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SubjectRe: usb hid: reset NumLock
On Sun, 1 Apr 2007 14:49:59 +0300, "Pekka Enberg" <> wrote:
> On 3/30/07, Pete Zaitcev <> wrote:

> > Dell people (Stuart and Charles) complained that on some USB keyboards,
> > if BIOS enables NumLock, it stays on even after Linux has started. Since
> > we always start with NumLock off, this confuses users. Quick double dab
> > at NumLock fixes it, but it's not nice.
> What I am seeing on my Thinkpad is that when I boot _without_ an USB
> keyboard NumLock is enabled. Switching to virtual console and back to
> X fixes it which is why I have never bothered to debug it further.
> Perhaps this is related? Should I give your patch a spin to see if it
> fixes the problem?

It's related, but not the same problem. Perhaps the initialization in atkbd
which Dmitry mentioned is not complete. Jiri found a fatal bug in my patch,
but even assuming that it worked, it still would do nothing to you.

-- Pete
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