Activating Numlock on Bootup

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Boot Process

Activating Numlock on Bootup

Virtual Consoles 1-6

To activate the numlock during normal bootup in virtual consoles 1-6 (vc/n), add the following line to /etc/rc.local:

for i in $(seq 6); do /usr/bin/setleds -D +num < /dev/vc/${i} >/dev/null; done


X windows

If you use startx to start your X windows session, simply install the numlockx package and add it to your ~/.xinitrc file.


Install numlockx:

pacman -S numlockx


Add it to ~/.xinitrc before "exec":

#!/bin/sh
#
# ~/.xinitrc
#
# Executed by startx (run your window manager from here)
#

numlockx &

exec your_window_manager