I'm running desktop (well, laptop) linux for the first time since I left pygar.isi.edu behind in early 2005.
Trying to cut and paste from an xterm into firefox (actually iceweasel). I copy something (in as much as I remember how xterm copy-on-highlight works). Go to iceweasel and choose edit paste. Get something else completely different. Not random shit. Just some other paste.
A day later, after chatting on #lug, I realise ... *OF COURSE* ... the clipboard I get by pressing my new middle mouse button (I was on a mac before) pastes from a different clipboard than edit... paste does.
#lug also gave me this:
20:34 < philsnow> autocutsel should be installed by default 20:35 < philsnow> it will synchronize the primary and clipboard x selection buffers 20:35 < milki> but thats like losing a buffer 20:37 < philsnow> i don't know of anybody who _likes_ the separation of primary and clipboard in x 20:38 < philsnow> i generally use primary exclusively until i find some PoS site that uses some contrivance to not actually select things when you select them
I've been using linux since ~1995 and I pretty much have no fucking idea what they are talking about.
Truly this year will be the year of the linux desktop.