NetBSD Problem Report #5034

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Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 16:03:04 -0500 (EST)
From: amu@MIT.EDU
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Subject: possible num lock light inaccuracy
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>Number:         5034
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       the num lock light doesn't change when switching to X
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    port-i386-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Feb 21 13:05:00 +0000 1998
>Last-Modified:  Sat Jan 19 23:08:26 +0000 2008
>Originator:     Aaron M. Ucko
>Release:        1.3
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
System: NetBSD 1.3 NetBSD 1.3 (SNORKLEWACKER) #0: Sun Jan 4 00:52:09 PST 1998 i386

	When switching from a text virtual console to one XFree86 is
	displaying on, the Num Lock light reflects the value of Num Lock
	in that console rather than the value in X.  Toggling Num Lock
	within X updates the light properly.
	Start XFree86.
	Set Num Lock to your favorite value.
	Switch to a text-mode console with Ctrl-Alt-Fn.
	Set Num Lock to the opposite value.
	Switch to the console X is displaying on with Ctrl-Alt-Fn.
	Hit Num Lock twice after switching to X.
State-Changed-From-To: open->feedback 
State-Changed-By: tron 
State-Changed-When: Sun Mar 1 15:00:04 PST 1998 
This PR is not related to the package system. X11 is not (yet?) a package 
and the problem is related to i386's PCVT console. After talking about this 
PR with Frank van der Linden I change the category to port-i386. 
State-Changed-From-To: feedback->open 
State-Changed-By: tron 
State-Changed-When: Mon Jul 6 10:28:06 PDT 1998 
Originator has accepted category change. 
Responsible-Changed-From-To: gnats-admin->port-i386-maintainer 
Responsible-Changed-By: fair 
Responsible-Changed-When: Mon Dec 28 09:56:11 PST 1998 
This PR is the responsibility of the portmaster, 
not the GNATS database administrator. 
State-Changed-From-To: open->feedback 
State-Changed-By: fair 
State-Changed-When: Thu Jan 17 22:34:18 PST 2002 
The pcvt console for i386 has been replaced with wscons; 
does this problem still occurr? 

From: amu@MIT.EDU (Aaron M. Ucko)
To: <>
Subject: Re: port-i386/5034
Date: 18 Jan 2002 10:27:44 -0500

 <> writes:

 > Synopsis: the num lock light doesn't change when switching to X
 > The pcvt console for i386 has been replaced with wscons;
 > does this problem still occurr?

 I don't know; I no longer have console access to any NetBSD machines.
 However, this bug should be very easy to reproduce if it still exists:
 just set num lock to ON on a virtual console in text mode and to OFF
 on a virtual console running X on the same machine, and see what
 happens when you switch between the two.  If the status light changes
 properly, you can feel free to close this report.

 Aaron M. Ucko, KB1CJC <> (finger
State-Changed-From-To: feedback->open 
State-Changed-By: fair 
State-Changed-When: Fri Jan 18 17:57:33 PST 2002 
This should be checked against wscons. 
Responsible-Changed-From-To: port-i386-maintainer->mycroft 
Responsible-Changed-By: mycroft 
Responsible-Changed-When: Sat Jul 3 21:33:53 UTC 2004 
Responsible-Changed-From-To: mycroft->port-i386-maintainer
Responsible-Changed-When: Sun, 03 Sep 2006 01:20:20 +0000
Back to role account, mycroft doesn't have commit access any longer.

State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
State-Changed-When: Sat, 19 Jan 2008 22:44:39 +0000
Submitter unable to confirm if problem still exists.

State-Changed-From-To: closed->open
State-Changed-When: Sat, 19 Jan 2008 23:08:26 +0000
Problem does, however, still exist - confirmed by two people on #netbsd-code.


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