Bug 1754280 - Numlock LED on but it doesn't write numbers
Summary: Numlock LED on but it doesn't write numbers
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell
Version: 31
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian Müllner
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-09-22 13:28 UTC by Juan Simón
Modified: 2020-11-24 16:16 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2020-11-24 16:16:26 UTC
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Description Juan Simón 2019-09-22 13:28:34 UTC
GNOME Shell 3.34.0 on Wayland
kernel 5.3.0-1.fc31.x86_64
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard

I set this gsettings:
org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.keyboard remember-numlock-state true
org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.keyboard numlock-state true

When I enter in Gnome Shell the numlock LED is on but it doesn't work like numeric pad, it works the arrows keys, etc...

Comment 1 Matthew Bunt 2019-09-22 23:55:54 UTC
This has affected me as well since I updated to F31.

To help clarify:
F30 behavior: The state of numlock is remembered between reboots.

F31 behavior: Numlock always starts in the disabled state after a reboot.

Pressing numlock functions normally, but its almost like the remember-numlock-state
gsetting only saves the state of the LED not the actually functionality of numlock.
For example if numlock is ON and the LED is ON and then I reboot, when my desktop
shows back up the numlock will be OFF but the LED will be ON. From that point
pressing numlock will toggle it ON, but the LED will go OFF.

Comment 2 Juan Simón 2019-09-23 06:49:34 UTC
(In reply to Matthew Bunt from comment #1)

Exactly same problem with the remember-numlock-state and numlock-state gsetting. It changes the state of LED but not the numlock behavior itself.

Comment 3 bick 2019-10-05 03:13:57 UTC
I am experiencing the same behavior.  It seems that F31 saves the state of the LED, but always starts with numlock turned off.  Therefore, if the numlock led is on at login, it will be out of sync with the actual behavior (if led is on, num lock is off; if led is off, num lock is on).  However, if the led is off at login, then it will be in sync with behavior (if led is off, num lock is off; if led is on, num lock is on).  This seems to be limited to Wayland for me.  If I log into an X session, the problem is not there.

Comment 4 bick 2019-10-05 03:17:34 UTC
I should have noted that I am using a DAS Keyboard Prime 13.  I have tested the keyboard with nkey rollover disabled and enable and there are no changes.  I experienced this same issue with Ubuntu 19.10 beta.  I was previously using Ubuntu 19.04, and the issue was not present, even when using the Wayland session.

Comment 5 Ben Cotton 2020-11-03 17:03:43 UTC
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