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Re: [opensuse] 10.2 Numlock always on
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 22:44:15 -0500
  • Message-id: <457CD40F.2060102@xxxxxxxxxx>
James Knott wrote:
> 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.
>
>

Further on this. The numlock had to be turned off on the system I want
to log in to, not the one I'm using as a remote X terminal.
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