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Old 09-22-2010, 06:55 PM   #1
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Newly created users can't startx keyboard errors


I have 3 accounts setup on this machine. One is root, one is my own, and one is for my kids. My account and root work fine, but today when I tried to log my kids on, startx fails (it also fails from runlevel4). I have tried creating new accounts and they fail as well. I'm not sure when the issue started, but it's been less than a week I believe. The consistent error which I receive is
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(EE) Error compiling keymap (server-0)
(EE) XKB: Couldn't compile keymap
XKB: Failed to compile keymap
Keyboard initialization failed. This could be a missing or incorrect setup of xkeyboard-config.

Fatal server error:
Failed to activate core devices.

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.x.org
for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
I have tried reinstalling my xkeyboard-config package.
 
Old 09-22-2010, 09:46 PM   #2
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Have a look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log:
Code:
egrep 'WW|EE' /var/log/Xorg.0.log
 
Old 09-23-2010, 12:56 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. The above error message is from /var/log/Xorg.0.log. Ultimately I used slackpkg to roll back from current and back again, overwriting config files both times. I guess that's like using a sledge on a flea bite, but the itching stopped all the same. Marking as solved.
 
Old 11-18-2010, 07:55 AM   #4
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Not really solved is it. I seem to have encountered the same problems as well - exactly the same error - but wiping everything isn't too attractive an option for me.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...evices-845044/
 
  


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