I just compiled vim with many many different ways and I can't get it working properly on Ubuntu 14.10.

this is my configure:

./configure \
 --enable-pythoninterp \
 --enable-cscope \
 --enable-gui=auto \
 --enable-gtk2-check \
 --enable-gnome-check \
 --with-features=huge \
 --enable-multibyte \

The problem is it: I can't paste from the system clipboard, that was filled in vim (eg: "+yy), if my vim was stopped once (I put it in background with Ctrl+z). My clipboard is erased and I've to open the vim and copy the text again, very annoying.

What am I missing ?

Also its doesn't work if I install the package vim-gnome either. I think it's a problem with the Ubuntu 14.10


  • You know you can do $ sudo apt-get install vim-gnome, right? – romainl Nov 7 '14 at 11:24
  • Yes but I want to compile with because I want to install the 7.4 version on Ubuntu 10.04. – MaikoID Nov 7 '14 at 13:32
  • The default Vim is 7.4 since 14.04. Do you want to install Vim 7.4 on Ubuntu 14.10 or 10.04? – romainl Nov 7 '14 at 13:41
  • in both, I'm trying to do the same install process in both systems. For now its for the 14.10 one. – MaikoID Nov 7 '14 at 16:53
  • Then you should add as much background info as possible. – romainl Nov 7 '14 at 20:04

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