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Re: [vox-tech] Num lock key never locked
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Re: [vox-tech] Num lock key never locked

Not sure how ubuntu does its initscripts, but on my boxes (running Mandriva) 
there is a script, /etc/init.d/numlock, that toggles this.  By default this 
script is run whenever I boot into runlevels 2, 3, or 4, I think.  I don't 
like this behavior and so turned it off.  Try this:

$ man chkconfig
$ ls /etc/init.d/
$ sudo chkconfig --list numlock

To turn it off I did 

$ sudo chkconfig numlock off

If I'm on the right track you could turn it on in a similar way.  Hope this 


On Thursday 26 April 2007 22:34, Tim Coddington wrote:
| On my new 'puter, E4300 Intel CPU, 2Gb, SATAII, AsRock ConRoe945G-DVD
| motherboard (Yea, I can help burn DVD's if I get my burner working).
| newly loaded with Ubuntu 6.1
| It would be nice to make the num-lock key come up in a locked state so the
| keypad would be useful to enter numbers on right away.  I go into the BIOS
| setup utility and alter the value that I think should accomplish this, but
| each time boot is complete, the num-lock is off.  Does Linux have
| something that toggles it off, thus overriding BIOS initial setup when it
| boots?

Aaron A. King, Ph.D.
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Michigan
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