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My TightVNC Server on Raspberry Pi seems can not handle copy/paste between its and my local clipboards. What can I do?

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First install autocutsel (sudo apt-get install autocutsel)

Then open your /home/pi/.vnc/xstartup (nano /home/pi/.vnc/xstartup) and put autocutsel -fork on it like this:


xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
autocutsel -fork
#x-terminal-emulator -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
#x-window-manager &
# Fix to make GNOME work

Then it will work after restart of the vnc server

To Stop VNC Server:

vncserver –kill :1 (pick your display)

To Start VNC Server:

vncserver :1 –geometry 1024x600 –depth 24


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Perfect solution, thank you very much (reboot was required) –  sweetlilmre Nov 26 '13 at 12:16

I had to make sure my autocutsel comes FIRST in the xstartup for copy/past to work

# Makes copy/past work - must come before RANDR 'fix'
#vncconfig -iconic &
autocutsel -s CLIPBOARD -fork
autocutsel -s PRIMARY -fork

# Get's rid of RANDR missing errors
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May I direct you to the formatting section of our help center? –  syb0rg Jan 10 '14 at 4:29

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