Recently I switched my Windows Vista workstation for a Fedora 15 workstation, using KDE.
One of the first things I ran into was my NumLock set to OFF after a (re)start.
I personally want my NumLock to be ON for several reasons.
There’s not a way to make this happen in KDE or Gnome, so I did following:
I installed a little tool called “numlockX”.
From the command line you need to type following (as root):
yum install numlockx
With this little tool you can manually toggle your numlock status from command line. However, we need to run numlockx automatically after system startup.
So I created a little script called “numlock.sh” that contains following lines:
To create this script i use nano, as follows:
nano -w /home/<your username>/.config/autostart/numlock.sh
(replace <your username> with the name of your user folder)
Save (<CTRL-S>) and quit (<CTRL-X>) nano, and then make it executable:
chmod +x /home/<your username>/.config/autostart/numlock.sh
….and you’re done.