0

I use a standard keyboard with debian 6.0.5. until now everything were fine. Now the numeric part of the keyboard does not work. numlock is on. if I press some random keys it does right click or opens the history in the browser. Can anyone help?

[UPDATE]

After some testing, I got that numbers on numeric part are moving mouse pointer.

4 --> move left

6 --> move right

8 --> move up

2 --> move down

3

I imagine you're running Gnome (The default), which I don't use, but it sounds like you've enabled "Mouse Keyboard Emulation"

On my KDE system, it's toggle-able with ALT+F12, I'll check here in moment for Gnome.

(Gnome users: How to get numpad out of "mouse emulation" mode. Try SHIFT+NUMLOCK (Setting may be found in Universal Access) )


Some Pictures... 'cause pictures are cool! (My sincerest apologies to the Gnome users, as I don't have a Gnome machine to take screenshots)


The two modules in System Settings to look at for mouse emulation settings and information: "Shortcuts and Gestures" and "Input Devices".

System Settings Choices


I've circled the important things to select, "Global Keyboard Shortcuts", "KDE Component: KWin" and the hotkey in question: "Mouse Emulation: ALT-F12"

Keyboard HotKeys


And in the "Input Devices" Module: Choose the mouse device, then examine the checkbox for "Move pointer with keyboard"

Mouse Settings

Hope this helps.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.