[MVLUG] meeting next Monday?

Samat K Jain lists at samat.org
Wed Mar 2 21:47:43 MST 2011


On Wednesday, March 02, 2011 08:04:23 PM g wrote:
> By default, Linux starts up with NumLock turned off. This is a holdover 
> from the dark ages and causes headache and confusion for casual users 
> and newbies alike. (Turning off NumLock causes the numpad to behave like 
> cursor control keys instead of numbers.) If toggling the NumLock key 
> while in the virtual machine does not fix the problem, it could be 
> other, bigger issues at play. Let the list know if that's the case.

That makes me wonder… does a computer/Linux know whether you have a real or virtual numpad (e.g. laptops)?

I don't think it does. Having numlock on such systems would be bad/confusing.

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