Numerical Keypad not Working? - Here's a Solution(TM)
So i run Debian/Unstable on my workstation. It works fine 99% percent of the time but recently the numerical keypad stopped working. I have no idea what caused it but somehow the keyboard settings from Gnome have been modified.
The problem was that under “System” -> “Preferences” - > “Keyboard” under the “Mouse Keys” tab there’s an option “Pointer can be controlled using the keypad”. This option was checked.
Took me quite a while to figure this out but now I can happily type my numbers on the keypad again.
Here’s the screenshot (mostly for my own reference) where to find the option: