How to get clipboard working - X
frank at shute.org.uk
Sat Oct 16 00:23:02 UTC 2010
On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 06:35:15PM -0500, Michael D. Norwick wrote:
> Frank Shute wrote:
> >On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 01:12:16PM -0500, Michael D. Norwick wrote:
> >>Good day;
> >>Having a time getting cut and paste to work in a new
> >>FreeBSD-8.1-RELEASE-p1 installation
> >>I am using a newly rebuilt world and kernel that I cvsup'd yesterday
> >>but, I was not able to get it
> >>going with GENERIC either.
> >>#> uname -a
> >>#> ******.**********.net 8.1-RELEASE-p1
> >>I have built xclipboard from ports and am using fluxbox ver. 1.1.1 and
> >>Eterm ver. 0.9.5.
> >>I think I should be able to cut and paste between a brower - Firefox -
> >>and Eterm and vice-versa.
> >>I haven't been able to glean the appropriate information from the
> >How are you cutting and pasting?
> >1) Highlight text with left mouse, paste with middle mouse
> >2) Highlight text with left mouse, paste with shift-insert
> >What exactly is not working?
> >Could be a mouse problem but difficult to tell.
> Thank You, I'm still working on it but you gave me a heads-up. I think
> my trackball is broke.
What's more likely is that X is misconfigured for your trackball. A
search for "trackball X configuration" will probably turn up the
correct line for you to put in your xconf.
If you haven't got a /etc/X11/xorg.conf then the handbook tells you
how to create one:
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