[pve-devel] [PATCH docs v14 6/6] add VNC clipboard documentation

Markus Frank m.frank at proxmox.com
Tue Nov 14 10:22:56 CET 2023

Reviewed-by: Dominik Csapak <d.csapak at proxmox.com>
Tested-by: Dominik Csapak <d.csapak at proxmox.com> 
Signed-off-by: Markus Frank <m.frank at proxmox.com>
 qm.adoc | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 18 insertions(+)

diff --git a/qm.adoc b/qm.adoc
index 55a4728..cd0d907 100644
--- a/qm.adoc
+++ b/qm.adoc
@@ -817,6 +817,24 @@ Selecting `serialX` as display 'type' disables the VGA output, and redirects
 the Web Console to the selected serial port. A configured display 'memory'
 setting will be ignored in that case.
+.VNC clipboard
+You can enable the VNC clipboard by setting `clipboard` to `vnc`.
+# qm set <vmid> -vga <displaytype>,clipboard=vnc
+In order to use the clipboard feature, you must first install the
+SPICE guest tools. On Debian-based distributions, this can be achieved
+by installing `spice-vdagent`. For other Operating Systems search for it
+in the offical repositories or see: https://www.spice-space.org/download.html
+Once you have installed the spice guest tools, you can use the VNC clipboard
+function (e.g. in the noVNC console panel). However, if you're using
+SPICE, virtio or virgl, you'll need to choose which clipboard to use.
+This is because the default *SPICE* clipboard will be replaced by the
+*VNC* clipboard, if `clipboard` is set to `vnc`.
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