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  • Is pasting text to Linux guest supported? I could not paste text to Ubuntu Server and Fedora.

    Franklin Tse

    • Moved by BrianEhMVP Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:51 PM
    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 2:18 AM

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  • Have you installed the Linux Integration Services (http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=34603) on the Linux guest?
    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 6:39 AM
  • I believe that no Linux Integration Services installation is required on Ubuntu and Fedora as it is built-in the kernel.

    Franklin Tse

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 9:47 AM
  • Only after kernel 2.6

    The Hyper-V manger application can paste text only, there is a little option at the top of the VM Console.

    It basically types the txt into the field selected in the VM.

    In theory 2012 R2 and the enhanced console should give true paste.


    Brian Ehlert
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    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 4:25 PM
  • I am using Ubuntu Server 12.04 and Fedora 18. The kernel version is 3.8.

    No idea why the clipboard is not working...


    Franklin Tse

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 5:00 PM
  • When you say the clipboard is not working can you confirm that you mean you've tried clicking "Clipboard" and then "Type clipboard text", and nothing has appeared in the Linux guest?

    Whale's right about Hyper-V being included in the Linux kernel since 2.6, though I do wonder which version of it is included in the 3.8 kernel. From the details of LIS v3.4 it obviously provides the functionality that was new in Server 2012, but after a quick search I can't find any details of which version of LIS is currently included in the kernel, or if it just provides the basic functionality only. Anyone know what the situation is?

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 5:42 PM
  • When you say the clipboard is not working can you confirm that you mean you've tried clicking "Clipboard" and then "Type clipboard text", and nothing has appeared in the Linux guest?

    Yes.. That's exactly the case...


    Franklin Tse

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 5:49 PM
  • I supose that integration services works with Gnome/KDE clipboard.

    In case You want to copy/paste into Linux VM without GUI (Gnome, XFCE or KDE) the solution I've found is here :  http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2086876

    1. Install ssh server into linux VM.

    2. Ssh to it. You can use Putty.

    Aureliu Popovici




    • Edited by Aureliu Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:49 AM
    Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:21 AM
  • In the event someone is searching for this still, here is my answer/update to this question:

      ○  https://superuser.com/a/1373429/130987

      ○  solution for "Hyper-V Clipboard and Integration Services in Ubuntu"

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 11:57 AM