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Old 06-08-2020, 10:40 PM   #1
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Num Lock on startup on Bodhi


Recently I installed Bodhi on my old 32 bit computer. The I have been reading all the documentation that I can find. My understanding of the OS is improving but I still have not a way to lock the num lock on startup. I have found in the Settings panel> Input a keyboard configuration "Button" but it is empty. My keyboard model is not in the list provided.

My question how do I configure Bodhi to automatically lock the Num Lock on startup?
 
Old 06-08-2020, 11:31 PM   #2
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If it's not too old: http://ossisoft.dk/blog/?p=37
...from searching the internet for, Bodhi numlock?

Edit\add: I did post this without knowing what desktop environments you're using?
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Recently I installed Bodhi on my old 32 bit computer. The I have been reading all the documentation that I can find. My understanding of the OS is improving but I still have not a way to lock the num lock on startup. I have found in the Settings panel> Input a keyboard configuration "Button" but it is empty. My keyboard model is not in the list provided.

My question how do I configure Bodhi to automatically lock the Num Lock on startup?

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Old 06-08-2020, 11:41 PM   #3
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Num Lock on startup on Bodhi

Install numlockx package
 
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Old 06-08-2020, 11:44 PM   #4
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If it's not too old: http://ossisoft.dk/blog/?p=37
...from searching the internet for, Bodhi numlock?

Edit\add: I did post this without knowing what desktop environments you're using?
looks like it might be a bit dated as stock bodhi uses lightdm these days.
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I have found in the Settings panel> Input a keyboard configuration "Button" but it is empty. My keyboard model is not in the list provided.
if we are looking at the same settings (settings -> input -> keyboard) there is a third tab for options. well down that list there are some pertaining to num lock.
 
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Old 06-09-2020, 08:49 AM   #5
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...looks like it might be a bit dated as stock bodhi uses lightdm these days.

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With Debian I usually do a netinst but if not I download the full (non-free) KDE .iso, never know, unless?
 
Old 06-09-2020, 10:37 AM   #6
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Install numlockx package
This is what I use also. Install it and add to startup commands:

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sudo apt install numlockx
echo numlockx >> ~/.e/e/applications/startup/startupcommands
 
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Old 06-09-2020, 01:19 PM   #7
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https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Numlockx
 
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Enigma9o7: Is it needed to add numlockx to startup apps? I am not 100% sure but package should manage it by itself. I need to check out...

Stefan

EDIT: yes, inside the package is a startup script
http://www.enlightenment.org/ss/e-5e...0.94721876.jpg

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Old 06-09-2020, 01:32 PM   #9
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Num Lock on startup on Bodhi

I've installed NumLockX and the problem has been solved but replaced with another. Now the capLock comes on automatically when I reboot. Back tracking to see if I've changed something I shouldn't have.
 
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LOL

https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-...ate-caps-lock/
 
Old 06-09-2020, 04:45 PM   #11
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tried xmodmap but couldn't get it to work. Used example suggested with no results. Did have some success with setxkbmap:
Code:
setxkbmap -option "caps:none"
setxkbmap -option
The first line removes the Caps lock key function; the second returns it

Still studing. Thanks for the input.
 
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Old 06-09-2020, 05:44 PM   #12
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Enigma9o7: Is it needed to add numlockx to startup apps? I am not 100% sure but package should manage it by itself. I need to check out...

Stefan

EDIT: yes, inside the package is a startup script
http://www.enlightenment.org/ss/e-5e...0.94721876.jpg
So I figured out what you mean. So another way to that should work, instead of putting it into startup commands, is edit /etc/default with sudo and change the last line to NUMLOCK=ON, or alternatively NUMLOCK=KEEP if your pc boots with numlock on or has such a setting in bios.


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# Configuration file for numlock:
# State of numlog on start of X session
# Accepts following options:
#  auto - turns numlock on unless ran on laptop
#  on - turns numlock on
#  off - turns numlock off
#  keep - does not change numlock state
#  toggle - toggles numlock state
NUMLOCK=auto
It also seems to imply it will behave differently on a laptop than desktop by default. It suggests that without changing the file, it will turn it on for desktops and off for laptops! I'm on my laptop now but I do have some desktops too, but don't think they turned it on automatically either.... will verify sometime... maybe can remove numlockx from my startup on those machines... but I really dont think so cuz I started using numlockx on a desktop before I ever put bodhi on my laptop...

I wonder how it decides if a computer is a laptop.

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Old 06-09-2020, 09:16 PM   #13
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When I posted this thread I wrote that I was re-configuring an old 32 bit computer. I automatically assumed that readers would assume that I as talking about a desktop. The use of NumLockX has worked. The NumLock came on but also the Caps Lock. To find out if the problem is related the NumLockX. I rebooted using another more modern wireless keyboard and the Caps lock problem did not occur which centers the problem with how Bodhi identifies my old keyboard. It is an interesting problem but for me not very important. I've even found a site with code to cancel the Caps Lock and transfer it to a simultaneous pressing of both shift key to activate the Caps Lock.https://www.linux.com/training-tutor...-keyboard-xkb/
 
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Old 06-10-2020, 05:29 AM   #14
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They're still making some cheesy little, two in ones, (e.g.: RCA @Walltart) with 32 bit processors, plus some old laptops are still worth running thanks to Linux; or, on and on with another example, single board computers(&c.).
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I wonder how it decides if a computer is a laptop.
Battery?

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Old 06-10-2020, 08:46 AM   #15
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thank you for sharing that. i had been looking for a little more info about xkb settings.
 
  


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