Does Anyone Know How To Get Clipboard And Mouse Integration In CentOS Vm?

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Hi,

I am running a CentOS 7 vm under FreeBSD, and it works very well now, with KDE installed from DVD iso.

But there’s a couple of things missing, which happens only with CentOS
vm (Virtualbox):

1) Despite clipboard sharing enabled, copy-paste just does not work between host and guest

2) Mouse integration does not work. So I have to repeatedly capture mouse manually both in the host and in the guest.

If anyone could provide me tips how to tweak the above, it shall help me a lot.

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  • Hi Wojtek,

    Thanks for replying.

    Yes, I figured that was the issue:

    yum update yum install dkms yum groupinstall “Development Tools”
    yum install kernel-devel

    I then mounted the VB Guest Additions iso, ran VB’s Linux script (as root) and now upon reboot clipboard integrates very nicely.

    The mouse integration is simple – does not even need VB GA – just change the mouse type in VB settings from PS/2 to USB tablet.

    Now everything works very nicely indeed.

    Regards Manish Jain

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