Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 454831
LTC:4.8:201706:Fix numLock on some IBM keybaords
Last modified: 2011-02-22 04:52:46 EST
Emily J. Ratliff <email@example.com> - 2008-07-09 17:31 EDT
1. Feature Id: 
Feature Name: Fix numLock on some IBM keyboards
Request Type: Driver - Feature from Upstream
2. Short Description
This feature is specifically to address a numlock issue on IBM keyboards as addressed in RHIT 174392.
3. Business Case
IBM spacesaver keyboards numlock key will not function
4. Sponsor Priority 2
IBM Confidential: no
Code Contribution: no
Upstream Acceptance: Accepted
Component Version Target:
5. PM Contact: Monte Knutson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 877-894-1495
6. Technical contact(s):
Kevin Stansell, email@example.com
Chris McDermott, firstname.lastname@example.org
7. LTC Manager: Julio Alvarez, email@example.com
Please check the Issue Tracker number, the one above is not correct. Why is
this needed as a feature request rather than an existing bug fix request?
Never mind, I searched down the correct IT myself: 174932
This is not a feature request, this is a bug so I'm putting it on the GSS list.
Patch in hand, devel ack.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products. This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
For us to be able to test our patch, we will need to have one of these keyboards in Westford. If you have one available for testing/verification, please let us know.
Sorry. Ack'ed too early. We may have one in the lab. Dave Airlie will try to reproduce today.
Dave Airlie has reproduced it. Hence, adding QA ack.
you need to specify XkbModel "ibm-spacesaver" in xorg.conf to select the new keyboard layout.
Are we on track to get this into 4.8? What do you need to get this to "Verified"? If you need more testing support, just let me know. Thanks!
I'm really not the guy to ask. If qa was okay with having you test...
Someone from my Team will update the bug shortly.
Having tested on ppc,
now the numlock key can light on or off.
But when the numlock key is on,press number keys 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9,there is no output on the shell.
Press Ctrl+C can't cancel the input.
Please ignore my comment #16,
I have reinstalled the system and number lock key work well on ppc.
Also test on i386, x86_64, the number lock key work well.
Errata test passed
Change status to Verified.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2011-02-22 04:49 EDT-------
(In reply to comment #20)
> An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
> described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
> closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
> on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
> please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
> if the solution does not work for you.
***Reviewed as a part of clean up activity********
Closing this one out as per the last comment