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Old 08-03-2003, 12:02 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Turning on Keyboard LEDs on startup


I don't know you guys, but I'm a bit lazy to turn on the Num Lock led each time I boot Linux. Windoze does it automatically. So i did some research and I concluded that in order to do it I must modify the /etc/X11/XF86Config file... There are some references about three LEDs in that file, but I couldn't undertand them. Any suggestions?
 
Old 08-03-2003, 12:40 PM   #2
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on start up my mandrake server does this in a startup file

setleds -D +num

and to take it off:

setleds -D -num

just put that in a start up file and your off
 
Old 08-03-2003, 06:25 PM   #3
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yup it really works. thanks.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 06:32 PM   #4
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...however strangely enough this does not work on RED HAT 9... it gives me this error:

KDGKBLED: Invalid argument
Error reading current flags setting. Maybe you are not on the console?


Any suggestions?
 
Old 08-03-2003, 08:01 PM   #5
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yup it really works. thanks.
no problem



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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
 
Old 08-04-2003, 02:23 AM   #6
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yes i've tested it with that script (infact on mandy it works...) The problem is in RedHat Linux (apologies, that error came up prior to the script), but still no LEDs light after that script (and no errors)
 
  


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