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On Fedora 19, when I run xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap it locks my display for about 15-20 seconds. The command completes successfully, but I am unsure of why it takes so long. I'm assuming there is an X module that has to be reloaded, or something like that.

Is there a way to make it faster?

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I assume you are using Linux? –  terdon Aug 1 '13 at 15:28
How large is your .Xmodmap file? Can you run time xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap and also strace -f -tt xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap? –  Etan Reisner Aug 1 '13 at 15:33
@terdon Yes, Linux. Fedora 19. Updated the post with that info. –  mwcz Aug 1 '13 at 15:58
@EtanReisner 248 lines. I have tried time but it reports 0.02s. That's what makes me think there is some part of X that is consuming most of the run-time. strace reports approximately 0.02s as well. –  mwcz Aug 1 '13 at 16:02
Can you post the output from those commands? Also what do you mean exactly when you say your display locks up? –  Etan Reisner Aug 1 '13 at 16:06

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