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semargl
February 12th, 2010, 04:26 PM
First of all, this is not famous problem, which solves by unchecking "Allow to control the pointer using the keyboard".

My numpad navigation does not work in console under X. Nor in Konsole/KDE/Kubuntu (9.10), nor in Console/Gnome/Ubuntu (9.04).
It works in graphics applications. It works in system console in text mode (Ctrl+Alt+F1..6) too.
But in Konsole I can't navigate cursor by numpad arrows in Midnight Commander or text editors. When NumLock is on - the numbers are typed. But when it off, nothing happens - cursor doesn't move. The same reaction from Home/End/PgUp/PgDn keys on numpad.

Please help!
I hate navigating in text console by arrows between mainpad and numpad! ](*,)

skief
August 1st, 2011, 08:14 PM
This is quite an old post so I wonder if you have solved the problem already. I have recently had some success solving numpad problems using xmodmap. Did you try that at all?

To get started, you might use xev to see which X events are being generated when you press those keys. Maybe compare what happens when you're in a console, versus when you're in a graphics application.

semargl
August 1st, 2011, 08:22 PM
Hi skief,

To be honest, now I don't remember how I have solved this problem :)

Anyway, thank you for advice!