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Old 12-31-2015, 03:13 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by colorpurple21859 View Post
I wasn't referring to a terminal opened up in a gui, but from a gui to a console terminal like from alt-f7 gui to alt-f1 console.
One can use gpm to copy between the consoles alt-f1 thru alt-f6 but not into the gui on alt-f7 or from alt-f1 console to a terminal opened in the gui on alt-f7
Thanks for clearing that up. I use 'gpm' between consoles and terminals. But you cannot leave 'X' by switching to console and use 'gpm' to paste from the 'X' environment. Just a matter of stating properly.

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From 'man gpm';
gpm - a cut and paste utility and mouse server for virtual consoles

SYNOPSIS
gpm [ options ]

DESCRIPTION
This package tries to be a useful mouse server for applications running on the Linux console. It is based on the "selection" package, and
some of its code comes from selection itself. This package is intended as a replacement for "selection" as a cut-and-paste mechanism; it also
provides additional facilities. The "selection" package offered the first cut-and-paste implementation for Linux using two mouse buttons, and
the cut buffer is still called "selection buffer" or just "selection" throughout this document. The information below is extracted from the
texinfo file, which is the preferred source of information.
 
Old 12-31-2015, 05:39 PM   #32
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You can emulate 3 button with only 2 buttons. Although you might have to use xinput to set that option since xorg.conf is mostly ignored in many distros these days.
 
Old 12-31-2015, 06:55 PM   #33
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to several who commented...

I thought that my posting was clear to NOT do anything silly like that, but I take the point and do not object to the removal of that code. I would not want anyone to be silly enough to try it to see what it would do.

I still want to see the OP feedback on what they tried, and what worked for them.
 
Old 01-01-2016, 04:02 AM   #34
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I thought that my posting was clear to NOT do anything silly like that, but I take the point and do not object to the removal of that code. I would not want anyone to be silly enough to try it to see what it would do.
i hope my jest hasn't heated the situation in any way.
i just couldn't restrain myself...

in a way i think it's important for people to understand (by painful experience?) that using linux means that you are in charge of your system.

(i just thought, is it possible to do the equivalent of rm -rf / on windows?)
 
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i hope my jest hasn't heated the situation in any way.
i just couldn't restrain myself...

in a way i think it's important for people to understand (by painful experience?) that using linux means that you are in charge of your system.

(i just thought, is it possible to do the equivalent of rm -rf / on windows?)
As far as I was aware running rm -rf / on most distributions nowadays does nothing. I have tried it in a virtual machine under a couple but don;t recall which and it just spits out a warning not to do it.
 
  


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