Screen Sharing to Linux and copy/paste

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  1. vrungel macrumors newbie

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    I'm successfully able to connect to a Linux box using Screen Sharing and copy/paste from Linux to Mac. I'm unable to copy/paste from Mac to Linux. Other VNC clients, such as Chicken, can copy/paste in both directions. It also works when Screen Sharing between two Macs. Has anyone been able to resolve this?
     
  2. 960design macrumors 68020

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    I'll check it out for you this evening. I run multiple Linux servers that are screen shared via Safari. I thought I copy and pasted all the time, but actually cannot think of a specific instance where I have. Mostly FTP work because the servers are headless.
     
  3. vrungel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Any luck?
     
  4. 960design macrumors 68020

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    No! You are absolutely correct.

    Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. This thread dropped from memory until today, when I was copying and pasting from Mac to Ubuntu.

    I CANNOT copy from Ubuntu and paste into Mac via screen sharing when the Mac is the client.
     
  5. vrungel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ah bummer. I assume you mean you cannot copy from Mac to Ubuntu because I know it works the other way around (at least for me)? Either way, it sucks considering Apple claiming compatibility with VNC, an industry standard: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH14148?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
     
  6. 960design macrumors 68020

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    Indeed your are correct. Accidental reversal. I CANNOT copy from Mac to Ubuntu! So sorry for the confusion.
     
  7. Rookwood macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for posting here.

    I too found that, by running "vncconfig -display :<display-number>", I could copy from Linux (CentOS) to Mac. (Yay! That's half the battle!)

    But I can't paste from Mac to Linux.

    FWIW, I've sent Feedback to Apple OS X area via http://www.apple.com/feedback/

    I think in the past I got around this by using Chicken of the VNC which worked better than "Screen Sharing" in several ways. But since I've moved to Yosemite and got a Retina display, "Screen Sharing" is working much better in all other ways. I think that this is a longstanding problem. Sure with they'd fix it.
     
  8. dyt1983, Jan 28, 2015
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    edit: To remove personally identifying info not relevant to the conversation.
     

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