How can I paste something to the VIM from the clipboard?
In Windows "*p works as expected but in Debian both "*p and "+p doesn't work with both clipboard=unnamed and clipboard=unnamedplus.
In Debian, if you want X clipboard support, install the
vim-gnome for Gnome specific extras) package instead of the standard
vim will run normally in the terminal, it is only when it is invoked as
gvim that the GUI is started.
In a terminal
In an xterm I get into insert mode, highlight what I want to copy, then use the middle button, (to trigger paste), ensuring I click where I want highlighted pasted.