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keyboard - Keyboard input driver
keyboard is an Xorg input driver for keyboards. The driver
supports the standard OS-provided keyboard interface.
The keyboard driver
functions as a keyboard input device, and may be used as the X server's
This driver is built-in to the core X server, and multiple
instances are not supported. A loadable driver, kbd, is available, and
is planned to replace the keyboard driver in a future release of the Xorg
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 "Protocol" "string"
- Specify the keyboard
protocol. Valid protocol types include:
Not all protocols
are supported on all platforms. Default: "Standard".
- Option "AutoRepeat"
- 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"
- makes 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.
- Option "XkbDisable" "boolean"
the XKEYBOARD extension. The -kb command line option overrides this config
file option. Default: XKB is enabled.
NOTE: This option should be specified
in the ServerFlags section rather than here. It's use here is deprecated.
- Option "XkbRules" "rules"
- specifies which XKB rules file to use for interpreting
the XkbModel, XkbLayout, XkbVariant, and XkbOptions settings. Default:
"xorg" for most platforms, but "xfree98" for the Japanese PC-98 platforms.
- Option "XkbModel" "modelname"
- specifies the XKB keyboard model name. Default:
"pc105" for most platforms, but "pc98" for the Japanese PC-98 platforms.
- 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.
- specifies the XKB keyboard variant components.
These can be used to enhance the keyboard layout details. Default: not
- 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 recommended, so they are not documented
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