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Old 02-15-2004, 01:39 PM   #1
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Error messege "xkbcomp are not fatal to the x server"


I get this when I try to login to X. It started after I installed the Nvidia driver ( Ive edited the XF86Config-4 file) Itll start to load the desktop then take me back to the black command line screen. And it tells me : "xkbcomp are not fatal to the x server"

Is there someting I need to edit in the XF86Config to fix this, or how do I fix this?Thanks
 
Old 02-15-2004, 02:16 PM   #2
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The errors you describe are related to the keyboard, not the video drivers. And they are not causing X to exit. Look in your error messages (you can use Shift+PgUp to scroll) for an error that is described as fatal.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 02:47 PM   #3
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The errors I get look like this when it kicks me back to the black screen

:"WARNING: Symbol map for key (SPCE) Redefined using last definition for conflicting Fields

Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server"

Here is my XF86Config-4 file, is there something wrong with it? Again, all of this started after I download the nvidia driver:

# File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons"
Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Plug'n Play"
ModelName "ViewSonic E771-2"
HorizSync 30-70
VertRefresh 50-120

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce2 DDR (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
Screen "screen1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
EndSection
 
Old 02-15-2004, 03:43 PM   #4
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X gives you a ton of stuff. You are only reporting the last couple of lines. Can you do shit+PgUp to show us more? If not, look in /var/log/XFree86log as root.
#less /var/log/XFree86log
q gets you out of less.
ls /var/log/X* may show the log file if it has a different name on your system.

The previous message suggested your data was for a non fatal error or warning. There likely was something more serious before that.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 04:17 PM   #5
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It says this about 20 times:
:"WARNING: Symbol map for key (SPCE) Redefined using last definition for conflicting Fields"

But the (SPCE) thing is always different, like A501, A502, etc..

This is really stressin me out. No linux for 3 days! Dont know what to do!. It sounds like when i type startx, it goes into the desktop, then it sows it for a split second, the my monitor sounds like it turns off (but doesnt) and goes back to the black screen.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 04:37 PM   #6
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AHA! I Googled for your error message and found this URL:
http://www.mail-archive.com/newbie@l...msg149605.html

It comes from kdm, the KDE display manager. You are using Mandrake and so was one of the fellows in the thread, so it sounds like a misconfiguration.

There is also a reference to similar messages here
http://linuxquestions.org/questions/history/134026

where a fellow was trying to install nvidia drivers.

Try again to read the whole /var/log/XFree86.log file to see if there are more clues.

Try
startx 2>text

to save the output in a file called text...

Last edited by RobertP; 02-15-2004 at 04:40 PM.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 05:20 PM   #7
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KDE Display manager eh? Wow, You know what, right before it started to happen, I remember messing in the KDE display manager. I told it like not to start Xfree of something first. Do you think if I got into it as root and changed it back it would work?
 
Old 02-15-2004, 05:48 PM   #8
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By Golly I did it! LOL, but all I had to do was make a new user!!! I am now using this user as default. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP!!!
 
  


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