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Re: [opensuse] 10.2 Numlock always on
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 22:41:37 -0500
  • Message-id: <457CD371.5090607@xxxxxxxxxx>
Randall R Schulz wrote:
> On Friday 08 December 2006 19:19, James Knott wrote:
>> I've just installed SUSE 10.2 on my test system. One thing I've
>> noticed, is that the numlock key is always turned on, when I try to
>> log in. This creates a problem when I attempt a remote login from my
>> notebook computer, as some of the password characters become numbers.
>> I have tried setting numlock to off, in the peripheral settings, as
>> has worked in previous versions, but it doesn't appear to work with
>> 10.2. Any suggestions?
> I don't get it. The NumLock mode only affects the interpretation of the
> Home (7), UpArrow (8), PageUp (8), LeftArrow (4), (5), RightArrow(6),
> End (1), DownArrow (2) and PageDown (3) keys.
> I don't see how that relates to the problem you describe, since one's
> password cannot include cursor navigation keys.

The problem occurs when I try to use my ThinkPad for a remote login. On
most notebook computers, numlock causes some of the letter keys to
become numbers. For example, with numlock on, J becomes 1, K becomes 2
etc. It didn't cause problems for desktop systems and full size keyboards.

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