NumLock in LinuxMint

Numlock in Linux Mint

Let’s see; you want Numlock to be on (enabled) when the system starts. After all, if your password has numbers it’s annoying to find out you can’t login because Numlock is not turned on after booting up and entering your password using the Numeric keypad.

Linux Mint provides a way to enable Numlock at login but the option is greyed out by default in Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce Desktop flavors, and an additional utility must be installed to make it functional; numlockx, a utility to enable the keyboard’s Numeric Lock during X11 session initialization.

numlock-greyedout_all

Enabling Numlock at login

1 – Install numlockx from Terminal

sudo apt install numlockx

2 – Once numlockx has been installed, you can then proceed to enable Numlock at login:

Linux Mint Cinnamon: System Settings => Login Window => Options: Enable Numlock

enable-numlock

Linux Mint MATE: Control Center => Login Window => Options: Enable Numlock

enable-numlock-mate

Linux Mint Xfce: All Settings => Login Window => Options: Enable Numlock

numlock-xfce

Numlock will be (and remain) enabled during subsequent restarts.

keyboard-layout

Related Post

Installing Subsonic Music Streamer in Ubuntu Serve... I've have finally started to move again some services in my LAN away from Windows onto Ubuntu servers. This time is Subsonic's turn so I decided to ...
File Sharing in Linux Mint 17.x Want to share files in Linux Mint? The process is rather simple. If basic sharing is what you're after in Linux Mint, share your files and setup folde...
Apply basic security to your WordPress site As you probably know, Linux Mint website was compromised. From what has been said, the attacker found a WordPress vulnerability just "pocking around" ...

Leave a Reply