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[Bug 1247668] Re: NumLock turned off on layout switch


Workaround found on https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/first "10 things to do first in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS"
I added it to /etc/profile (sudo vi /etc/profile)
[ -x /usr/bin/numlockx ] && ( sleep 20 ; /usr/bin/numlockx on ) &
Works fine for me.

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  NumLock turned off on layout switch

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Bug description:
  Extracting from bug 1218322, confirmed there by multiple users:

  When switching the keyboard layout using a shortcut (such as
  Alt+Shift), NumLock functionality is (mostly) turned off.  More
  precisely: it goes into an inconsistent state where pressing numpad 5
  inserts the digit 5, but the other numpad keys move the cursor.
  Pressing the NumLock key turns it off completely (pressing numpad 5 no
  longer does anything), and pressing once again turns it on.

  This means that if someone prefers to have the NumLock functionality
  switched on all the time, they have to press the NumLock key twice
  after each layout change. I find this a huge usability problem.

  (I don't have a LED, so I cannot tell how that one is lit.)

  The bug is not present when changing the layout via the indicator

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
  Package: gnome-settings-daemon 3.8.5-0ubuntu11.1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-12.19-generic 3.11.3
  Uname: Linux 3.11.0-12-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.1
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Sun Nov  3 21:54:37 2013
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-05-30 (522 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
  MarkForUpload: True
  SourcePackage: gnome-settings-daemon
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-10-12 (21 days ago)

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