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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Use PC-BIOS NUMLOCK flag
On Thu 2008-10-16 21:11:06, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Bodo Eggert, le Thu 16 Oct 2008 20:00:31 +0200, a écrit :
> > On Thu, 16 Oct 2008, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > > Bodo Eggert, le Thu 16 Oct 2008 13:59:49 +0200, a écrit :
> >
> > > > + If you have an alternative firmware like OpenFirmware or LinuxBios,
> > > > + this flag might not be set correctly, which results in a random state
> > > > + of the Numlock key.
> > >
> > > That's an issue. That means that distributions will just not enable,
> > > and thus the flag is not really useful, since people who would
> > > compile their own kernel would very likely have already setup their
> > > initialization scripts into calling setleds +num (or just set LEDS=+num
> > > in /etc/console-tools/config on a debian machine).
> >
> > I hope somebody will pop up and say "Hey, those will create an IBM PC data
> > area, because they run DOS" ...
>
> Mmm, or rather "hey, here are the patches to fix those BIOSes" :)

Broken bioses being around should not penalize working bioses. Patch
looks good to me. Yes, I consider LinuxBios broken in this regard.

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