There is no problem in other OS. Default expected behavior for standart PC - is that you:
- Set up NumLock initial status in the bios
- It remains same in bootloader
- It remains same at login screen
- It remains same in desktop session, until you intentionally change it.
So here seems to be a problem, in some "malicious" code, that forcefully disables it, during boot. Question is: What exactly disables it? What binary? Or what source file? Can I remove it, at least locally, on my machine, in order to stop Ubuntu from changing NumLock state at boot?
Or maybe that's a tweak, like
Troubleshooting features >
[V] Force disable num lock at boot, that was occasionally enabled by default?
I've concluded some searches, what I've found is that:
- Official information is outdated. There is no such menu in Ubuntu Settings as per 18.04 LTS.
- A couple of threads, here and there, are also not answering where does the illness seats.
- Installing and using
numlockxis a stub. Why do we need disable (initially enabled) NumLock, and then use additional software to re-enable it? Such an advice really sounds like somthing "conceptually wrong".
Can you help to find out, where is the disease source, and how to fight it?