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#1 joe883


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Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:02 AM

When booting I always have to enable Num Lock. Isn't there a way to
fix this so it stays on? I've searched and apparently this goes way back
to other Ubuntu versions? Seems to have been put on the back burner.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:00 PM

From what i've searched numlock = off is default Ubuntu behavior.
This is the solution i found:

Execute the following commands in a terminal

sudo apt-get install numlockx

sudo gedit /etc/X11/gdm/Init/Default

Add the following lines at the end before the line “exit 0″:

if [ -x /usr/bin/X11/numlockx ]; then
/usr/bin/X11/numlockx on

Put off your numlock and restart X by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Backspace

The numlock should be activated now and every time when you reboot


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Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:07 PM

I've been wondering about this too. I use the KDE 4 version of Kubuntu 8.04 and, even though I have enabled the num lock in System Settings, it still turns it off.



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Posted 10 July 2008 - 11:19 AM

FWIW, since I'm the only user on my computer I changed the boot-up user and P/W prompt
by going to Systems>Admin>Log in Window>Security Tab>Checked Enable Automatic
Login>entered my user name and hit OK.
Now when I boot up, I don't have to enter anything, it just boots AND an additional bonus,
the Num Lock comes on after boot up.
I have no security problems here so this isn't for everyone for sure, but it works for me.
Still have to use my P/W to get into areas like Synaptic, but I seldom do that. :thumbsup:

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