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I faced a strange function I installed ubuntu 13.10 and all the time the number pad on the right of my keyboard is typing number without pressing Num Lock and when I turn it on It does the job when Num Lock is normally off .

does anyone have this problem ? and any idea how to fix it ?

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marked as duplicate by Mitch, guntbert, Warren Hill, Kevin Bowen, belacqua Oct 24 '13 at 21:57

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can turn it on on boot and you can close it manually? – user84277 Oct 20 '13 at 16:56
by default Num lock led is off but keypad is typing numbers but when I turn it on it does the other function – Mohammad Oct 20 '13 at 16:58
if you want, we can turn it on with led at boot , sync led and keys. – user84277 Oct 20 '13 at 17:00
yes I want to how ? – Mohammad Oct 20 '13 at 17:02
i added it as answer. – user84277 Oct 20 '13 at 17:05
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Install this application :

sudo apt-get install numlockx

Edit this file :

sudo vi /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-unity-greeter.conf

Add Line at the end of file :

greeter-setup-script=/usr/bin/numlockx on

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thanks problem solved . – Mohammad Oct 24 '13 at 20:03
Thank you! I actually had the opposite issue and modified the command to turn off my numlock, since it was always getting in the way :)! (simply used off instead of on :)) – Anton Petrov Nov 2 '13 at 14:41

Enabling numpad at boot will care of problem. With this link you can sync light and keys.

How to enable numpad at boot

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there is nothing in this file : /etc/gdm/Init/Default that I add anything to it or edit it. – Mohammad Oct 20 '13 at 17:30
there is another options too. try others. – user84277 Oct 20 '13 at 19:57

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