On Feb 24, 2010, at 7:59 AM, ~suv wrote:

This is an issue with the pasteboard syncing feature between X11 and OS
X - please read the FAQ for a workaround:
"Copying and pasting in Inkscape creates pixellated images instead of
copying the vector objects "

hth, ~suv

There might be some complication due to a bit of random order being employed to choose which data flavors to offer and accept at which times. If you don have this continue, we could benefit from a quick check to see what types are being offered and passed through.