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KBD(4)                     Kernel Interfaces Manual                     KBD(4)



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, and may be used as
       the X server's core keyboard.

CONFIGURATION DETAILS
       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 "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 "XkbRules" "rules"
              specifies which XKB rules file to use for interpreting the  Xkb-
              Model, XkbLayout, XkbVariant, and XkbOptions settings.  Default:
              "xorg" for most platforms, but "xfree98" for the Japanese  PC-98
              platforms. If you use the "xorg" value then you can find listing
              of  all  valid  values   for   these   four   options   in   the
              /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/xorg.lst file.

       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.

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  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"      "xorg"
               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), xorgconfig(1), Xserver(1), X(7).



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