Robert Heller wrote: > At Mon, 11 Apr 2011 15:46:17 +0200 CentOS mailing list<centos at centos.org> wrote: > >> Jerry Geis wrote: >>> What is the package that allows copy and paste between windows? >>> I think I need to yum reinstall it. >>> after the 5.6 update I get the copy button when I right click - (for >>> example in thunderbird) >>> put when I then goto a console window and try to right click and paste >>> the paste is grey-ed or ghosted. >>> >>> Is there a package that controls the clip board or something? >>> Thanks >>> Jerry >> >> you might be looking for gpm >> Description : >> Gpm provides mouse support to text-based Linux applications like the >> Emacs editor and the Midnight Commander file management system. Gpm >> also provides console cut-and-paste operations using the mouse and >> includes a program to allow pop-up menus to appear at the click of a >> mouse button. > > Also note: gpm is for console windows only and NOT for X11 and it is not > possible to copy and paste between X11 applications and the non GUI > console windows. There isn't a 'universal' clip board. Gpm has its > clip board and X11 has its *separate* clip board (actually, each X > server has its own independent clip board, so it you run multiple X > servers you can copy and paste from one to another). oops! you're right Robert, I read the OP's somewhat confused post too fast and thought he actually meant console window when he said console window, but you're most probably correct, he just wants X11/GUI cut-n-paste. OP: gpm is probably not what you're looking for :-) .