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+This little thingy allows you to start X with NumLock turned on (which is
+a feature that a lot of people seem to miss and nobody really knew how to
+achieve this ).
+Depending on how you start X, you might/will want to modify both
+/etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0 and your $HOME/.xinitrc files.
+Add this to the END of /etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0
+ # Turn NumLock on (using numlockx)
+ if [ -x /usr/bin/numlockx ]; then
+ /usr/bin/numlockx
+ fi
+Add this to the BEGINNING of $HOME/.xinitrc
+ # Turn NumLock on (using numlockx)
+ if [ -x /usr/bin/numlockx ]; then
+ /usr/bin/numlockx
+ fi
+Note that $HOME/.xinitrc is just a copy of /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.$SOMETHING,
+where $SOMETHING is your preferred window manager. The xwmconfig(1) binary
+makes this copy when it is run. To summarize, if you use xwmconfig(1) to
+change your window manager/desktop environment after editing it for numlockx,
+you will need to make the edits again. Alternatively, you can make the
+numlockx edit to the "master" files in /etc/X11/xinit/ for each of the
+installed window managers, and this will allow you to change window managers
+without losing the numlockx functionality. However, be aware that an upgrade
+to any of the window managers involved might/will overwrite your changes.