How can I cut and paste from xterm _into_ another program ?

Joe Schmoe non_secure at
Sun Feb 27 20:16:11 GMT 2005


I am using a very vanilla XFree86 installation on fbsd
5.3.  I am using ratpoison as my window manager.

If I highlight text in an xterm, it is immediately in
my buffer, and I can paste it into that xterm, or any
other xterm.  Further, if I copy text in my web
browser, I can paste it into all my xterms.

However, I cannot take text that I copied in my xterm
and paste it into my browser (opera).  Why is this ?

Why can I go in one direction (paste from opera into
xterm) but not the other (paste from xterm into opera)


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