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Old 11-17-2003, 10:14 PM   #1
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number pad x config?

I have never got my number pad working on redhat or slackware. I am asking this question about my slackware9.1 installation. I have done a search under "key pad", "number pad", and "key board". I sifted through quite a bit of info in the keyboard search with no luck.
Old 11-18-2003, 02:40 AM   #2
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u sure u looked if ur "Num Lock " is on ? sometimes it's out by default when u start up.
Old 11-18-2003, 03:37 AM   #3
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I used to use a little ap called numlockx that'll set your numlock on. You could put it, say, in /etc/rc.d/rc.local. You can probably still find it and it's a simple tarball that'll make an easy slackpack with checkinstall.

That'd be fine for runlevel 3, but if you boot into runlevel 4 numlockx is killed by the new xsession and has to be started again.

That don't matter much if you're into kde since you can go to Control Panel, Periphials, Keyboard and set numlock on when your kde desktop opens up.
Old 11-18-2003, 09:38 AM   #4
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That was the problem, number lock was not turned on. It must turn on by default with windows. I do use KDE so I should be able to do it the way you said. Thanks guys.


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