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Repeated what has worked for me in the past without any success. And no, there's not an option in the BIOS. This sucks. It's a minor issue, but it attacks my laziness which is forbidden! o_0

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  • Install NumLockX: Ctrl+Alt+T, insert: sudo apt-get install numlockx (Ctrl+Shift+V)
  • Open with su lightdm.conf: Alt+F2 insert: gksudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf (Ctrl+V)
  • Insert line: greeter-setup-script=/usr/bin/numlockx on (Ctrl+V)
  • Save it (Ctrl+S)
  • Reboot your computer.
  • Enjoy!
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U da Man! Much Thx –  ConWrite Oct 18 '11 at 18:01
    
Works like a charm! –  Hanynowsky Nov 17 '11 at 11:48
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