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Re: Emacs hangs on X11 paste--how to diagnose?

From: Robert Thorpe
Subject: Re: Emacs hangs on X11 paste--how to diagnose?
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 20:56:45 +0000

Jacob Gerlach <> writes:

> On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 9:41 PM, Emanuel Berg <> wrote:
>>Did you or someone else successfully
>> integrate the X clipboard with the Emacs `kill-ring'?
> I have
> (setq x-select-enable-clipboard t)
> in my init and I'm able to paste/yank (using C-y) text I copied from
> Firefox (or any other program) into emacs. (Not sure if there is more
> than a semantic difference between yank and paste in this case). I use
> vanilla Ubuntu 14.04 and have never paid much attention to what
> desktop/WM I'm using. I guess it's X based on the docstring, but not
> sure.

I know that two other people have seen this issue.  I've never seen it
though and I use Emacs on Ubuntu (12.04 though) all the time.

Have you tried it with emacs -Q?

If it persists then file a bug-report about it.

Robert Thorpe

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