Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 232942
numlock/capslock/scrolllock LEDs don't work in 2.6.20 kernel
Last modified: 2008-05-06 15:22:57 EDT
Description of problem:
With the most recent kernel update (2.6.20-1.2300.fc5smp), the numlock and
capslock lights on my keyboard don't work. The keys do work, just the lights
don't appear. Keyboard is a Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000, connected via USB to
a ThinkPad X60.
The capslock light on the laptop itself does work when I press either the
capslock key on either the built-in or external keyboard, as does numlock when I
use the laptop's built in keyboard.
If I reboot to the previous kernel (2.6.19-1.2288.2.4.fc5smp) the lights work
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ uname -r
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot 2.6.20-1.2300.fc5smp
2. Press numlock and capslock
Numlock, capslock, scrollock lights on keyboard don't illuminate. Type in a
text editor to confirm the keys do work.
Numlock, capslock, scrollock lights on keyboard illuminate.
It looks like this bug has been reported upstream, but there doesn't appear to
have been any activity there for almost a month:
It looks like Ubuntu users are seeing the same problem with 2.6.20 kernels:
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