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    NUM lock default

    Here's a small thing that I find VERY frustrating under Linux -

    The NUM lock default is off - so each time when it is off and I go to use the keypad (which I do all the time) it puts my cursor off in to never never land

    Is there a way to set the caps lock default to on ? (I thought it may have been in BIOS - I am sure it was on an old machine of mine - but can't find it on this one)

    Regards,

    Dwain.

  2. #2

    Re:NUM lock default

    hello,
    i use a tiny program call numlockx
    there are links to it here:
    what you will need to do is install it and add numlockx to the file ~/.Xclients-default (iir you are using rh with a login manager)

  3. #3

    Re:NUM lock default

    Because nothing on Linux is ever as easy as it should be, and because RPM's ALWAYS fail due dependencies.......

    [root@c211-30-183-131 xf86]# rpm -ivh xf86-4.2.0-250.i586.rpm
    warning: xf86-4.2.0-250.i586.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 9c800aca
    error: Failed dependencies:
    /usr/bin/grep is needed by xf86-4.2.0-250
    /usr/bin/sed is needed by xf86-4.2.0-250
    aaa_base is needed by xf86-4.2.0-250
    fillup is needed by xf86-4.2.0-250
    pam_devperm.so is needed by xf86-4.2.0-250
    xf86tools is needed by xf86-4.2.0-250
    libXrandr.so.1 is needed by xf86-4.2.0-250
    [root@c211-30-183-131 xf86]# cd .
    [root@c211-30-183-131 xf86]# cd ..
    [root@c211-30-183-131 downloads]# cd numlockx/
    [root@c211-30-183-131 numlockx]# ls
    numlockx-1.0-1ark.i586.rpm numlockx-1.0-1.i386.rpm
    [root@c211-30-183-131 numlockx]# rpm -ivh numlockx-1.0-1.i386.rpm
    warning: numlockx-1.0-1.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID be21bd90
    error: Failed dependencies:
    xf86 is needed by numlockx-1.0-1
    [root@c211-30-183-131 numlockx]#

    As you can see I tried to find and install xf86 but clearly I am attempting to install the wrong xf86. Do you have any idea where I can find the right one?

    Regards,

    Dwain.

  4. #4

    Re:NUM lock default

    humms... that is strange. try this one,

    http://home.covad.net/~pbharris/files/numlockx

    download it and out it in /usr/bin or $HOME/bin or where ever your $PATH points to then give it another shot.

  5. #5

    Re:NUM lock default

    [quote author=dwainsworld link=board=1;threadid=8692;start=0#msg78579 date=1076897611]
    Because nothing on Linux is ever as easy as it should be, and because RPM's ALWAYS fail due dependencies.......
    [/quote]

    rpm --nodeps -i foo.rpm


    doesn't always work because sometimes you actually need those deps... compile from source, that works :P

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    Re:NUM lock default

    [quote author=dwainsworld link=board=1;threadid=8692;start=0#msg78579 date=1076897611]
    Because nothing on Linux is ever as easy as it should be, and because RPM's ALWAYS fail due dependencies.......
    Dwain.
    [/quote]

    If you use apt-get and synaptic *they* will solve your depends-hell for you.

    Install apt-get first then synaptic .. call synaptic from a terminal and you'll see all that is going on... and no depends to sorry about
    Here's the url to get you started:

    http://voidmain.is-a-geek.net/redhat...must_have.html

    http://www.imodeindia.com/linux/linu...?article_id=54

    HTH,

    Ken

  7. #7

    Re:NUM lock default

    OH MY GOD

    How have I been using linux all this time without knowing about apt-get

    This is just FANTASTIC!!!!!!

    As I type this my machine is updating all the stuff that I just couldn't get up2date to work for.

    I am so blown away - THANKS PANTHEUS.


  8. #8

    Re:NUM lock default

    [quote author=Pantheus link=board=1;threadid=8692;start=0#msg78588 date=1076904650]
    [quote author=dwainsworld link=board=1;threadid=8692;start=0#msg78579 date=1076897611]
    Because nothing on Linux is ever as easy as it should be, and because RPM's ALWAYS fail due dependencies.......
    Dwain.
    [/quote]
    Is that with Redhat or what distros besides Debian?
    If you use apt-get and synaptic *they* will solve your depends-hell for you.

    Install apt-get first then synaptic .. call synaptic from a terminal and you'll see all that is going on... and no depends to sorry about
    Here's the url to get you started:

    http://voidmain.is-a-geek.net/redhat...must_have.html

    http://www.imodeindia.com/linux/linu...?article_id=54

    HTH,

    Ken
    [/quote]

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