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Bug 151779 - numlock LED turns off for no reason
Summary: numlock LED turns off for no reason
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11
Version: 3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
Blocks: FC5Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-03-22 10:14 UTC by Trevor Cordes
Modified: 2015-07-11 20:27 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-05-17 02:11:31 UTC

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Description Trevor Cordes 2005-03-22 10:14:37 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

Description of problem:
For the longest time now (many months), after switching from FC1 to FC3 (yum upgrade), my numlock LED will turn itself off for no apparent reason while I am working, usually several times a day.  It's usually while I'm typing, and I can't seem to put my finger on exactly what's triggering it -- it seems very random.  Lately it appears to be around when I am holding left-shift down to do some capital letters, but I can't know for sure.

It's just the LED shutting off.  Numlock is still in effect.  If I press caps lock, then the numlock key will come back on to indicate its correct status.  If I press numlock after the numlock LED has turned off, then the numlock LED stays off (again showing that numlock indeed was still on).  If I press numlock again, the LED will come back on (as expected).

I'm using Driver "kbd" in my xorg.conf file.  I have had issues in the past with Driver "keyboard" (bug 134110) and am still using kbd for that reason.  I have no idea if this is related.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xorg-x11- kbd-1.12-2

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run X
2. type away for hours and hours

Actual Results:  numlock LED goes off for no reason

Expected Results:  numlock LED stays on

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2005-04-11 10:45:15 UTC
After upgrading your system to the latest Fedora Core 3 updates, if you
still experience this problem, you can file a bug report in X.Org bugzilla,
which is located at in the "xorg" component,
and X.Org developers will investigate the issue.

Once you've filed your report to X.Org, if you paste the URL here,
Red Hat will track the issue in X.Org bugzilla with upstream developers,
and will review any fixes that become available for potential inclusion
in future Fedora Core updates.

Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2005-04-11 10:45:59 UTC
Setting status to "NEEDINFO", awaiting upstream bug URL for tracking.

Comment 3 Trevor Cordes 2005-04-15 16:11:43 UTC

I am running all the latest FC3 updates.

Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2005-05-17 02:11:31 UTC
Thanks for the URL.

Adding to our upstream bug tracker.

Comment 5 Matthias31 2015-07-11 20:27:42 UTC
Numlock turns off when i  by the login screen.

It is on between boot and login screen, goes of by the login screen and turns on when gnome hast started. 

When it write text e.g a letter, numlock LED turns off

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