Numlock as standard?
res00vl8 at alltel.net
Wed Aug 17 16:28:01 UTC 2005
>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
>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
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 ;-)
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