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I am using virtual box on ubuntu 16.04 but I am not able copy-paste between my base machine Ubuntu and vm Kali. Based on suggestion I have tried below commands: I have enabled by bidirectional shared clipboard I have installed virtualbox-guest-x11,virtualbox-guest-dkms. I have executed the command service virtualbox-guest-utils start

  • I don't think that copy/paste between host and vm have ever worked. – heynnema Aug 5 '17 at 1:10
  • Copy and paste between my Ubuntu host and any of numerous guest machines works fine. @siddhu619 Have you installed Guest Additions? – Organic Marble Aug 5 '17 at 1:33
  • @heynnema Why say that, I use it all the time! – George Udosen Aug 5 '17 at 15:13
  • @George I'll have to retry it. In the past, it has never worked for me. – heynnema Aug 5 '17 at 15:15
  • Siddhu619, did you add it to the guest OS from the option Insert Guest Additions CD Image – George Udosen Aug 5 '17 at 15:18
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did you try this answer? Specifically, after guest additions installed, open a terminal and type this:

sudo VBoxClient --clipboard

after that it should work even after reboot.

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