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Old 11-07-2005, 05:29 AM   #1
spindles
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kde lost my numpad in 'on' mode


I restarted my computer yesterday, now KDE (and any applications running in KDE) does not accept anything typed on the number pad if it is in 'on' mode. I can still turn numlock off and use the numpad as arrow/navigation keys.

At first the problem also affected the logon screen, but after another restart the number pad keys work in the logon screen, and they work okay if I start a WindowMaker session.
(I don't actually know whether that logon screen is a creature of KDE, Suse or X -- I suspect it is called the KDE splash or KDE welcome screen.)

BTW, this part below from my XFree86 config has been the same from day 1, working fine.
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Section "InputDevice"
Driver "Keyboard"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection
_____________________

Only change to my system recently was the addition of gkrellm to my desktops.
Because when you use Linux you have to put totally cool-looking monitors on your desktop. (And point out to your Windows using friends the part where it indicates 90 days uptime.)
 
Old 11-08-2005, 02:12 AM   #2
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With the computer on, unplug the keyboard. Turn the computer off. Plug the keyboard back in. Turn the computer on.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 03:55 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tip,
unfortunately it didn't work.

But in typing this reply I found the problem -- eek! -- I am a stupid!
I had the Gnopernicus screen reader running -- and "restore previous session" enabled -- just noticed (with the volume turned up) that Gnopernicus is using the num pad.

So it worked out okay, perhaps because now that I know the name of AwesomeMachine I am taking on his nature and have the power to identify KDE problems.
(Yes, your signature has got to me.)
 
  


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