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From: Samuel Thibault <>
To: Jan Engelhardt <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Default keyboard LEDs
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 10:24:28 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0801140238260.10906@fbirervta.pbzchgretzou.qr>

Jan Engelhardt, le Mon 14 Jan 2008 02:40:08 +0100, a écrit :
> On Jan 14 2008 00:52, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> >In many cases, one prefers to have e.g. the NumLock on by default.  In
> >many cases, one doesn't want to have it by default, e.g. on laptops.
> >
> >Distributions actually have a very hard time trying to set this
> >correctly after the kernel boot, and that doesn't work for new consoles
> >that are created via the openvt(1) command anyway. This hence adds a
> >keyboard.default_leds boot parameter that permits to configure the
> >default keyboard LEDs.
> Apart from openvt being able to find the first unused tty,
> what is openvt good for? (Read: I could just as well run
> `bash </dev/tty8 >/dev/tty8 2>/dev/tty8`)

But it is a burden (you forgot '&' btw ;) ). Also, openvt properly sets
the controlling tty, can run a login shell, etc...

Anyway, be it openvt or bash, the LED issue exists :)


  reply	other threads:[~2008-01-14 10:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-01-14  0:52 Samuel Thibault
2008-01-14  1:40 ` Jan Engelhardt
2008-01-14 10:24   ` Samuel Thibault [this message]
2008-01-14  3:50 ` H. Peter Anvin
2008-01-14 10:27   ` Samuel Thibault

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