KBD(4) UNIX Programmer's Manual KBD(4)
kbd - Keyboard input driver
Section "InputDevice" Identifier "idevname" Driver "kbd" ... EndSection
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.
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 XFree86 Version 4.5.0 1 KBD(4) UNIX Programmer's Manual KBD(4) 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.
keyboard(4), XFree86(1), XF86Config(5), xf86config(1), Xserver(1), X(7). XFree86 Version 4.5.0 2
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