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Enable Num Look at boot time.

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openSUSE-11.4
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Enable Num Look at boot time:

http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-help-here/looking-something-other-than-support/440772-suggestion-include-these-features-keyboard-including-activation-pattern-num-lock-key.html

Enable Num Look at boot time, through this tip:

> How do I start for the Num Lock always enabled?

# man setleds

or put this script in the last line of rc.local

numlock.sh #!/bin/bash INNIT=/dev/tty[1-8] for tty in $INNIT; do setleds -D +num < $tty done

This link has this and many other tips for the keyboard:

Original (Brazilian Portuguese):

http://www.zago.eti.br/ teclado1.txt

Translated into English:

http://translate.google.com.br/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zago.eti.br%2Fteclado1.txt&sl=pt&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png N. U. wrote: (3 years ago)

Enabling NumLock at boot would be very annoying on ThinkPads (and possibly other laptops) that overlay the numeric keypad on top of the alphabetic keys.

icons/user_comment.png P. D. wrote: (3 years ago)

Disabling NumLock at boot is very annoying for people who don't have QWERTY keyboards.

QWERTY users can use the numbers on the top of the keyboard. I'm an AZERTY user (
image ), so I have to hold Shift to use the numbers on top of the keyboard. Therefore many non-QWERTY users utilize the numpad extensively. This isn't possible if NumLock is switched off.

Clearly, no default setting will satisfy both ThinkPad users and international users. Therefore I think it's best to show a checkbox during install that lets you modify this setting.

icons/user_comment.png P. D. wrote: (3 years ago)

I've opened
"Add 'Enable/disable numlock at startup' option to installer and YaST" . Vote
here .

icons/user_comment.png R. K. wrote: (3 years ago)

You can enable NumLock during installation. In the "Installation settings" window click on "Keyboard layout" and there you can set NumLock.

icons/user_comment.png G. I. wrote: (3 years ago)

This configuration could come separately, at the time of installation, as well as in the MBR of the HD, could have the option to enable or disable Num Look, at the time of installation.

icons/user_comment.png J. E. wrote: (3 years ago)

Just change it in /etc/sysconfig/keyboard.

icons/user_comment.png G. I. wrote: (3 years ago)

This idea to change in: / etc / sysconfig / keyboard, does not seem feasible, because my suggestion is to do this in an easy and quick, especially for new users.

Last change: 2 years ago
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