[Xquartz-dev] Clipboard problem

Jeremy Huddleston jeremyhu at apple.com
Sun Jan 4 12:42:21 PST 2009

On Jan 4, 2009, at 10:26, Enrique Terrazas wrote:

> On Jan 4, 2009, at 12:40 AM, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
>> On Jan 4, 2009, at 00:21, Martin Costabel wrote:
>>> Enrique Terrazas wrote:
>>> []
>>>> I can copy from OSX to X11, however, I can't copy within the X11  
>>>> environment.  The Edit menu doesn't update to display/enable paste.
>>> Does clicking the middle mouse button (alt-click for a trackpad or  
>>> button-less mouse) not work?
>> And what version of X11 do you have?
> XQuartz 2.3.3 (xorg-server 1.4.2-apple31) ... just upgraded to the  
> latest.  No, alt-click doesn't work either.  The strange thing is  
> that Parallels Desktop exhibits similar behavior.  I've quit  
> X11.app, and restarted an xterm window, and now I can copy xterm ->   
> OSX, but not OSX -> xterm, and not xterm -> xterm.  I noticed this  
> starting within Parallels about the time I got my new macbook pro  
> and using the migration assistant to set it up.  I'm wondering if  
> that somehow affected the system-wide clipboard?  Another thing I  
> noticed is that the perl module "Mac::Pasteboard" also stopped  
> working for me around the same time.

Can you try creating a new user account and logging in as that user.   
Then just startup X11.app and TextEdit.app.  Open an xterm in X11 and  
see if you can copy paste between the two.  If that works, try firing  
up parallels on that new user and test again.

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