I have been having problems getting numlockx to work in GDM. I saw a note on
bugzilla #29397 which has been marked as fixed, however I believe that the problem
is not really fixed properly for the following reasons:
1. I cannot find the example mentioned in the FAQ.
2. I think the feature should just work after installation on numlockx!
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install GDM
2. Install numlockx
3. Try to use the keypad.
I would have hoped that the feature would just work after installation without
having to go trying to find FAQs to get it to work and without having to manually
reconfigure xinitrc files etc. which are then likely as not to get accidentally
overwritten during a later package installation.
In order to avoid this problem I propose the following patch to
+ # Start numlockx if available
+ if [ -x /usr/X11R6/bin/numlockx ]; then
+ /usr/X11R6/bin/numlockx on
This should take all of the pain out of getting numlockx working properly after
installation on a system running GDM.
This bug is over 2 years old, is this still a problem for you?
closing as wontfix, due to inactivity by the reporter, and age of the bug. reopen if its still an issue.