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Discussion in 'Linux Guest OS Discussion' started by clustermagnet, Dec 27, 2008.
Guys, how can i paste into a linux guest VM? Parallels tools are installed on the guest....
Do you want to paste text or any other type of data? Please note that clipboard synchronization works in text mode only.
if i hit apple+v, nothing happens, or i get ^V
I just want to paste text... so when i have the console selected, and hit apple +V, I get ^V instead of a paste
Please check keyboard remap settings and let me know if you have something like CMD+V to Control+V or vice versa:
I do have CMD+V mapped to CTRL+V...
Please remap to default
Parallels Desktop - Preferences -Keyboard click Restore Defaults
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?
We are working in this direction
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
I fixed this problem (and several other Linux-related ones) years ago by switching to the competition.