VirtualBox

Ticket #7524 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

copy/paste on RHEL3 fails -> unsupported on XFree86

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Priority: major Component: clipboard
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.8 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: other

Description

Host: Windows XP, Core 2 Q6600, VBox 3.2.8

Guests: Linux RHEL 3 (32+64bit)

Is this supposed to be supported ?

Attachments

RHEL3 32-bit-2010-09-28-04-03-13.log Download (44.5 KB) - added by Technologov 4 years ago.
VBox log
clipbord.log Download (312 bytes) - added by Technologov 4 years ago.
clipbord.log from RHEL3 guest

Change History

Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

VBox log

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by michael

Yes, it should be supported. Is VBoxClient --clipboard running on the guest as it should be? Do you have issues with any other guests on that host? Does it ever work?

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

All other guests work fine.

And yes, I have started the service with "VBoxClient --clipboard" - it does not work.

How to make sure it is actually running?

-Technologov

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by michael

It should start and stay running without your having to do anything. Does "VBoxClient --clipboard -d" show more information? You can also get a log file with "VBOX_RELEASE_LOG_DEST=file=clipboard.log VBOX_RELEASE_LOG=+all.e.l.l2.l3.f VBoxClient --clipboard [-d]".

Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

clipbord.log from RHEL3 guest

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by Technologov

Same problem exists in v4.0.4

-Technologov

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by michael

Sorry, forgot this. The log shows the problem pretty clearly - at some point I switched to using the XFIXES extension for monitoring the clipboard. This was added at the beginning of the X.Org era, and is much cleaner and more efficient than the timed polling of the clipboard I was doing previously. However I also removed the old code, because I decided that supporting XFree86 was not worth the added complexity and the potential bugs that can cause. I should probably mention this in the manual.

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by Technologov

Please close as WONTFIX.

-Technologov

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by michael

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Summary changed from copy/paste on RHEL3 fails to copy/paste on RHEL3 fails -> unsupported on XFree86

Certainly.

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