When I enable or disable the Bloc Num, my Archlinux writes something on disk. I can't understand what it saves, probably it's logging, but I can't find nothing in logs. And also, why should it log these actions?

This doesn't happen with caps lock or other key.

  • You Num Lock to have the numeric keypad write numbers or cursor keys? Or any key on the number block?
    – Christa
    Commented Mar 1, 2015 at 10:52
  • You need to edit your question to explain how it is that you know that "something" is being written to disc.
    – JdeBP
    Commented Mar 1, 2015 at 11:24
  • Very simple: the hdd light blinks and a small noise caused by hard disk's head positioning. This happens immediately after I press the num lock key :)
    – ocirocir
    Commented Mar 1, 2015 at 15:15
  • Nothing to do with logs. Some DEs (e.g. GNOME) save the numlock state in a database which is a binary file in GNOME so, obviously, changing the content of such files results in disk writes. Commented Feb 10, 2019 at 19:28


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