Linux i3WM and clipboard/drag-n-drop support

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by DerrekL1, Jan 7, 2022.

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  1. DerrekL1

    DerrekL1

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    The clipboard & drag and drop features work in the default Ubuntu GUI environment, but not in i3WM. I'm wondering if there need to be any specific background processes running on Linux for these features to work. I've tried comparing the process list between the two environments, but the diff command yields a daunting list that has been too difficult to parse on my own. For those curious, the ps -A diff looks like this (note the side with i3, i3bar, i3status is the i3WM environment):

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    6c6
    < kworker/0:0-kec_query
    ---
    > kworker/0:0-events
    8,9d7
    < kworker/0:1-events
    < kworker/u64:0-events_unbound
    22d19
    < kworker/1:0-pm
    28,30c25,26
    < kworker/1:1-rcu_par_gp
    < kworker/1:2-events
    < kworker/0:2-rcu_par_gp
    ---
    > kworker/1:2-kec_query
    > kworker/0:2-cgroup_destroy
    52,54d47
    < kworker/u64:2-events_unbound
    < kworker/u64:3-events_freezable_power_
    < kworker/0:3-events
    64d56
    < kworker/u64:6
    69c61
    < kworker/1:3-events
    ---
    > kworker/1:3-inet_frag_wq
    82d73
    < kworker/u64:7
    123d113
    < ModemManager
    137,138d126
    < packagekitd
    < gdm-session-wor
    141,142c129,134
    < pulseaudio
    < tracker-miner-f
    ---
    > aptd
    > ModemManager
    > kworker/0:1-rcu_par_gp
    > kworker/u64:0-writeback
    > packagekitd
    > kworker/1:0-events
    143a136,137
    > geoclue
    > gdm-session-wor
    145,154d138
    < gvfsd
    < gvfsd-fuse
    < gvfs-udisks2-vo
    < gvfs-goa-volume
    < goa-daemon
    < goa-identity-se
    < gvfs-mtp-volume
    < gvfs-afc-volume
    < gvfs-gphoto2-vo
    < tumblerd
    157,209c141,145
    < gnome-session-b
    < ssh-agent
    < at-spi-bus-laun
    < dbus-daemon
    < gnome-session-c
    < gnome-session-b
    < gnome-shell
    < ibus-daemon
    < ibus-memconf
    < ibus-extension-
    < ibus-x11
    < ibus-portal
    < at-spi2-registr
    < xdg-permission-
    < gnome-shell-cal
    < evolution-sourc
    < dconf-service
    < evolution-calen
    < evolution-addre
    < gjs
    < gvfsd-trash
    < gsd-a11y-settin
    < gsd-color
    < gsd-datetime
    < gsd-housekeepin
    < gsd-keyboard
    < gsd-media-keys
    < gsd-power
    < gsd-print-notif
    < gsd-rfkill
    < gsd-screensaver
    < gsd-sharing
    < gsd-smartcard
    < gsd-sound
    < gsd-usb-protect
    < gsd-wacom
    < gsd-wwan
    < gsd-disk-utilit
    < gsd-xsettings
    < prlcc
    < prldnd
    < prlcp
    < prlsga
    < prlshprof
    < evolution-alarm
    < gsd-printer
    < ibus-engine-sim
    < gvfsd-metadata
    < seahorse
    < gnome-calendar
    < update-notifier
    < update-manager
    < deja-dup-monito
    ---
    > i3
    > i3bar
    > sh
    > i3status
    > bash
    211a148
    > kworker/1:1-events
    
     
  2. DerrekL1

    DerrekL1

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    It appears the following processes have something to do with parallels:

    Code:
    prlcc
    prldnd
    prlcp
    prlsga
    prlshprof
    I'm guessing prlcp has something to do with the clipboard - but that's just a guess. I ran all of these and put them into the background. The clipboard seems to be working now, but drag-and-drop isn't working fully. Is there an official list of programs I should add to my start-up scripts to achieve optimal feature support?
     

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