kbd

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NAME
       kbd - Keyboard input driver

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

DESCRIPTION
       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 Xorg.

       The kbd driver functions as a keyboard input device.

CONFIGURATION DETAILS
       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, hald(1).

       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.

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

                   Standard, Xqueue.

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

       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 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.

       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).

EXAMPLE
       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"
           EndSection

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

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

       xkeyboard-config(7).



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