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Old 06-20-2008, 01:48 PM   #1
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Number Lock reversed after update


Ever since I ran a big apt update the other day, the number lock on my keyboards act in reverse. When the light's on, the numbers don't register, and vice-versa. I'm guessing it's a bug somewhere in xorg or kde or something, because I have two different systems, an x86 and an x86_64, and it's the same with both of them.

It's not a serious problem in any case, but has anyone else experienced this or know of a bug report or anything?
 
Old 06-20-2008, 05:14 PM   #2
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Huh...I didn't notice until I saw your post, but yeah, mine is doing that as well.
 
Old 06-20-2008, 05:18 PM   #3
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It doesn't happen on a clean console (tty1), only in X. I got into a terminal in X, switched the numlock key so that it was off, then turned off numlockx, then switched it so the light was on, then turned numlock x back on. It seemed to fix the problem, at least for now, but I don't know once I log off again.
 
Old 06-22-2008, 07:43 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tip about numlockx. Toggling it a couple of times fixed it for me too. It also persists through a restart of X at least, but the question of whether or not it will last through a system restart will have to wait until I have a need to shut it down (probably soon though, I have a new pci card sitting nearby waiting for installation). Since the problem seems to be in the X system, however, It seems fairly certain that it will stick.
 
Old 06-23-2008, 06:27 AM   #5
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Yes...the problem returns after system restart.
 
  


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