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|Summary:||Kernel resets or ignores BIOS numlock setting|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Need Real Name <lsof>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Brian Brock <bbrock>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-06-05 11:31:07 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Need Real Name 2003-05-27 17:24:28 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030516 Mozilla Firebird/0.6 Description of problem: My BIOS is set so that numlock should be on. When Red Hat has finished booting, it is not on. Windows had no problem. How reproducible: Always Additional info: Originally filed as bug 87946.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-05-27 17:28:52 EDT
At which point does the light go out?
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2003-05-28 13:27:56 EDT
It's difficult to say - but one of the messages I read as the lines of text flashed passed mentioned that the ramdisk driver had been initiliased. So, after grub and before init runs.
Comment 3 Miloslav Trmac 2003-05-29 09:15:40 EDT
The kernel resets Num Lock. The comments in code mention that on some laptops, Num Lock switched on causes keys uiojklm,. (or other near keys) to act as a numeric keypad instead of letters. I have no idea whether this is true though.
Comment 4 Alan Cox 2003-06-05 11:31:07 EDT
Its one of those "religious" issues. Red Hat could decide to do different things to the mainstream but for such a minor item it is not clear it is helpful. In addition it gets more complicated once people start hotplugging USB keyboards..