Paste into Linux Guest

Discussion in 'Linux Guest OS Discussion' started by clustermagnet, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. clustermagnet

    clustermagnet

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    Guys, how can i paste into a linux guest VM? Parallels tools are installed on the guest....



    Thanks
     
  2. MakcyD

    MakcyD

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    Do you want to paste text or any other type of data? Please note that clipboard synchronization works in text mode only.
     
  3. clustermagnet

    clustermagnet

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    just text :)

    if i hit apple+v, nothing happens, or i get ^V
     
  4. clustermagnet

    clustermagnet

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    I just want to paste text... so when i have the console selected, and hit apple +V, I get ^V instead of a paste :)

    Thanks!
     
  5. MakcyD

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  6. clustermagnet

    clustermagnet

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    I do have CMD+V mapped to CTRL+V...
     
  7. John@Parallels

    John@Parallels

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    Please remap to default
    Parallels Desktop - Preferences -Keyboard click Restore Defaults
     
  8. jralls

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    Hmm. The default seems to be mapping CMD-V into CTRL-V (along with a whole bunch of others). The "Summary of Parallels Tools" page in the online help says that clipboard sync (along with drag-and-drop, coherence, and a couple of others) are supported only on Windows. Is there some secret way to enable clipboard sync in a Linux guest?

    Failing that, is it at least on the to-do list for a future version?
     
  9. John@Parallels

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    We are working in this direction
     
  10. CleverIT

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    Linux console clipboard workaround

    Its 2012 and there is still no clipboard support with Linux console. Would be great if this could be supported soon.

    In the meantime, a workaround.

    Open your Macs local shell, and ssh to your running Linux VM. You'll be able to use the Macs local console to copy and paste between apps.


    usage: ssh <hostname or ip of vm> -l username
     
  11. jralls

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    I fixed this problem (and several other Linux-related ones) years ago by switching to the competition.
     

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