Bug 2967 - xset led only changes the scroll lock led
Summary: xset led only changes the scroll lock led
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: App/xset (show other bugs)
Version: 6.8.2
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high normal
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
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Reported: 2005-04-11 04:21 UTC by Fred New
Modified: 2005-10-08 22:21 UTC (History)
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Description Fred New 2005-04-11 04:21:09 UTC
According to the xset man page, "xset led" is supposed to turn all of the LEDs
on the keyboard.  And "xset -led" is supposed to turn them all off.  But this
doesn't happen; only the Scroll Lock LED turns on and off.  Not only that, but
I cannot get the "xset led nn" command to work except for "xset led 3", which
again controls the Scroll Lock LED.

I have systems running Fedora Core 3 and Fedora Core 4 test 1 and the xset
command gives the same results on both systems.
Comment 1 Alan Coopersmith 2005-10-09 15:21:51 UTC
The "keyboard" and "kbd" drivers in Xorg default to restricting the Caps & Num
Lock LED's to being modifiable only by keyboard state change, not by client 
programs, but allow you to configure this in the xorg.conf if you want to change

From kbd(7) & keyboard(7):

     Option "XLeds" "ledlist"
            makes the keyboard LEDs specified in  ledlist  avail-
            able  for  client  use  instead  of their traditional
            function (Scroll Lock, Caps Lock and Num Lock).   The
            numbers  in  the  list  are  in  the  range  1  to 3.
            Default: empty list.

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