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Old 01-09-2005, 07:10 PM   #1
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how do I get Num Lock to be turned on by defult on Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS ?

I have to turn on the Num Lock every time I log in. This is little thing, of course, but it is inconvenient. How can I get it to turn on automatically when I log in? (already checked the keyboard preferences, there is no such option ) I am using Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS
Thanks a lot.

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Old 01-09-2005, 07:14 PM   #2
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I've noticed that too with every distro I've ever tried. It becomes annoying -- especially when you have numbers in your password because as you log in to KDE/GNOME, it turns the num lock off again. I have never found a solution to that, but if I come across one in the future I'll be sure to let you know.

EDIT: Search LQ and found that Andrew Benton already posted a solution for KDE. Check out the thread here.

EDIT AGAIN: Alternatively, if you don't want to compile the C program you can just follow the directions here. Hope this helps.

Last edited by Slayer097; 01-09-2005 at 07:19 PM.
Old 01-09-2005, 09:28 PM   #3
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For KDE: There is a setting in the KDE control centre for this.

GNOME: There is a program called setnumlock ( Compile it and add it to the start up programs, under "session" I think. You can add the command to .xinitrc

TERMINAL: "setleds +num" will turn numlock on. However it will turn off again when you start x.

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