Copy paste not working on Virtual box 6.1 running Ubuntu 18.04 on Windows 10 Machine

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Copy paste not working on Virtual box 6.1 running Ubuntu 18.04 on Windows 10 Machine

Postby jshreyas » 27. Feb 2020, 08:09

I am Using Virtual box 6.1 and Ubuntu 18.04.

Here are my steps
1) start the Ubuntu on a virtual box
2) in the VirtualBox guest window menubar, select "Devices->Install Guest Additions"
3) if prompted to automatically attempt to run software from the CD, just hit cancel
4) sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic
5) open a command-prompt window (Applications->Accessories->Terminal)


I have already enabled the copy/paste to bi-directional in the settings but still it is not working.
I have tried rebooting the machine too. What am I missing here, please help?
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Re: Copy paste not working on Virtual box 6.1 running Ubuntu 18.04 on Windows 10 Machine

Postby jshreyas » 27. Feb 2020, 08:36

Also, I have tried

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms virtualbox-guest-utils
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Re: Copy paste not working on Virtual box 6.1 running Ubuntu 18.04 on Windows 10 Machine

Postby emerzon » 27. Feb 2020, 11:36

Also have same issue.
Resolved by manually reinstalling 6.1.2 Guest Aditions on Linux.
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Re: Copy paste not working on Virtual box 6.1 running Ubuntu 18.04 on Windows 10 Machine

Postby tenaka18 » 27. Feb 2020, 11:50

i had the same issue, downgrade virtualbox (host) and the guest additions on the guest from 6.1.4 to 6.1.2 did the trick.

Windows 7 ( Host ) and Debian 10 ( Guest ).
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Re: Copy paste not working on Virtual box 6.1 running Ubuntu 18.04 on Windows 10 Machine

Postby Dfaure » 27. Feb 2020, 12:39

To be noticed that the Debian package pool doesn't have 6.1.2 guest additions available anymore and that the downgrade must be made from the relevant guest addition cd iso :?
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Re: Copy paste not working on Virtual box 6.1 running Ubuntu 18.04 on Windows 10 Machine

Postby Hg201 » 27. Feb 2020, 16:34

Same problem here with 6.1.4 and Ubuntu 19.10 guest.
I will have to run 6.1.2 until this is fixed.
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Re: Copy paste not working on Virtual box 6.1 running Ubuntu 18.04 on Windows 10 Machine

Postby Mannekino » 27. Feb 2020, 17:14

Same problem here. Windows 10 Guest and a Linux Mint host. Copying and pasting no longer works after upgrading.
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Re: Copy paste not working on Virtual box 6.1 running Ubuntu 18.04 on Windows 10 Machine

Postby rnadler » 27. Feb 2020, 18:53

Same problem with 6.1.4 (Win 10 host, Ubuntu 18.04 and Mint 19 guests). Downgrading to 6.1.2 resolves issue.
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Re: Copy paste not working on Virtual box 6.1 running Ubuntu 18.04 on Windows 10 Machine

Postby Dfaure » 28. Feb 2020, 11:58

Related issue: https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/19336

The comment #10 is explaining the cause, and IMHO, this will be solved in the next release.
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Re: Copy paste not working on Virtual box 6.1 running Ubuntu 18.04 on Windows 10 Machine

Postby zakimirza88 » 17. Mar 2020, 09:57

Yes, can confirm.
I have the same problem with copy-paste not working between my Windows host & CentOS guest.
VirtualBox Version 6.1.4 r136177 (Qt5.6.2) with the same version of Guest additions installed.
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Re: Copy paste not working on Virtual box 6.1 running Ubuntu 18.04 on Windows 10 Machine

Postby CBK » 17. Mar 2020, 16:17

Also have same issue.
Resolved by reinstalling 6.1.2 Host on Win10 and 6.1.2 Guest Aditions on Linux.
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Re: Copy paste not working on Virtual box 6.1 running Ubuntu 18.04 on Windows 10 Machine

Postby clintonm8 » 23. Mar 2020, 17:54

I had the same issue as people above.

Here is what I did to fix it:
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apt-get remove -y virtualbox-guest-x11
apt-get remove -y virtualbox-guest-dkms
apt-get remove -y virtualbox-guest-utils
reboot
wget https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/6.1.2/VBoxGuestAdditions_6.1.2.iso
mkdir /media/iso
mount VBoxGuestAdditions_6.1.2.iso /media/iso -o loop
/media/iso/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
yes
reboot
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Re: Copy paste not working on Virtual box 6.1 running Ubuntu 18.04 on Windows 10 Machine

Postby alexko » 8. Apr 2020, 14:21

clintonm8 wrote:I had the same issue as people above.

Here is what I did to fix it:
...


clintonm8 thanks a lot, worked for me as well!
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