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  1. #1
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    Num Lock

    It is disheartening that the num lock is not on by default when I boot up. I was wondering if anyone knows if the option, at least, to have num lock on on boot-up is going to be included in Gnome 2.10? If not, I think it would be a worthwhile addition as it inconveniences users (slightly though) to have to press the num lock button.

    Nothing major, nothing of immediate concern, just a little wish (not that Ubuntu isn't already great).

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    Re: Num Lock

    $ sudo apt-get install numlockx

    Control the state of NumLock
    Provides control over the keyboard number lock from scripts.
    Particularly useful for use with .xinitrc/.xsession or GDM/XDM/KDM sessions
    Included is an optional script that can be used to start numlockx automatically
    in every X session.
    This script was provided by Ariel Shkedi <asdebian@dsgml.com>

  3. #3
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    Re: Num Lock

    nonetheless, it would be real nice to have this included without having to configure stuff via scripts in /etc/init.d etc.

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    Re: Num Lock

    Numlockx works!

    Thanks for the quick replies, guys. Yet another reason why Ubu rocks!

  5. #5
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    Re: Num Lock

    Thanks for letting me know about this great little program.
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  6. #6
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    Re: Num Lock

    Thanks, oseb - this is one of those "little" that can be so annoying...
    "....I'm a user, not a programmer...."

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    Re: Num Lock

    Quote Originally Posted by bdoetsch
    nonetheless, it would be real nice to have this included without having to configure stuff via scripts in /etc/init.d etc.
    Welcome to KDE. Personally, I don't mind a one-time copy and paste into the /etc/init.d or whatever. But if you want it all GUI with one click... KDE.

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