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I have Ubuntu 14.04 running in Windows Hyper-V. I am experiencing a problem with the Clipboard (copy from host to Virtual Machine), it is not working correctly (It was not working with Ubuntu 12.04 also). I suspect that the problem lies in the Integration Services. Are they enabled by default or do I need to enable them in Ubuntu 14.04 ? Does anyone else experience the same problem with the Clipboard Copy-Paste function ?


Interesting is that in the Hyper-V Clipboard the Capture Screen(Ctrl+C) works as seen in the image below, but Type Clipboard Text (Ctrl+V) does not work.

lsmod | grep hv

Ubuntu 14.04 running in Hyper-V image taken with clipboard screen capture


I have searched the web and found only information about Ubuntu 12.04. This is what has to be done on Ubuntu 12.04: click here. Does this also apply for Ubuntu 14.04 ? If I am correct I do not have to install something (Linux Integration Services 3.5 here), everything is already installed in Ubuntu, but is the procedure the same as in the above link ?


To enable VSS Snapshot daemon and KVP daemon use the following command:

# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install hv-kvp-daemon-init


Ubuntu virtual machines feature distribution map here

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Doing an lsmod | grep hv on a fresh install of Ubuntu Server 14.04 shows that the Hyper-V modules are already enabled for me.

  • hv_vmbus
  • hv_storvsc
  • hv_blkvsc
  • hv_netvsc
  • hv_utils

You are correct in saying that the Linux Integration Services supplied my Microsoft are not required in Ubuntu.

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+1. Do you also have the problem with the Hyper-V Clipboard ? When I copy from Windows 8.1 simple text it just does not show in Ubuntu 14.04. For example the copied text "modules" from Windows shows as dddd or d or something else in Ubuntu running in Hyper-V. –  Devid Apr 7 at 12:27
    
I can't copy and paste between host and guest either way using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V. Did this functionality work on 13.10? –  Robula Apr 10 at 8:54
    
I think that the problem lies in the Enhanced Session Mode. Although I turned it on in the options it does not work with Ubuntu. I can use the copy functionality that is Capture Screen on the guest and paste it in the host machine, But i can't use the Type Clipboard text functionality that is copy simple text from host and paste it in guest machine. I think this didn't work in Ubuntu 13.10 too,but in 13.10 the mouse scroll wheel did not work also and now in Ubuntu 14.04 it works. The thing is when I copy text it is pasting something but it is not correct. Can we report this problem somewhere ? –  Devid Apr 10 at 11:51
    
Having a look over Google yielded no results regarding this issue, it appears to be an ongoing issue not just in Ubuntu but in (all?) a few Linux guests in Hyper-V. Could you not resort to using VNC Server to manage the guest? –  Robula Apr 10 at 12:11

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