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Old 01-01-2008, 08:32 PM   #1
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Set number lock on at boot

Does anyone know how to set the number lock to default to on at boot?
Old 01-01-2008, 10:37 PM   #2
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Which Desktop Environment? KDE, Gnome, XFCE, wm, none???

KDE: Control Center / Peripherals / Keyboard / NumLock Setting

Other DE's have their own way - poke around.

If you do not run X, then there is a solution too. But there are so many options in Linux, you have to help us out here. We are not mind readers.
Old 01-01-2008, 10:43 PM   #3
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If you're really running Etch, as your profile says;

Install console-tools if you don't already have it, then
...add "LEDS=+num" to /etc/console-tools/config

OTOH, pushing on the NumLock key is hardly exhausting.

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Old 01-02-2008, 01:32 AM   #4
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1) kde & thanks

2)Thank you as well and I'm terribly lazy, it's all about convenience.


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