Fedora SPICE: Cut and Paste between Guest and Host

If you’re already using SPICE with your Fedora or RHEL guests and you are not using the SPICE guest agent, you should seriously consider installing the spice-vdaguest guest agent.

What functionality does spice-vdagent provide? Amongst other things, the following:

  • Move mouse continuously within guest and client without pressing Shift-F12
  • Copy and Paste between guest and client
  • Automatic guest resolution adjustment while entering fullscreen mode

To install spice-vdagent on Fedora 15/16 or RHEL/CentOS 6/6.1:

# yum -y install spice-vdagent
# chkconfig spice-vdagentd on
# reboot

A reboot is necessary.

See here if you want to information on the SPICE agent protocol.

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