KBD(4)                      Kernel Interfaces Manual                      KBD(4)

       kbd - Keyboard input driver

       Section "InputDevice"
         Identifier "idevname"
         Driver "kbd"

       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, BSD, and Solaris.  This driver
       is the replacement for the built-in keyboard driver formerly included in

       The kbd driver functions as a keyboard input device.

       Depending on the X server version in use, input device options may be set
       in either a xorg.conf file, an xorg.conf.d snippet, or in the
       configuration files read by the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) daemon,

       Please refer to xorg.conf(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.  Property: "Device Node" (read-only).

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

                   Standard, Xqueue.

              Not all protocols are supported on all platforms.  Default:

       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 "XkbRules" "rules"
              specifies which XKB rules file to use for interpreting the
              XkbModel, XkbLayout, XkbVariant, and XkbOptions settings.
              Default: "base" for most platforms.  If you use the "base" value
              then you can find listing of all valid values for these four
              options in the /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.lst file.

       Option "XkbModel" "modelname"
              specifies the XKB keyboard model name.  Default: "pc105" for most

       Option "XkbLayout" "layoutname"
              specifies the XKB keyboard layout name.  This is usually the
              country or language type of the keyboard.  Default: "us" for most

       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.

       For a list of available XKB options, see xkeyboard-config(7).

       The following xorg.conf fragment ensures that user will be able to switch
       between us and sk layouts by pressing the "menu" key. The scroll lock LED
       shows which layout is currently active.

       The XkbVariant option defines which variants of the two layouts should be
       used. In case of the us layout its default variant is used. In case of
       the sk layout its qwerty variant is used.

           Section "InputDevice"
               Identifier   "Generic Keyboard"
               Driver       "kbd"
               Option       "CoreKeyboard"
               Option       "XkbRules"      "base"
               Option       "XkbModel"      "pc105"
               Option       "XkbLayout"     "us,sk"
               Option       "XkbVariant"    ",qwerty"
               Option       "XkbOptions"    "grp:menu_toggle,grp_led:scroll"

       Xorg(1), xorg.conf(5), Xserver(1), X(7).

       hal(7), hald(8), fdi(5).


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