Keyboard (NUM LOCKS) very frustrating ... (is it the PC, the keyboard, the OS, or a combination of all) ...
Posted on 2006-07-10
So, I've tried to find an answer/solution to this in the past, but I had no luck.
I have a Mandrake 2006 system (and this same concern happend to me with all my RH distro roll-outs as well).
When I turn on the PC, and it completes POST, the numlock KEY NEVER comes on (I set this in the PC BIOS) ... I know for certain that NUM LOCKS to the BIOS is OFF.
Now, when I start the Mandrake OS, the NUM LOCK is still OFF UNTIL the 'start' of the INIT process (I see it turn ON).
After I turn it off (so I can log into the system as the ROOT user) ... I then see it TURN back ON again (on its own) after I have finished the root user authenication process (so I think the num locks is being invoked again during the script for the login to the root user).
So, how can I do this:
#1: Turn off the NUM lock during the INIT process
#2: TAKE out the NUM lock statements from the root user scripts
Any other tips suggestions would be greatly apprecaited!