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Thread: X Selection Mechan. (Copy&Paste) does not work with SuSE11.1

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    peleus NNTP User

    Question X Selection Mechan. (Copy&Paste) does not work with SuSE11.1

    I installed SuSE 11.1 and realized that the X-selection mechanism did not work properly.
    It is not possible to reliably copy & paste text strings between 2 konsole (e.g. xterm) windows. Sometimes it works, mostly not. Cannot find a rule when it works and when not.
    It makes no difference how the text is copied (by double-clicking with left mouse button or highlighting with pressed left mouse button); the paste with middle-mouse button does mostly not work.
    Has anybody made the same experience or does someone know a remedy.

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    Default Re: X Selection Mechan. (Copy&Paste) does not work with SuSE

    Have you tried using shift|insert to paste?

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    peleus NNTP User

    Default Re: X Selection Mechan. (Copy&Paste) does not work with SuSE

    Do you mean holding the Shift button while pasting with middle mouse button - I did not try it.

    My problem is that I cannot check it, because I replaced my system by Suse 10.3 which formerly worked with no problems.

    I tried also the current Ubuntu (10-08) where I had problems with 3D/Mesa (which I need).
    So I tried SuSE 11.1 again but with Gnome where the X-selection problem seems to be better at first. But it worked also not reliable. Nevertheless, I feeled it worked better than with KDE.
    After multiple boot operations the system got more and more boot problems until it totally stucks during boot.

    So I reinstalled my old 10.3...
    Installing Linux is not always easy.

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    Default Re: X Selection Mechan. (Copy&Paste) does not work with SuSE

    under KDE4 I always disable to clipboard utility in the tray, forgot what it is called.
    As I don't need a utility to handle my clipboard, I simply expect the last thing I copied or cut to be available under paste.

    Don't know if gnome offers something similar by default.
    Special effects <- KDE 4.2 Showing off
    More KDE -> PINK KDE

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    peleus NNTP User

    Default Re: X Selection Mechan. (Copy&Paste) does not work with SuSE

    Do you mean klipper?
    I suspected this application which was running in the panel by default. So I closed it, but the problem continued.
    Nevertheless with Gnome it also did not work properly.

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