guest
  5. Paste it multiple times in guest <- You is obtained "zxzzxzzxzzxzzxz" is obtained
  6. Paste it in Ubuntu host <- Nothing gets pasted.

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 5 years ago by cyclingzealot

Sorry, let me reformat that

I upgraded to Virtual Box 2.0.6 and added guest additions . Although the clipboard is set to bidirectional, I only get Host -> Guest working.

From Guest to Host, if I copy something from the Windows XP guest, it seems to clear the Ubuntu clipboard:

  1. Copy the string "aba" from ubuntu host
  2. Paste it in Windows XP guest <- "aba" is pasted
  3. Paste it in Ubuntu host multiple times <- "abaabaabaabaabaabaaba" string is obtained
  4. Copy the string "zxz" from guest
  5. Paste it multiple times in guest <- You is obtained "zxzzxzzxzzxzzxz" is obtained
  6. Paste it in Ubuntu host <- Nothing gets pasted.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by michael

Is this still an issue with the current version of VirtualBox?

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

No response, closing. Before reopening this ticket, make sure you tried VirtualBox 2.2.2 (update the guest additions as well). There were several clipboard-related fixes.

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