I have the latest Phoenix LiveCD moved to a USB via the LiveUSB Creator. Phoenix loads onto my ancient Gateway notebook in live mode. I can navigate through the menus, view the various programmes and generally familiarize myself with Phoenix. However I am not able to process any words. Num Lock appears to be permanently locked on as a few others have noted in this forum. I have searched for a remedy and tried the few that were suggested. They will not work on my Gateway.
The keyboard does not have a numeric keypad included except by elimination of keys u, i, o, p, j, k, l, ;, and m. I was going to install Phoenix however, I need to become Root. Not surprisingly, the password "r66t" isn't kosher. I felt that a reply from 15 June 2011 to this question (did not record the poster's name) seemed the most logical. It involved changing the xfce4 settings editor making a Numlock property TRUE. It is "true" on the USB but I still have the NUMs locked. I tried changing this section without success. Rebooting didn't help. When loading, I am using the US Keyboard. Num Locks do not affect the sign on screen -- I am "guest".
I've tried making the change to the settings editor -- eliminating and restoring the same verbiage -- but the num is still locked on.
It seems odd that this would be a default in a PCLOS release. Surely, it can be eliminated. But how? (Is it something that xfce has made mandatory?)