Linux clipboard utilities lead to frustration and defeat

“Naww, nothing is running. It turns out that xclipboard doesn’t
work with Gnome. Kind of a stupid error message and you’d think
that the man page might have mentioned that, but hey, maybe it used
to and just needs an update. Is there an update? Let’s fire up the
package manager and see. Strangely, a search for “xclipboard” said
that no matching software could be found. So it’s installed, but
the package manager knows nothing about it. OK, moving on…”