keyboard LEDs don't work

Daniel Stone daniel at
Mon Feb 15 11:23:10 PST 2010


On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 07:29:40PM +0300, Peter Vypov wrote:
> I have a problem with keyboard LEDs: they don't work under X Window
> System. They don't turn on when I press Caps Lock, Num Lock or Scroll
> Lock. But they do work under virtualizers like VMware or QEMU (If I
> press Num Lock, the Num Lock LED will turn on under VMware, but not
> under real machine).
> The keys themselves still work.
> xorg-xserver version = 1.4, xf86-input-keyboard version = 1.2.2. This
> is a custom Linux distribution (Linux kernel version =

1.4 is quite impressively old, and quite thoroughly unsupported as well;
you should definitely upgrade to a more recent X server + input modules,
where LEDs now work.

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