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Old 05-27-2005, 05:15 AM   #1
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numlock is always lit on keyboard


Hello?

I'm using PowerPack 10.1 and I may need to spend
sometime getting used to its environment, but my
keyboard's num lock is always lit when PowerPack
boot up.

My system BIOS has this num lock always off.

Where should I look in PowerPack 10.1 to see if I can
turn this num lock light off?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-28-2005, 01:56 PM   #2
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i do not know the std. way
but this is way to enable numlock maybe u would like to try opposite of this

http://members.cox.net/laitcg/slack1...abling_numlock

regards
 
Old 05-28-2005, 03:07 PM   #3
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Hi masand,

Thanks. I'll look into your suggestion.
 
Old 05-30-2005, 07:21 PM   #4
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Hi all,

Actually, there's a "numlock" module in the /etc/rc.d/init.d
that, I think, might have caused this numlock light always lit
during booting and throughout the PowerPack 10.1 session.

Since my install was the default install, I presume this numlock
module was built that way during the kernel build.

Anyway, now that I've found out the reason why to my original
question, if I just delete this numlock module at the /etc/rc.d/init.d,
will this cause any negative side effects now or in future?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 06:59 AM   #5
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You can type this command in a terminal as root to disable it:

chkconfig --del numlock

It can also be disabled in the Mandrake Control Center, click on System > enable or disable system services.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 07:03 PM   #6
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Hi Tormented,

Thanks for your feedback.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 12:07 AM   #7
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Here is something that might help ya. Open up the Mandriva control center and go to services. Once the window shows the services on the system scroll down and look for numlock and uncheck start at boot.

I hope this helps ya.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 12:16 AM   #8
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Hi jchance,

Thanks for your tips.
 
  


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