When I boot my machine the BIOS switches Numlock on however as soon as the login screen appears the Numlock goes off. As I have a French keyboard requiring shift for the numbers I habitually use the number pad. My usual passwords contain numbers and letters so, being a forgetfull old fart, I have to try two or three times to login.
Is there any way to set numlock for the login screen? I have added "numlockx on" to the startup programs but that doesn't get actioned until login.
Laptop: Toshiba Satellite C870 13V . Mint Cinnamon 17.1
Desktop: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 motherboard, NVIDIA GeForce 210, AMD Phenom II Quad Core Processor 3GHz, 4GB ram, 120GB SSD, 500GB HDD. Mint Cinnamon 17.3