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I have on a Xubuntu 16.04 another Xubuntu 17 running in a VirtualBox. I have the bidirectional clipboard share activated and have also installed

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms

on the guest. But even after rebooting I can't copy/paste between the guest and host machine.

I am running Parcellite on the host,could that be a problem?

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You should install virtualbox-guest-x11 package as dkms installs only the drivers. Then run the command VBoxClient --clipboard.

Sources How to fix virtualbox's copy and paste to host-machine?

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