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Bug 78583 - numlock indicator is off but numlock is on after switching from VT to X11
Summary: numlock indicator is off but numlock is on after switching from VT to X11
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 63732
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High trivial (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo X packagers
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-01-18 14:30 UTC by Rickard Närström
Modified: 2005-07-12 16:29 UTC (History)
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Description Rickard Närström 2005-01-18 14:30:22 UTC
sorry for the confusing summery but I diden't find an easy way to explain this bug in just a few words. Here is a full explanation:

I have numlockx to start when starting gdm, and I have /etc/init.d/numlock to my boot runlevel (I don't think this have anything with this bug to do)

when X is started I can change to a VT with ctrl+alt+Fn (no problem there)
when I then change back to X with ctrl+alt+F7 the numlock indekator is turned off. (NOTE: just the indekator I can still write numbers juing the numpad)
To make the indekator turned on again I have to press the numlock key twice (one to shut off numlock and one to turn it on again).

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start X
2. make sure numlock is turned on
3. switch to VT using ctrl+alt+Fn
4. switch back to X using ctrl+alt+F7

Actual Results:  
the numlock indekator is turned off

Expected Results:  
the numlock indekator shuld stay on (or turn on if you don't have numlock in
your VT)

# X -version
This is a pre-release version of the The X.Org Foundation X11.
It is not supported in any way.
Bugs may be filed in the bugzilla at
Select the "xorg" product for bugs you find in this release.
Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions please check the
latest version in the The X.Org Foundation "monolithic tree" CVS
repository hosted at
X Window System Version (6.8.2 RC 2)
Release Date: 12 January 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.10-gentoo-r2 x86_64 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux rickard 2.6.10-gentoo-r5 #1 SMP Tue Jan 18
22:35:37 CET 2005 x86_64
Build Date: 17 January 2005
        Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
# emerge info
Portage 2.0.51-r13 (default-linux/amd64/2004.3, gcc-3.4.3,
glibc-, 2.6.10-gentoo-r5 x86_64)
System uname: 2.6.10-gentoo-r5 x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+
Gentoo Base System version 1.6.8
Python:              dev-lang/python-2.3.4 [2.3.4 (#1, Oct 22 2004, 17:04:02)]
dev-lang/python:     2.3.4
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.59-r6, 2.13
sys-devel/automake:  1.8.5-r2, 1.5, 1.4_p6, 1.6.3, 1.7.9, 1.9.4
sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.10-r2
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="amd64 ~amd64"
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=athlon64 -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3/share/config
/usr/lib/X11/xkb /usr/share/config /var/qmail/control"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=athlon64 -pipe"
FEATURES="autoaddcvs autoconfig ccache distlocks sandbox"
USE="amd64 X aalib acpi alsa apache2 audiofile avi berkdb bitmap-fonts bonobo
cdparanoia cdr cjk crypt cups divx4linux dvd dvdr emul-linux-x86 encode esd f77
fam fla flac font-server fortran ftp gcj gdbm gif gnome gpm gtk gtk2 gtkhtml
imagemagick imlib insecure-drivers java jp2 jpeg junit libwww lzw lzw-tiff mad
mikmod mpeg msn multilib mysql ncurses network nls no-old-linux offensive
oggvorbis opengl operanom2 pdflib php png posix pthreads python radeon readline
rtc samba sdl slang sockets spell ssl tcltk tcpd tiff truetype truetype-fonts
type1-fonts unicode usb userlocales vanilla videos vim xine xml xml2 xpm xrandr
xv xvid zlib"
Comment 1 Olivier Crete (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-01-20 12:35:10 UTC
hmm.. seems like an X problem..
Comment 2 Rickard Närström 2005-01-20 14:23:01 UTC
I found this if it can be of any help:
Comment 3 Tres 'RiverRat' Melton 2005-07-10 16:20:32 UTC
This is a duplicate of Bug #63732
Comment 4 Joshua Baergen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-07-12 16:29:37 UTC
Indeed it is; thank you.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 63732 ***