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Old 01-10-2008, 04:38 PM   #1
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Numeric keypad on keyboard not responding


I dual-boot Ubuntu 7.1 and Kubuntu 7.1 on a Dell Inspiron. I normally use Kubuntu, and one day the numeric keypad quit responding. The numlock key toggles the indicator on or off like normal.

Rebooted into Ubuntu and the keypad works fine. Back to Kubuntu, no change. Keyboard is Dell USB as shipped with system. I've checked similar threads and system settings with no success so far.

Would appreciate a little help.

Dave
 
Old 01-12-2008, 10:18 PM   #2
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Have you checked the keybd layout?

Dave;
I don't run Kubuntu, but in Ubuntu from System - Preferences - Keyboard -Layouts, you can check to see if the keyboard layout is still the same as it was, when it did work. I expect its the same or very similar in kubuntu. Possibly an update or a minor glitch has changed your layout to another keyboard make and/or model with slightly different key codes. Cheers.
 
Old 01-13-2008, 07:46 PM   #3
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Hello Thane,

Thanks for the suggestions. I have tried running kskb, which one would think would lead to a solution, but no joy so far. There is also a KDE utility called virtual keyboard that puts a keyboard image on the screen, and clicking on numpad keys shows up on the command line, as it ought to.

You've given me some things to try. If I find out what is going on here, I'll let you all know.

Dave
 
Old 02-12-2008, 05:34 AM   #4
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Any Luck??
 
Old 03-03-2008, 04:29 AM   #5
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Shift-Ctrl-numlock

Try shift-ctrl-numlock.


There is a thread on another forum that explains it. Apparently I cannot post links on my first post...so I'll try and post it later.
 
Old 03-03-2008, 04:30 AM   #6
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See also, this thread:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=82764
 
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:37 AM   #7
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Thumbs up Thankx

The Crtl+Shift+NumLock Worked !!
 
Old 05-26-2008, 03:56 AM   #8
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I corroborate your findings!

I've been living without numlock for a few weeks since my upgrade; a major annoyance. Ctrl+shift+NumLock worked! peter
 
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:13 PM   #9
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Thank you!! Ctrl+Shift+NumLock works great!!
 
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The link is now broken, please fix it.
 
  


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