For a long time I have been starting X from runlevel 3. For the past week I decided to try runlevel 4 for a while. Broaden my horizons and all that.
When I checked the kdm.log [grep '(EE)' /var/log/kdm.log] I found the following error messages:
(EE) Error compiling keymap (server-0)
(EE) XKB: Couldn't compile keymap
There are no such errors in Xorg.0.log when starting X from runlevel 3.
Surfing the web revealed similar reports but I never found an explanation or solution.
As a troubleshooting effort I next tried XDM. I found the same error messages in xdm.log.
I realize KDM originally is derived from XDM and possibly therefore such a test is hardly conclusive.
I changed from the proprietary nvidia drivers to the standard nv drivers. Same results.
I do not have GDM or SLIM installed and could not test.
Would somebody else please verify these error messages in kdm.log and xdm.log?
And whether the errors appear in the SLIM or GDM logs too?
The error messages seem harmless but error messages always bug me.