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OK, my first question...

On a Sun Ultra-1 Sparc workstation running Solaris 2.5.1, X-Windows and CDE (ver?), the Num Lock key when on is causing many important keys to stop working in several applications, keys not on the number keypad, like the function keys, even return, etc.

I want a way to set the Num Lock key to a certain state (off) and lock it so it cannot change state again during that session.  Then hopefully be able to map the key as a normal functioning key for application use.

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I have searched through Deja News and while people asked this question, and some implied its possible, no solutions.  Also, there were many similar questions about how to control that Num Lock key, and why is it such a problem.

Give me your best solution and easiest solution.
Brian Foddy
bkfoddy@skypoint.com
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Here is what I would do: there are tools which dissallow the Stop(L1)-A interrupt. Get the tool, look how it works (actually it checks keyboard action on quite a low level and remaps that key-combination) and adabt it for the numlock key. E.g. there is disable-L1-A.tar.Z from several ftp servers. Use an archie client to search for it.

I am shure it will lead you into the right direction.

Peter (pxh@mpe-garching.mpg.de)

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