XWin Server fails to start with keymap failure,
Fri Jun 5 13:03:00 GMT 2015
On 04/06/2015 22:46, John T. Kerich wrote:
> I have google the web and found this type of problem in a number of
> locations dating a back to 2011. However, none of the checks so a problem
> and no of the solutions fix the startup problem. See after log.
Thanks for the detailed report.
> [ 5753.129] (EE) Error compiling keymap (server-1)
> [ 5753.129] (EE) xkbcomp exit status 32512
> [ 5753.145] (EE) XKB: Couldn't compile keymap
> [ 5753.145] (EE) XKB: Failed to load keymap. Loading default keymap
I think this is status 0x7F00, which indicates that spawning a shell to
run xkbcomp failed with exit code 127 which means "command not found".
This is somewhat confusing, as you clearly do have xkbcomp.
> This problem started after I updated Cygwin. I uninstalled Cygwin, deleted
> all directories, and reinstalled. No change.
> /var/lib/xkb/, but this directory didn't exist. â Is does.
I don't understand this sentence.
This directory should exist, containing a README.compiled, created by
the xorg-server-common package.
> $ ls -l
> total 0
> drwxr-xr-x+ 1 JohnKerich None 0 May 31 18:15 alternatives
> drwxr-xr-x+ 1 JohnKerich None 0 May 31 18:20 dbus
> drwxr-xr-x+ 1 JohnKerich None 0 May 31 18:15 rebase
> drwxr-xr-x+ 1 JohnKerich None 0 May 31 18:19 xkb
> ls /usr/share/X11 - /usr/share/X11/xkb/compiled/ is pointing (symbolic link)
> to /var/lib/xkb/, - I see no link
This suggestion is very out of date.
If you found these instructions on the cygwin website, please tell me
where so I can update it.
> â¢ Check that /usr/bin/xkbcomp can be run from a bash shell. If that fails,
> see if cygcheck /usr/bin/xkbcomp reports any missing DLLs.
The cygcheck output looks correct. I assume you also checked that
xkbcomp can be run?
> This is all I found googling. I have no idea on how to proceed. Any help
> would be most appreciated.
FAQ 9.15 also refers you to 9.16, which refers on to  for various
software which can interfere
If that doesn't help, perhaps you can run 'strace -o log XWin' and
attach the resulting log file?
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