NUMLOCK in XFCE, IceWM and FLUXBOX
If you are using another window manager other than KDE or Gnome and you
want to have numlock set at login, this tip is for you.
What you need is "numlockX" . . . a tar.gz package . . . http://ktown.kde.org/~seli/numlockx/
This little program allows you to start X with NumLock turned on
WARNING: - From the README -
Make sure this package isn't
already included in your distribution ( e.g. Mandrake includes it ). If
you distribution already includes NumLockX, use their package instead (
it needn't be necessarily called NumLockX, it may be e.g. part of some
other package ).
KDE and Gnome already include an application to set the numlock so
don't install this package, you will have other ways to set numlock in
Here is what you do:
then save the file, restart X and the numlock will be
There are files for each window manager in "/etc/X11/xinit/" so
if you use IceWM of Fluxbox you can edit those files the same as the
After this tweak you can get your numbers right . . . have fun !
-- Jan 14 2007 --