Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Jan. 02 2008,08:29
I'm using DSL 4.2.2, but I don't think the release version is of any large relevance.
First, I'll answer your question.
Secondly, I hope we can discuss this topic.
Secondly, I see an option here, though. And I've been researching this issue. It seems like others are having this problem. The discussed, "Oh, just change your BIOS," discussion is not working for many people.
I noticed numlockx exists, so I'll try finding out if that can be implemented into DSL. Other than that, I find it odd that the numlock does not work in a distro such as DSL.
I also noticed that accessx is not implemented into DSL, but it is implemented inside of Feather Linux (which is a remaster of DSL). Regardless, however, the numlock does not work in either version.
If I go into the tty, it works.
Why, though? I don't get it. What about the kernel and distro doesn't allow it? Does it have something more to do with xfree86?
I found more information that may be relevant in the puppy linux forum:
I also found this:
From the looks of it, it seems like this is a complete xserver problem at best. Of course, it would be, though, in simplistic view. But it looks like a remodeling of the entire xsystem has been required in order to manipulate thing. I suspect the DSL developer would know more about this, and I never really got into the whole XFree86 scene; so, my knowledge is limited.