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Why is Num Lock disabled by default in Ubuntu?

Why is Num Lock disabled by default in Ubuntu?

Why did anyone ever it would be a good idea to disable Num Lock on Linux at startup? It annoys the heck outta me.

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Guest [Entry]

Most laptops need numlock disabled to be able to type normally - it would be a very bad idea indeed to indiscriminately enable numlock. Nik's link tells you how to change this, but you asked why and that's why.
Guest [Entry]

"At least in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, this behavior might be because of a bug:

askubuntu.com/questions/509029/numlock-light-turns-off-when-you-switch-language-with-super-space"