Scrolling error message from XWin server

Alexander Gottwald
Tue Jan 8 09:22:00 GMT 2002

On Tue, 8 Jan 2002, Joseph Davida wrote:

> 	The XKB is a one shot error message, and it always appears.
> 	I have commented out all xkb... settings from /etc/X11/XF86Config,
> 	so I dont know where they are comming from.
> 	Also, should not the xkb files be part of the Win32 XFree86
> 	distribution? I installed all of the stuff in the distribution
> 	using the script. If the dist does not have these
> 	xkb files, where can I obtain them from?

I don't know if they are, but for some development releases they are

I guess you still have the original XWin.exe installed by 
So XF86Config is not used. If you're using a test release, then use the
switch XkbDisable in XF86Config.

But the Xkb problem should not cause the other error message.

> winShadowUpdateDDNL () - IDirectDrawSurface4_Blt () failed: 887601c2

Please try starting XWin with the config switch -engine 16
If it does not work, replace the 16 by 8, 4, 2 and 1 and see if anything 

> 	I have tried to use xdm. The login banner comes up, but
> 	it does not recognize the passwords. Using the passwd
> 	command to set a particular password does not help. 

Xdm does not work properly on Windows.

> xset q > /dev/null 2>&1 &

What's this? you request status information and direct the output to
/dev/null? That's strange.

Please keep responses to the mailing list. It will help _you_ that more 
people can follow the troubleshooting and may give hints.

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