(solved) No bidirectional Clipboard or Drag n drop working

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(solved) No bidirectional Clipboard or Drag n drop working

Post by ovisergiu » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:06 am

Hi!
I use Windows 7 as host and under VirtualBox I have installed Linux Mint 18.3 XFCE x64.
I selected the Clipboard and Drag n Drop to be bidirectional but they are not.
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While the Linux Mint machine was running, I clicked Devices - Insert guest Additions CD Image but then I receive an error:
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Searching the Internet, someone said that running this command under Terminal, will install the guest additions.

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sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-utils
This will install the guest additions and is more or less equivalent to installing via the ISO.
I did that, everything went fine under the Terminal after using that command.
But... Why can t I have a bidirectional Clipboard or Drag n Drop?
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PC: Mint 18.4 Cinammon x64, Intel Core i5-3570 CPU @3.40 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 60 GB SSD
Emachines e725 laptop: Mint 18.3 XFCE x64, 3 GB RAM, Dual core Pentium T4500 (-MCP-) cache:1024 KB, Graphic Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller

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Re: No bidirectional Clipboard or Drag n drop working

Post by JerryF » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:16 am

I received that same error when I tried upgrading Virtualbox.

Which version are you using?
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Re: No bidirectional Clipboard or Drag n drop working

Post by ovisergiu » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:28 pm

The last one... just updated today BEFORE I installed everything...
VirtualBox Graphical User Interface
Version 5.2.6 r120293 (Qt5.6.2)
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Re: No bidirectional Clipboard or Drag n drop working

Post by JerryF » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:47 pm

Yes, the latest version did that to me. I reverted to version 5.2.4 so it's a temporary fix. I don't know how to get 5.2.6 working properly with the guest additions.
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Re: No bidirectional Clipboard or Drag n drop working

Post by Dave B » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:02 pm

Hi,
Experienced this before with other versions. Possibly try the following...

1) From main VirtualBox menu navigate to 'File' -> 'Virtual Media Manager...' -> 'Optical discs' and remove all entries there.

2) Check individual VM 'Storage' settings to make sure drive is reported as 'Empty'

3) Power on and try installing GA again (note: due to discovered issues, there's separate GA downloads for VirtualBox versions 5.2.6 and 5.1.32)

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Re: No bidirectional Clipboard or Drag n drop working

Post by ovisergiu » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:06 pm

Dave B you are a genius!
It worked! Thank you!
PC: Mint 18.4 Cinammon x64, Intel Core i5-3570 CPU @3.40 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 60 GB SSD
Emachines e725 laptop: Mint 18.3 XFCE x64, 3 GB RAM, Dual core Pentium T4500 (-MCP-) cache:1024 KB, Graphic Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller

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