Reca[ correctly states the symptoms.I don't have another computer using this os. but, this is dual boot to windows 7 and the keys fully function there.
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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Number pad doesn't work gnome(squeeze) HPE-337c-b keyboard 5335u
> Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 16:27:52 +0000
> On Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:19:31 -0500, Bill Nickels wrote:
> >> On Mon, 25 Oct 2010 10:42:46 -0500, Bill Nickels wrote:
> >> By terminal you mean "tty", right? I mean, no "gnome-terminal" nor
> >> "xterm". I'm trying to determinate if GNOME is the problem here or just
> >> X server misconfiguration or a hardware issue :-)
> >> Can you test with another keyboard? Just in case.
> >> BTW, does your "5335u" keyboard have any special feature or is standard
> >> 104-keyboard? And have you set the correct keymap within GNOME (system/
> >> preferences/keyboard/keyboard layout)? :-?
> > Yes it was a terminal ctrl-alt f1 login invoke sensible-editor and
> > test.(system/preferences/keyboard/keyboard layout)? shows a generic
> > 105-key(intl) PC.The keyboard has sound control keys at upper right but
> > they work. All else seems standard/generic.The same symptom was there
> > before I entered anything about the keyboard into xorg.conf.
> That's weird :-?
> To recap: you press the "num lock" key and the light switches on but you
> cannot type any number using the numeric pad. And if you press again the
> num lock key, the light goes off and you still get no number when you
> type, right?
> Could it be a hardware issue? Does the same keyboard work on another
> computer or have you tried to attach another keyboard just for testing
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