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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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