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kbd - Keyboard input driver
kbd is an Xorg 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 xorg.conf(5x)
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.
driver Options are supported:
- Option "Device" "string"
- Specify the keyboard
device. Default: the OS's default console keyboard input source.
- Option "Protocol"
- Specify the keyboard protocol. Valid protocol types include:
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 repeating. rate is the number of times
a key repeats per second. Default: "500 30".
- Option "XLeds" "ledlist"
the keyboard LEDs specified in ledlist available for client use instead
of their traditional function (Scroll Lock, Caps Lock and Num Lock). The
numbers in the list are in the range 1 to 3. Default: empty list.
- specifies which XKB rules file to use for interpreting
the XkbModel, XkbLayout, XkbVariant, and XkbOptions settings. Default:
"xfree86" for most platforms, but "xfree98" for the Japanese PC-98 platforms.
- 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 usually 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"
the XKB keyboard variant components. These can be used to enhance the keyboard
layout details. Default: not set.
- Option "XkbOptions" "options"
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 recommended,
so they are not documented here.
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