Re: [PATCH] Use PC-BIOS NUMLOCK flag
From: Bodo Eggert
Date: Thu Oct 16 2008 - 13:49:47 EST
On Thu, 16 Oct 2008, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Bodo Eggert, le Thu 16 Oct 2008 13:59:49 +0200, a écrit :
> > + If you have an alternative firmware like OpenFirmware or LinuxBios,
> > + this flag might not be set correctly, which results in a random state
> > + of the Numlock key.
> That's an issue. That means that distributions will just not enable,
> and thus the flag is not really useful, since people who would
> compile their own kernel would very likely have already setup their
> initialization scripts into calling setleds +num (or just set LEDS=+num
> in /etc/console-tools/config on a debian machine).
I hope somebody will pop up and say "Hey, those will create an IBM PC data
area, because they run DOS" ...
"Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo."