Re: Numlock as standard?

From: taharka (res00vl8_at_alltel.net)
Date: 08/17/05

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    Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 12:54:22 -0400
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    kevin.kempter@dataintellect.com wrote:

    >On Wednesday 17 August 2005 10:28, taharka wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Tim wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Marcus Zingmark said:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>>>How do I get Numlock to be on as standard in Fedora Core 4?
    >>>>>>Would like it for all users if possible.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>Henry Hartley wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>You could just turn it on in the BIOS. Oh, wait, that doesn't
    >>>>work. I still don't understand why Linux cannot simply abide
    >>>>by the BIOS setting and leave numlock alone. Even Windows 95
    >>>>got that right.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>Yes, I find that annoying too. What's more annoying is when you turn it
    >>>on, then go to another window and that application acts as if it's off.
    >>>Even if Linux paid attention to the initial setting by the BIOS, it
    >>>wouldn't help (for that reason). Nearly every application you try and
    >>>type in requires you to toggle the numlock two or more times to get it
    >>>working again.
    >>>
    >>>Does anyone using that extra utility program (which wasn't mentioned in
    >>>the message that I'm replying to) know whether it overcomes this
    >>>particular annoyance? I'm always loathe to install things just to try
    >>>out something.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>Which "extra utility program" are you referring to? There have been
    >>three mentioned in this thread (numlock, numlockx & lock-keys-applet).
    >>Having said that, I can speak for numlock
    >>(numlock-0.1-0.0.yjl.1.i386.rpm) on fc3 which the OP was interested in.
    >>The answer is yes, it does overcome that particular annoyance ;-)
    >>
    >>taharka
    >>
    >>Lexington, Kentucky U.S.A.
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
    >are you running Gnome or KDE ?
    >If you run KDE you can go to the KDE control panel,
    >then go to Peripherals --> Keyboard
    >and select Turn ON, Turn OFF, or Leave Unchanged for the numlock options.
    >Note I believe this only applies to the user upon login?
    >
    >
    >
    I suspect that you are replying to the wrong part of this thread. The OP
    & myself are running Gnome. This thread started on Mon Aug 15.

    taharka

    Lexington, Kentucky U.S.A.

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