grub initializes keyboards without nmmeric block with numlock enabled

Bug #1802238 reported by Thomas Schweikle on 2018-11-08
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Bug Description

grub initializes keyboards without numeric block with numlock enabled, but without notifying the user (numlock-led disabled). This may lead to not being able to enter passwords.

vice versa does grub initialize keyboards with numeric block with numlock disabled.

In both cases it might be difficult to switch numlock off/on especially on laptop keyboards.

Switching numlock on/off does not turn on numlock-led -- this stays off!

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.10
Package: grub-pc 2.02+dfsg1-5ubuntu8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.18.0-11.12-generic 4.18.12
Uname: Linux 4.18.0-11-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu13.1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Thu Nov 8 07:46:18 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2011-10-19 (2576 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
SourcePackage: grub2
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to cosmic on 2018-11-03 (5 days ago)

Thomas Schweikle (tps) wrote :
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