Re: Numlock

battled with this one a while ago.

i now use a program called numlockx - do a google on that and you'll
find it (or do a search within your distro). add numlockx to start from
gnome-session-properties and it will always be on when you log in.


On Sat, 2005-02-19 at 23:45 -0500, Bob Barrett wrote:
> First, a comment about responses to requests for help.  I know that the 
> contributors are volunteers, and that they are busy people, but the list 
> exists to help users with problems.  The suggestion is often that the 
> user try to find the solution before they ask.  Where?  Beyond the 
> basics, the online help is frequently little help.  How does one find 
> help on the Gnome web site? lists across the top of the 
> page: About Gnome - Download - Users - Art & Themes - Developers - 
> Foudation - Contact.  Where's the help?  Where's the documentation?  
> Where's the FAQ?  I have looked and looked.
> Enough of that.
> My subject line is "Numlock".  This is the most useless key on a PC 
> keyboard.  I have never used any other type of keyboard.  I don't 
> suppose that many unix OS or application programmers have a number 
> crunching background.  Anyone who has used various calculators for 
> engineering or accounting, etc. would much rather use the keypad than 
> the numbers above the alphabet.  The only other use is as cursor keys, 
> and the PC keyboard has those more conveniently located.  The numlock 
> key should always be on.
> I have been using Slackware and Debian flavors of Linux and it took some 
> digging to find out how to have numlock turned on always.  I have added 
> the proper command to rc.local.  It works great for the console, but 
> doesn't do a thing for Gnome.  I have looked and looked, but cannot find 
> where this can be configured.  I have tried xset, but "xset led on" 
> turns on the third led only (scroll lock) as does "xset led 3".  The man 
> page implies that the number for the numlock key could anything from 1 
> to 32.  I have tried them all.
> I have set "Option "Xleds" "1 2 3" " in XF86Config and xorg.conf and 
> tried xset led in xinitrc.  Nothing works.
> Maybe I'm just dumb, but I can't be the only one who wants to do this.
> I would appreciate any help.
> Bob
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