You don’t realize how much you use the Numpad until you start typing and realize that there are no numbers being typed. A way around this is to have it automatically turn on at boot. In previous versions you had to type in a line in a config file, with this version the needed line is in the file and just as to be commented out.
Edit the keyboard config file with:
|pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo nano /etc/kbd/config|
Locate the following line:
and un-comment it out so it looks like the following:
Save and exit the editor with:
Once done reboot with:
|pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo reboot|
and when the Pi boots up next the Num pad will be on!
See you next time,