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Ubuntu 20.04; Some repeat keys are "overshooting"

So I've just set up Ubuntu 20.04 on a new laptop (HP Envy 2022, i7-1260P) and I've noticed a strange phenomenon with repeat keys. If I'm typing and want to repeat the letter "h", I hold down ...
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I need to enable numlock on the console /dev/tty{1..6} but there is no /etc/rc.local file on ubuntu focal, what is the canonical way to do that? [duplicate]

I need to enable numlock on the console /dev/tty{1..6} with setleds (numlockx for is dedicated to X11) : #!/bin/sh -e # Turn Numlock on for the TTYs: for tty in /dev/tty[1-6]; do /usr/bin/...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS treating numpad as if numlock is on over SSH?

I've recently begun switching some machines from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS and have noticed a peculiar behavior. When connected over SSH, the new machines all seem to act as though numlock is on ...
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Make NumLock default

I would like to make NumLock default. I follow https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NumLock However, In the settings I cannot find anything called "Keyboard Preferences". I am working in Ubuntu ...
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Numlock always ON

I want Numlock to be always ON in Kubuntu, right from the login screen until shutdown, and then with every restart. The instructions available on various websites explain the steps in a manner that ...
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Cannot deactivate num key anymore

Somehow I pressed accidentally a key combination such that the 'num key' was always activated (the light on the num key was always on). I could not find a way to deactivate the num key afterwards. ...
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Numlock default off on boot

Every boot, my NUM-lock is off. Few weeks back always on. I don't have this function in BIOS. So I think, this issue came with some an update. Any advice? I don't like to try numlockx . Thank you.
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Lock keys panel indicator for MATE Desktop. Num Lock indicator stays on

I have activated the Mate Tweak for "Enable Keyboard LED" which works for CapsLk but NumLk stays on all the time after first activation. Any suggestions for curing this annoyance would be ...
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How to set 'numlock on' as default at login screen in Kubuntu 20.10?

This is my keyboard settings on Kubuntu 20.10: As you can see, numlock is on when plasma starts up; but it is not working. How can I fix it? Note: I didn't choose keyboard model; because I don't know ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 with kubuntu /Plasma enable numlock on login

Hi I went through a lot of solutions and tried a couple of them. But till so far no progress. I went through Activating numlock on bootup - ArchWiki without succes. I installed numlockx sudo apt ...
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How to get an USB keypad (numpad) working alongside with the main keyboard without the main keyboard writing numbers?

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on a netbook and when connecting a USB numeric keypad, and activate the Num Lock function, the letters on the main keyboard also works as numbers (I mean, U is 4, I ...
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Custom num lock keypad layout

I, like many people, keep the num lock key enabled all the time. However, I would like to create a custom XKB keyboard layout that maps the keypad with num lock off to what would normally be the ...
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how can I set num lock on as the boot default in Ubuntu 20.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 Friday and have lost num Lock on boot - how can I set the system so that the keypad Num Lock is set on boot?
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My Numlock key light won't turn off when system Shutdown

Although my Numlock key still work, its light won't turn off when i shutdown the machine. The same thing happens with my wifi receiver. When the wifi turns off or system shutdown, the wifi receiver's ...
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Make numerical keyboard (num lock) active by default on Ubuntu Server

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.3 Server (i.e. no graphical interface, only terminal) as a virtual machine of VirtualBox. How can I make the numerical keyboard active by default directly after Ubuntu is ...
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How to stop Ubuntu from changing numlock state on boot?

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 ...
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Geany switching on Numlock - how to disable

I always use the number pad as a directional controller and I have disabled it system wide. However geany is turning numlock on. How do I prevent this?
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How to enable numlock at boot time for login screen in Ubuntu 18.04?

I have a fresh 18.04 install and would like to enable the numlock key for login, without switching to the older lightDM. I saw this, this and this, but when trying the gdm approach I get: Command 'gdm'...
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How to disable numpad digits in Ubuntu 18?

I have a work laptop with numpad keys, and the navigation keys (home/end, page up/down, insert, delete) are also there. And their behavior depends on Numlock key state. I don't have a habit of using ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome, numeric keypad not working

Did the following as normal user and reboot, still not working gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.keyboard numlock-state Did the above as root got answer: (process:3378): dconf-...
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My Numerical keyboard is not working 18.04

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed with Gnome Desktop. My keyboard numerical keyboard is not working even after installing numlockx and checking that is showing ON from Dconf[]
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NumLock light ignores NumLock key on MSI laptop in 18.04

The numlock key works normally on my MSI MS-1759 laptop, but its indicator light does not. When the button is pressed, numlock toggles on but its light stays off. Via terminal it can be forced open ...
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Systemd won't turn numlock off

I HATE the fact that my numlock light stays on after shutdown! I prepared a unit file like this one [Unit] Description=Turn Num Lock off before shutdown RequiresMountsFor=/ #dunno if needed, just in ...
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Desktop 18.04 always with Numlock on? [duplicate]

Is it possible to start Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 always with Numlock on? In 16.04 it works with the file /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/99-numlockx.conf.
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How to set 'numlock on' as default at login screen?

