[Bug 41425] Turn Numlock ON on GDM Login

joelbryan joelbryan.juliano at gmail.com
Wed Apr 26 02:22:25 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: gdm (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

I think turning on numlock will be beneficial for people who use numbers
in their login names or password.

To do this, numlockx would have to be installed.

numlockx is available in universe,
e.g sudo apt-get install numlockx

and to enable it, modify 
/etc/X11/gdm/Init/Default file and add the following before "exit 0;"

if [ -x /usr/bin/numlockx ]; then
  /usr/bin/numlockx on

this will set numlock on if numlockx is installed.

Turn Numlock ON on GDM Login

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