numlock ON before logging in

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Mon Aug 20 02:06:09 UTC 2007

On Sunday 19 August 2007, Nils Kassube wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> Because that single button disables a required function in a machine
>> control application, the lack of which could injure someone or break
>> the machine?
>Now, if you have found a working solution, make sure that the numlock key
>can't be pressed accidentially. Otherwise you are in the same bad
>situation where someone might be injured. I think your application is
>VERY dangerous if it depends on the numlock state.

I was fussing in general, but the keyboard in question has an f-key lock 
button, and the SOB defaults to disabling them at bootup.  The next keyboard 
I put on that box will not have that feature or it won't make it to the 

AFAIK, there is no dependency in EMC2, on the numlock state, at powerup, or 
any time later.

Cheers, Gene
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