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Re: copying text from console to X with gpmdata?

On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 11:20:27PM +0200, Wim De Smet wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 17:12:49 -0400, Carl Fink <carlf@fink.to> wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 12:20:30PM -0700, Stefan O'Rear wrote:
> > 
> > > gpmdata only carries mouse clicks, it doesn't do anything with
> > > selections.
> > >
> > > My advice: Use XTerm. I like my 212x78 console. (And I don't need GPM!)
> > 
> > I use xterm, but I can't copy from an xterm into a "fully" graphical
> > application (e.g. OpenOffice.org, FireFox).  Am I missing a trick?
> There are 2 main (actually 3) buffers in X where it stores stuff you
> select and cut and paste. One of these gets used by apps when you do
> ctrl+c or ctrl+x in a gnome app for instance. (and possibly in emacs
> when killing?) And the other gets filled as soon as you select
> something. [1]
> So to make a long story short, select the text with your mouse, go
> over to the other app, press the middle mouse button.

Frequently when I select with the mouse and try to paste (middle
button) into an emacs session it doesn't work the first time, have to
do it some times several times before it works. Don't know why.

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