keyboard

KEYBOARD(4)                 Kernel Interfaces Manual                 KEYBOARD(4)



NAME
       keyboard - Keyboard input driver

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

DESCRIPTION
       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 core keyboard.

       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 server.

CONFIGURATION DETAILS
       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.

       The following driver Options are supported:

       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 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"
              disable/enable 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.

       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 recommended, so they are not
       documented here.

SEE ALSO
       kbd(4), Xorg(1x), xorg.conf(5x), xorgconfig(1x), Xserver(1x), X(7).



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