Friday, February 15, 2008

Copy Paste between Linux and Windows, using VNC Viewer

Question: How to Copy Paste between Linux and windows applications using VNC Viewer?
Answer: Use VNCCONFIG
You are running a VNC Server on your Linux box and you are using
VNC Viewer to view LinuxScreen on your MS Windows XP. Now you want to copy text from your MS word application on Windows XP and Paste it to Office Application of Linux (Say OpenOffice.org Writer or Kword). How to do this?If you want to perform copy and paste operation between MS Windows application only, irrespective of the system on which they are running, you can achieve it easily by using Right Click button of Mouse and selecting copy and Paste. But here the case is different. Here two different system (Windows and Linux) are in picture and two different applications are there. Though you can see both the desktops Windows as well as Linux via VNC Viewer, on Windows XP, it is not a straightforward task as it appears.But the solution is simple, use “vncconfig”.The use of “vncconfig” enables you to achieve this. Just run “vncconfig &” in GUI console on Linux. You will get pop up window on your windows XP system. Keep all the settings in “Checked” state and try copy-paste operation

3 comments:

Joachim said...

yup that works for about 10 minutes and then I either have to restart the vncclinet or kill vncconfig & restart it ....

TECHFREAK said...

Try to increase the RAM and see..

nuts said...

For me, all the tabs are checked in vncconfig.. still doesnt seem to work.. I am running my client on Vista however.. Server's on Redhat..