I have Ubuntu 12.10 virtual machine running in QEMU-KVM. Copy/paste between host and vm works fine when using Unity as window manager but not while using Awesome.

What is the difference between those? How can I configure copy/paste to work also in Awesome?

I'm using spice-vdagent (if that is somehow relevant).


This was solved by my friend.

In addition to spice-vdagentd (daemon, started at boot time) also spice-vdagent (client) needs to be started.

Unity had spice-vdagent in startup applications, so added the same command to Awesome startup.

root      1831  0.0  0.0  15124   940 ?        Ss   Jan16   0:08 /usr/sbin/spice-vdagentd
kride     2059  0.0  0.0  27212   980 ?        Ss   Jan16   0:01 /usr/bin/spice-vdagent

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.