Basic question 2 - Copy from Windows and paste to cygwin or X

Herbert Eppel
Wed Sep 28 15:33:00 GMT 2005

On 28.09.2005 15:52 UK Time, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

>>I start my X environment with the following command:
>>startx -- -screen 0 1200 900
>>where would -clipoard fit in, and what does it actually do?
> "man startx" explains that the options after '--' are passed directly to
> the server.  -clipboard is one such option.
> "man XWin" explains what that option actually does (i.e., synchronizes the
> X keyboard with the Windows one).
> HTH,
> 	Igor

Thanks. However, I seems something is wrong somewhere.

With my usual command (i.e. "startx -- -screen 0 1200 900") X runs OK, 
although I just noticed that I get some feedback relating to clipboard 
in the main cygwin window (see

When I first tried "startx -- -screen 0 1200 900 -clipboard" some 
clipboard error messages appeared - see

I just tried the same command again. This time there are no clipboard 
error messages (see, but the 
clipboard still doesn't work.

What am I doing wrong?

Thank you.

Herbert Eppel

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