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Old 03-29-2006, 05:37 PM   #1
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How Do I Make Num Lock At Startup?


I like numlock to be activated at startup - how do I fix this?
 
Old 03-29-2006, 09:32 PM   #2
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A using simple search tool (google);

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hint...es/numlock.txt
 
Old 03-29-2006, 09:56 PM   #3
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I don't understand what it's saying... I don't know if I have X installed or LFS... I don't know how to compile programs. It would be nice if they included a setting in they keyboard options for this.

I can't work NumlockX out. It seems to want me to compile something. I don't have time to learn how to compile thing just to get the numlock button on. It'll be easier to just press it at startup. Thanks anyway

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Old 03-30-2006, 12:44 AM   #4
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Do this as root

yum install numlockx
 
Old 03-30-2006, 12:56 AM   #5
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In Debian, you can do this:

install console-tools (if you don't already have it)
Using an editor, add LEDS=+num to /etc/console-tools/config

Maybe something like that will work in Fedora, as well.

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I can't work NumlockX out. It seems to want me to compile something. I don't have time to learn how to compile thing just to get the numlock button on.
Learning to compile something as simple as NumlockX would not be a waste of your time.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 08:23 AM   #6
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I downloaded numlockx-1.1.tar.gz with WinXP, put it on a CD and copied it to my FC desktop. When I tried to drag the numlockx-1.1 folder to my desktop the application "wnck-applet" quit unexpectedly - I should inform developers of what happened to help them fix it. When I elected to restart the program, "Workspace Switcher" quit unexpectedly. I chose to reload the panel and try again. This time it worked but "Show Desktop" quit (unexpectedly) as did "Window List".

What does the no smoking symbol mean on top of the .tar.gz file?
 
Old 03-30-2006, 12:07 PM   #7
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I don't know why I am posting this again ... but anyhow ..

I assume you're using Fedora Core 4. If you want to turn on numlock while booting, just type the following as root in your terminal ->

yum install numlockx

And for easy solutions for the most common FC4 problems, refer this site : http://www.fedorafaq.org/
 
Old 03-30-2006, 12:38 PM   #8
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That would be too simple! Instead I'll get yum install gcc and then use gcc to compile the numlockx that I've already downloaded! That link you gave me is useful (thanks) but is their a good source for basic training in terminal commands? Like what the ./ does in ./configure?
And maybe an explanation of some of their weird little extra bits on the file icons in gnome?
 
Old 03-30-2006, 01:55 PM   #9
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Now compiling is too easy?
The . in ./configure means the current direcory. So you excecute the configure file that is in the current directory.
Basic training in terminal commands:http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
Old 03-30-2006, 04:33 PM   #10
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One tutorial says I can type /proc/cpuinfo to find out what the kernel thinks of my PCU. When I try this I get "permission denied", even though I'm logged into root. On what basis is this action denied?
 
Old 03-30-2006, 05:18 PM   #11
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try
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cat /proc/cpuinfo
/proc/cpuinfo is basically a text file. the cat command displays the contents of the file. You don't have to be root to look at it either.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 05:26 PM   #12
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yeah, typing /proc/cpuinfo tries to excecute the file, since it doesn't have excecutable bit set, you get permission denied even for root.
 
  


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