[ltp] Numlock does not work

Mitchell Gil Maltenfort linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sun, 18 May 2003 17:18:55 -0400

On Sun, May 18, 2003 at 05:44:17PM +0200, Thomas Marquart wrote:
> > can someone please tell me, how to get the num lock key of a Thinkpad X24
> > functioning? I think this needs a modification of my xfree 4.3 config file.
> > Thanks in advance.
> I had the same problem with my R40, where Num_Lock is at Shift-ScrLock.
> I found out the keycode, and then
> xmodmap -e "keycode 77 = Num_Lock"
> helps. The number may vary in your case, use xev to find the keycode.
> Write this line into your .xsession or into the command-field of the
> gkb-applet, as I did.

Another approach, if you use GrellM, is to install the GkrellM-LEDs package.  Gives you a way of activating NumLock, CapsLock and Scroll Lock on the screen.