In Ubuntu 16.04 i was able to open numlock on login screen as default with the help of this url: How to enable numlock at boot time for login screen? However it doesn't work with Ubuntu 18.04.It ...
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Disabling numlock in session startup does not work

I am trying to disable my numlock key using the following command numlockx off && xmodmap -e "keycode 77 = """ It works so I wanted to this command to be run automatically at the start of ...
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Disable numlock at startup? Ubuntu 16.04 xkboptions

The numlock and capslock keyboard light toggling crashes my computer (this is not the subject of the question). I am trying to deactivate these two keys at startup. I modified the /etc/default/...
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How do I turn Numlock ON for login screen Ubuntu 17.10 Wayland

I know this question comes up a lot, and I've seen some answers. But the thing is, from what I understand numlockx is made for Xorg and does not work on Wayland. I saw that some implementations of ...
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Can't find weston.ini on Ubuntu 17.10 to turn on Numlock

From my basic understanding Ubuntu 17.10 now uses Wayland instead of Xorg, even though it is still possible to switch between the two. I want to have my numlock key ON when I enter Ubuntu. I read ...
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Help me set NumLock on external keyboard different from internal laptop keyboard

I have an Entroware laptop with Ubuntu 16.04 installed. I have attached an external logitech wireless mouse and keyboard set through a USB port. Now, whenever I change the NumLock status on the ...
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Ubuntu Server 17.04 enable numlock without desktop environment [duplicate]

In earlier Ubuntu versions I would do: sudo apt-get install numlockx sudo sed -i 's|^exit 0.*$|# Numlock enable\n[ -x /usr/bin/numlockx ] \&\& numlockx on\n\nexit 0|' /etc/rc.local But ...
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How can I get a numlock notification like the volume notification in Gnome 3?

In GNOME 3 the audio change notification looks like this: Can I get a caps lock or num lock icon like it?
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Drevo Calibur 71 TKL Bluetooth Key Confusion

When I boot my computer I can use the bluetooth keyboard to log in, but after login the keys don't seem to work.
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Numlock on login screen on Ubuntu gnome 16.10 [duplicate]

Numlock is not enabled on my ubuntu gnome 16.10 login screen. It was perfectly working with 16.04. I tried several tricks but none of them works: - adding numlockx in /etc/rc.local => no difference - ...
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Can't turn on numlock in Gnome shell textbox but everywhere else is fine

Recently, I opened Synaptic and type my password (which include numbers) and notice that numlock isn't turned on no matter how many times I hit numlock button. Then I return, open other programs (...
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Numlock disables itself after use

Ever since I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS my numlock does not work the way it should. Everytime I enable it, press one of the numlock keys, it disables itself. Can I make this behaviour stop somehow? ...
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Disable Numlock

I've just started using a program that needs the numberpad activated, so I've been using numlock on my laptop (FN + NumLk). But now, every time I turn off my computer and turn it back on, numlock is ...
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Turn on num lock before request for passphrase to unlock full encrypted disk

How can I automatically switch on num lock before request passphrase to unlock full encrypted disk (LVM)?
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Why does NumLock LED not shine while NumLock mode is on?

I often notice that the NumLock LED is off although NumLock mode is on actually and the numeric keypad works as it is meant to when NumLock is on. Pressing NumLock twice (to turn it off and on again) ...
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NumLock turns off when switching layouts, how can I fix it?

It looks like I have a bug in 16.04; when I switch keyboard layouts, NumLock is turned off. How to fix this?
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Annoying Numlock bug in ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu on a laptop that doesn't have numlock.. and for some reason Ubuntu keep enabling numlock messing up my keyboard layout... u become 4, j become 1, m become 0... ect ect. I been ...
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NumLock turns off after GRUB

In the BIOS settings, NumLock is turned on. The NumLock will continue to turn on but after you choose your OS with GRUB it will turn off automatically. The NumLock is still on while on GRUB screen ...
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Keyboard LED panel indicator for Unity Desktop

I own a notebook running Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity DE that does not have any keyboard LEDs to indicate NUM-Lock or CAPS-Lock states. It would be useful for me to see them anyway, ideally through an ...
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How do I make my system keep the numlock turned on at startup?

How do I make my system keep the numlock turned on at startup? I am puzzled by this defect, and I want to solve this without having to install an external program as I am convinced that there is a ...
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Disable numlock warning on lock screen for notebook

I own a notebook with separate number pad on the keyboard and running 16.04. On the login screen/lock screen, I see a grey warning triangle in the password input field telling me that NUM-Lock is on. ...
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Enabling numlock

I want numlock enabled everytime when Ubuntu starts. Here I found a guide how to do it, I just can not get into "Keyboard Preferences". When I go into "Keyboard" there are just "Typing" and "Shortcuts"...
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Numlock & Capslock lights wrong after Lubuntu wake-up

If I suspend my Lubuntu with either or both the numlock and capslock lights on then later wake it I find both lights off on my keyboard (Micro$oft 600). Both numlock and capslock remain in the same ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - Turn NumLock on and disable NumLock key permanently

As the title suggests, I'm looking for a way to turn NumLock on and disable the NumLock key permanently. There is a solution here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NumLock, but I've not been able to ...
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Why does Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus have a Numlock warning

The newest version of Ubuntu has a new nifty feature: a big exclamation mark warning in the password box when you have Numlock on at login. When you mouse over the warning: Why would the user be ...
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"The system is running in low-graphics mode" when I try setup autorun numlock on

Ubuntu 14.04. I like turn on numlock on autorun. I found this recommendation: go to /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-unity-greeter.conf and add greeter-setup-script=/usr/bin/numlockx on When ...
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