Re: keymap error when closing X
In message <[🔎] 19991015140105.A761@ookhoi.dds.nl>, Ookhoi writes:
| > I get the following when closing Xwindows.
| > What does this mean?
| > How do I fix it?
| > System: `/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/xkbcomp -w 1 -R/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb -xkm
| -m us -em1 "The XKEYBOARD keymap
| > compiler (xkbcomp) reports:" -emp "> " -eml "Errors from xkbcomp are not fa
| tal to the X server"
| > keymap/xfree86 /var/tmp/xfree86.xkm'
| > xinit: connection to X server lost.
| > I wonder if part of the problem is that 'us' is an empty file in /usr/X11R6
| I have the same message when I _start_ X. As soon as the XDM loginscreen
| is there, or when X is running, the mouse and keyboard don't work. They
| do during boot. Don't know if the message is related with the malfunctioning
| of the keyboard and mouse.
It's not related. Also, it's not an error; if you look closely, the "error"
strings are *arguments* to the command.
It's just the X server telling you that it is executing a command. Said
command has arguments that cause it to document its log output *if it has
any*, which it apparently doesn't because the "Errors from" line only occurs
as an argument and not by itself.
As for the "xinit: connection to X server lost", that usually indicates that
you used CTRL-ALT-BackSpace to abort the X server (although it *could*
indicate the server died for some other reason).
In any case, X server problems are not appropriate for linux-kernel; X
doesn't have a kernnel component.
brandon s. allbery os/2,linux,solaris,perl firstname.lastname@example.org
system administrator kthkrb,heimdal,gnome,rt email@example.com
carnegie mellon / electrical and computer engineering kf8nh
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