Strange entries in xsession-errors

Mark Fraser kde at
Sat Jul 28 11:33:28 BST 2007

On Saturday 28 July 2007 11:03:53 Daniel Pittman wrote:
> Mark Fraser <kde at> writes:
> > Just taken a look in my .xsession-errors file and I noticed some odd
> > entries such as:
> >
> > /usr/bin/xmodmap:  unable to open file '/home/mfraser.Xmodmap' for
> > reading /usr/bin/xmodmap:  1 error encountered, aborting.
> [...]
> > Any ideas what these errors mean? My main concern is the Xmodmap
> > error.
> xmodmap is an older tool for changing the binding between keys on your
> physical keyboard and their meaning to X -- such as making the 'Caps
> Lock' key act like 'Control' or changing the keyboard layout to dvorak
> in software.
> The specific error there is that something is instructing xmodmap to
> read the "standard" set of per-user keyboard maps but, since the file
> doesn't exist xmodmap complains.

The thing that was concerning me was that the path didn't look right:

shouldn't there be a '/ after mfraser /home/mfraser/.Xmodmap ?

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