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My habit is to use the numblock on my keyboard if I have to type in numbers. Is there a way to enable the numblock in Ubuntu 11.10?

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Yes there is: just press NumLock button on your keypad – zetah Nov 9 '11 at 21:09
Maybe you mean this:… – zetah Nov 9 '11 at 21:11
Press NumLock button: fail. So I'll try the second. – cberg Nov 9 '11 at 21:16
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Try Alt+NumLock, Ctrl+NumLock, Fn+NumLock... one of these may enable NumLock again.

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That was good, thank you! – cberg Nov 13 '11 at 17:09

If u want it to be ON upon start then

Heres wiki

Heres my fast solution so you dont need to read wiki ;) in terminal paste this and press enter sudo apt-get install numlockx && echo "/usr/bin/numlockx on" | sudo tee -a /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc then reboot

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