Stopping periodic xkbcomp reports

Daniel Stone daniel at
Thu Jun 12 01:31:38 PDT 2008

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 02:37:58PM +1000, Brad wrote:
> I'm running X Server and every now and then - every
> day or two - the following is logged in my xdm.log:
>  The XKEYBOARD keymap compiler (xkbcomp) reports:
>  > [stuff no-one cares about, tbh]
>  Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server
> By switching /usr/bin/xkbcomp with a stub I've discerned that
> the program is being called by the X server as follows:
>  xkbcomp -w 1 -R/etc/X11/xkb -xkm - -em1 \
> "The XKEYBOARD keymap compiler (xkbcomp) reports:" \
> -emp ">"  -eml "Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server"
> /var/lib/xkb/server-0.xkm
> My X server is otherwise running perfectly, as far as I can tell.  I have
> these xkb options in my xorg.conf file:
> Section "InputDevice"
> [a completely reasonable setup]
> EndSection
> There aren't any errors reported in Xorg.0.log:
> ...
> [completely normal log output]
> ...
> It's a bit irritating with this xkbcomp report being produced every day or
> so.  Could someone point me to where I can find out what I've presumably
> missed in setting up my xorg.conf, or otherwise how to turn it off?

You could have your stub call through to the real xkbcomp and eliminate
-w 1, or just make the code not pass -w 1, I guess? xkbcomp is just

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