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== NumLock ON ==
== NumLock ON ==
Install {{ic|numloclx}}.
Install {{ic|numlockx}}.
for lightDM to turn your NumLock On do this:
for lightDM to turn your NumLock On do this:

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Lightdm LightDM is a cross-desktop display manager that aims is to be the standard display manager for the X.org X server.


You can install lightdmAUR from the AUR.

Warning: Lightdm changes your $PATH and it might create issues. See [1] for how to fix the $PATH.

Enabling Lightdm

Lightdm can be loaded on startup by entering it in your daemons array in rc.conf, or by appending the following line to inittab:

x:5:respawn:/usr/sbin/lightdm >& /dev/null

It also has a systemd service file, start it with systemctl start lightdm.service or enable it for boot with systemctl enable lightdm.service.

See Display Manager for detailed instructions.


In most cases further configuration will not be necessary. If needed, a well documented configuration file exists in


It is possible to test lightdm with the following command:

$ lightdm --test-mode -c /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

Note that this requires xorg-server-xephyr to be installed, first.

NumLock ON

Install numlockx.

for lightDM to turn your NumLock On do this:

# gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

add the next line at the end:

greeter-setup-script=/usr/bin/numlockx on