Num lock status on boot

Henrik W Lund henrik.w.lund at
Wed Sep 22 08:28:31 PDT 2004

Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. wrote:

> Michael Wichmann wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> Just a quick question about this little thing, that bugs me from time 
>> to time:)  Num-lock ist turned off by default after I boot up FreeBSD 
>> 5.2.1. Is there any way to enable it by default?
>> Thanks,
>> Micha
> There's a nifty little package in ports called "numlockx"
> (/usr/ports/x11/numlockx) that worked for me in blackbox/
> fluxbox, xfce, and enlightenment, but doesn't seem to work
> with GNOME, or at least the way I'm calling GNOME now
> (gdm on ttyv0).  I need to get annoyed enough to figure
> out why, I guess.
> I just installed it and put "numlockx" in ~/.xinitrc, before
> the lines starting the window manager ... or much of anything
> else.  Like I said, it worked as long as I was calling "startx";
> I guess now that gdm is starting GNOME for me, I need to find
> another place to call it from...
> Kevin Kinsey 


Have you tried putting it in...
...*.xsession*? :-D

This is equivalent of .xinitrc when starting from xdm as opposed to the 
startx method. I see no reason why gdm should be radically different.

-Henrik W Lund

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