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[openFATE 310152] Enable Num Look at boot time.
Feature changed by: Pieter De Decker (pdedecker)
Feature #310152, revision 8
Title: Enable Num Look at boot time.

openSUSE-11.4: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Genix Info (genixinfo)
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Enable Num Look at boot time:

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 #!/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): (ttp:// teclado1.
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Translated into English:

#1: Ned Ulbricht (ned_ulbricht) (2010-07-19 01:25:12)
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.

+ #6: Pieter De Decker (pdedecker) (2011-01-01 18:21:00) (reply to #1)
+ 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.

#2: Rastislav Krupansky (ra100) (2010-07-19 06:52:52)
You can enable NumLock during installation. In the "Installation
settings" window click on "Keyboard layout" and there you can set

#3: Genix Info (genixinfo) (2010-07-19 08:56:36) (reply to #2)
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.

#4: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh) (2010-07-19 19:13:31) (reply to #3)
Just change it in /etc/sysconfig/keyboard.

#5: Genix Info (genixinfo) (2010-07-21 22:40:58) (reply to #4)
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.

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