Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Number pad / Numeric keypad not working in Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy)

This was getting really annoying. Luckily, the solution was simple:

Click on System->Preferences->Keyboard
Open Mouse Keystab.
Uncheck "Allow to control the pointer using the keyboard"



Enjoy!

38 comments:

skitz said...

I did an update recently and the keypad stopped working.. very annoying and I couldn't figure out why!

Thanks for you solution!

Stefan said...

Same here. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post. Fixed annoying problem in few seconds.

Geoff Jacobs said...

Thanks for that, worked for me too.

Anonymous said...

Jesus H. Norbert! Which epic retard over at Canonical thought this was a sane default? Wankers!

Violet said...

Interesting to know.

Admin said...

thanks dude ,

Anonymous said...

Just used this tip today as num lock started failing

Anonymous said...

tahnsk pal you helped me a lot!

Andrew said...

I had the same problem after an automated update last week. Thanks for the help!

jlhs5 said...

Muchisimas Gracias!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thaks a Ton...
Was Helpful

Anonymous said...

Another hearty thanks!

Khai said...

wow, i've been dealing with this problem for weeks now. thanks for the solution! fyi, this worked on my 8.10 Intrepid.

James said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you.

tanevramou said...

Yep, after a year from your post this stupid problem still exists...not good Ubuntu team. Thank you very much. (Ubuntu 8.10 here)

Zach said...

same here. what a ridiculous thing to do, thanks for the short but useful post.

NorthernSuze said...

Hah, proof my computer is out to get me! fixed things with Ubuntu 8.10

Thanks for posting this
Suzanne

Mike said...

Fixed it for me on 9.04 today, although the checkbox has been renamed "Pointer can be controlled using the keypad"

Although, I'm not completely sure whether this was caused by an update or by my connecting via VNC to remotely control my desktop.

Anonymous said...

dude this is amazing i would have never though about it in a million year thank you very much

cisco said...

hooray! many thanks! It works on 9.10 too.

Anonymous said...

One more to say Thanks!

M@ said...

saved me a bunch of time, thanks!!!

Daniel H said...

THANKS A LOT!!!

ron said...

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i thought i was going crazy i even tried working keyboards almost bought a usb keyboard

Anonymous said...

Thanks is indeed in place!

Ankit Varshney said...

Great..
Thanks for the solution.
It works for me on Ubuntu 10.4.

rafalmag said...

I got this issue after upgrade to 10.04. Thank you a lot for fixing that weird bug.

Anonymous said...

AWESOME. did it for me after reaading a lot about changing config files which i can do but did not want to. thx!

JEF said...

Thanks

rmano said...

Thanks a lot! I was fighting with xcircuit while I found this... saved my day (couple of hours, at least).

Anonymous said...

Thanks a bunch. Was starting to have seconds thoughts about my switch to Linux. lol

John said...

Thanks for the help, I am not worthy, I am not worthy

Anonymous said...

This is toggled by Shift-NumLock, by the way. You don't have to go to the menu to change it. It can be annoying if you press that by mistake and can't work out the problem, but definitely a useful shortcut key to know.

Jon said...

Thanks, you just solved my issue in 10.10.....

StimpyAW said...

Thanks for posting this, this fix my issue to currently running 10.04LTS.

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for this helpful post. It fixed my problem in one click.