Enable Num-Lock at boot please

There is an easy fix to this minor annoyance and I’ll hop in the BIOS myself and turn the num-lock on by default at boot, however, I did want to flag it for the Zonbu team.

[EDIT] I checked the BIOS and discovered Num-lock is ON in the BIOS, and noticed it goes off when the kernel starts to boot. So it does appear to be a software issue. I’ll check on it more and report back.

I realize it is personal peference but I know almost no one who doesn’t want numbers, by default, when they use their number pad. Of course I’m also the pointy haired boss, and do a lot of work in spreadsheets…

Out of curiosity, what would others expect the default to be when you sat down at your Zonbu after each power-on? Should the Num-Lock be enabled?

-Mr. Zonbu


4 Responses to Enable Num-Lock at boot please

  1. sdf says:

    num-lock ON by default, of course

  2. Andrew Houghton says:

    I expect num-lock ON by default.

  3. Dave says:

    I always wondered why keyboards (other than on laptops) actually HAD a switch for that.. ON for me, please 🙂

  4. Rigas says:

    The new numlock on setting gave me a hard time:

    I use a wireless keyboard with no extra number pad … so the numbers sit on normal characters ….
    The 4 is on the U, the 5 on I and so on ….

    My keyboard does not have an indicator that numlock ist on …..

    So after the new release was installed …. my password did not work any more.
    Due to a still pending Zonbu bug my screen gets dark when the login screen appears … so I have to enter the password blindy ….

    It took me quite a while …. no I changed my password to the “number free” part of the keyboard …


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