Re: X Clipboard Xtremely Broken

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On Die, 2002-11-26 at 17:29, Oisin C. Feeley wrote:
> On 26 Nov 2002, Erik Moeller wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >whenever I try to paste large amounts of text (>10000 bytes), e.g. from
> >an editor (irrelevant which one I use) to a browser (also doesn't matter
> >which browser I use), I get big problems. It doesn't matter if I use
> >PRIMARY or CLIPBOARD, the pasted text just doesn't arrive. In Mozilla I
> >just get a long delay and nothing happens, in Konqueror even stranger
> >things happen, such as random characters appearing in the paste area. I
> >also get the "random characters" effect in Opera after some testing. The
> >only thing that tends to work well is pasting within the same
> >application. Some applications even lose their clipboard contents when
> >closed.

> What distribution and version are you using?  I know there are strange 
> artifacts with Red Hat 8.0 where "emdash" and accented characters like 
> the French accent acute will prevent proper cut-n-paste.

Happens both in Debian Woody and SuSE 7-8.0. Normal clipboard operations
work, just large text causes lots of problems. I would be very surprised
if the same operations that don't work on my system (e.g. copying 10000
bytes from gvim to Mozilla) work on yours.


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