[ILUG] X clipboard weirdness
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Sun Apr 18 21:21:49 IST 2004
On Sunday 18 April 2004 20:24, Dermot McGahon wrote:
> > I looked at this paper, but as far as I could see it never explains
> > precisely what is meant by PRIMARY, SECONDARY and CLIPBOARD selection.
> It does explain it.
Could you quote one sentence from this paper then
that explains in normal English what is meant by any of these terms?
> I've no idea what kmail and konsole are doing, but I've attached
> the xsel app so that you can experiment and find out.
Thanks, I'll try that.
But I actually know what is happening.
Select works, but pasting does not work in many KDE and GNOME applications.
> > I have read many explanations (like yours)
> > claiming that PRIMARY or SECONDARY selection always works,
> > but in my experience these are just pipe dreams.
> Works for me Tim.
Obviously, but that doesn't mean it works for everyone as you implied.
> You've come across a particular bug.
> Not an isolated one I know, but still a bug.
> Maybe investigate a little more and then fill out a bug
> report against konsole?
There have been dozens of postings on the Fedora-list
and other mailing lists about this, literally for years.
There are many other applications it doesn't work for,
eg I was compiling the kernel today, with "make xconfig",
and tried pasting in the name of the config file I wanted to use.
As I expected, nothing came up until selected on the Clipboard.
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