Numeric keyboard malfunction on Acer 5742
I am running Ubuntu on an Acer 5742 laptop and running XP on Oracle Virtual box and plugged in externally (keyboard, mouse etc...) I have lost ability on both the laptop numeric keyboard (only the numeric keys) and the external keyboard when plugged in. This happened while I was working in Virtual box and running Windows XP. When the laptop is on its own the numeric keyboard doesn't work (only numeric keys) either.
I have toyed with the number lock and I have un-installed and re-installed both"keyboard input methods" and "input method switcher" within Ubuntu software centre to with no change.
Not that I bought the damn computer for the numeric keyboard but it should work.