MirOS Manual: kbd(4)


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NAME

     kbd - Keyboard input driver

SYNOPSIS

     Section "InputDevice"
       Identifier "idevname"
       Driver "kbd"
       ...
     EndSection

DESCRIPTION

     kbd is an XFree86 input driver for keyboards.  The driver
     supports the standard OS-provided keyboard interface, but
     these are currently only available to this driver module for
     Linux and BSD.  This driver is experimental, but will soon
     replace the built-in keyboard driver.

     The kbd driver functions as a keyboard input device, and may
     be used as the X server's core keyboard.

CONFIGURATION DETAILS

     Please refer to XF86Config(5) for general configuration
     details and for options that can be used with all input
     drivers.  This section only covers configuration details
     specific to this driver.

     The following driver Options are supported:

     Option "Device" "string"
            Specify the keyboard device.  Default: the OS's
            default console keyboard input source.

     Option "Protocol" "string"
            Specify the keyboard protocol.  Valid protocol types
            include:

                 Standard, Xqueue.

            Not all protocols are supported on all platforms.
            Default: "Standard".

     Option "AutoRepeat" "delay rate"
            sets the auto repeat behaviour for the keyboard.
            This is not implemented on all platforms. delay is
            the time in milliseconds before a key starts repeat-
            ing. rate is the number of times a key repeats per
            second.  Default: "500 30".

     Option "XLeds" "ledlist"
            makes the keyboard LEDs specified in ledlist avail-
            able for client use instead of their traditional
            function (Scroll Lock, Caps Lock and Num Lock).  The

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            numbers in the list are in the range 1 to 3.
            Default: empty list.

     Option "XkbRules" "rules"
            specifies which XKB rules file to use for interpret-
            ing the XkbModel, XkbLayout, XkbVariant, and XkbOp-
            tions settings.  Default: "xfree86" for most plat-
            forms, but "xfree98" for the Japanese PC-98 plat-
            forms.

     Option "XkbModel" "modelname"
            specifies the XKB keyboard model name.  Default:
            "pc101" for most platforms, but "pc98" for the
            Japanese PC-98 platforms, and "pc101_sol8x86" for
            Solaris 8 on x86.

     Option "XkbLayout" "layoutname"
            specifies the XKB keyboard layout name.  This is usu-
            ally the country or language type of the keyboard.
            Default: "us" for most platforms, but "nec/jp" for
            the Japanese PC-98 platforms.

     Option "XkbVariant" "variants"
            specifies the XKB keyboard variant components.  These
            can be used to enhance the keyboard layout details.
            Default: not set.

     Option "XkbOptions" "options"
            specifies the XKB keyboard option components.  These
            can be used to enhance the keyboard behaviour.
            Default: not set.

     Some other XKB-related options are available, but they are
     incompatible with the ones listed above and are not recom-
     mended, so they are not documented here.

SEE ALSO

     keyboard(4), XFree86(1), XF86Config(5), xf86config(1),
     Xserver(1), X(7).

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