I am running Debian GNOME 8.0. I would like to have Numlock ON as default.
So I followed the instructions on this page:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Activating_Numlock_on_Bootup#GDM replacing gdm by gdm3 for my case.
This turns Numlock ON at login. But then, after login, Numlock is automatically switched OFF again, and I cannot figure out how to leave it ON.
I looked at this page :
and edited my
.bashrc file to add this line:
xmodmap -e "keycode # = """
which works to disable Numlock key. But since Numlock is OFF when my session opens, I could not turn it ON anymore! Thus it did not solve my problem. That would be useful if my Numlock was ON by default. (I re-enabled the Numlock key).
As information, I had initially installed Debian LXDE, but added GDM to switch to GNOME, and then removed and purged lxde* and lightdm*. I feel like this is the reason for my problem, since:
I found on the web that LXDE switches numlock OFF as default
my other computer, on which I installed Debian GNOME natively, does not have this problem.
I am sure to be using GNOME since:
pierre@Ockham:~$ echo $XDG_SESSION_DESKTOP
pierre@Ockham:~$ echo $GDMSESSION
pierre@Ockham:~$ echo $XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP
However, just in case lightdm would still play a role, I did try to follow the instructions on that page:
and that one:
but it did not solve the problem.
Does anybody have an idea?
By the way, the
/etc/xdg/ folder still contains LXDE and Openbox (which I also removed) folders:
autostart libfm lxlauncher lxpanel lxsession menus openbox pcmanfm systemd user-dirs.conf user-dirs.defaults
Is it normal or should I remove them? And how?