yup it really works. thanks.
KDGKBLED: Invalid argument
i should have just posted the hole line out of my start up script D'OH!
basically to make the numlock come on on all the screens it does a mini loop
in that loop it does this:
setleds -D +num < /dev/ttyX
where /dev/ttyx is the console your on e.g. /dev/tty6
have a play
and let us know