Numlock state inverted: active at login, disabled on session

Bug #1842880 reported by Xavier Guillot on 2019-09-05
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gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Hi, running Ubuntu 19.10 development version, I have a problem since a few days:

Numlock behaviour is inverted. It is active and already enabled on the login screen, without the need to press the "Verr Num" Key to type numbers for the password.

But just after the connexion and session start, it is inactive - I have to press the Key to make it available again.

Normally it's the contrary! NumLock is disabled on login screen, and if activated at this moment, it remains active on the session...

In Dconf editor, numlock-state is well 'on' and remember-numlock-state 'true'.

Thanks in advance for your help.
ProblemType: Bug
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 19.10
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-06-16 (445 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" - Alpha amd64 (20180611)
Package: gnome-settings-daemon 3.33.90-1ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: amd64
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.2.0-15.16-generic 5.2.9
Tags: eoan wayland-session
Uname: Linux 5.2.0-15-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to eoan on 2019-06-10 (86 days ago)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo
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tags: added: eoan numlock
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

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affects: gdm3 (Ubuntu) → gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

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tags: added: apport-collected wayland-session
description: updated

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Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Could you check if that still an issue? Some issues are numlock got fixed before 19.10

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Xavier Guillot (valeryan-24) wrote :

Hi, yes this bug seems resolved since a few days and 19.10 release :

NumLock is still enabled on the login screen (which is fine), and this time well remains active after connexion, so no more problem for me !

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
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