PCKBD(4) BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual PCKBD(4)
pckbd -- PC keyboard driver for wscons
pckbd* at pckbc?
pckbd* at gsckbc? (hppa)
pckbd* at mkbc? (sgi)
wskbd* at pckbd?
This driver supports PC/AT keyboards within the wscons(4) console frame-
work. It doesn't provide direct device driver entry points but makes its
functions available via the internal wskbd(4) interface.
The pckbd driver supports a number of different key mappings which can be
chosen from with the kernel option ``PCKBD_LAYOUT'' at compile time or
with the utility wsconsctl(8) (variable: ``keyboard.encoding'') at run-
time. Other mappings can be used if the whole keymap is replaced by
means of wsconsctl(8). The built-in mappings are at this time:
KB_BE (be) Belgium French.
KB_BR (br) Brazilian.
KB_CF (cf) Canadian French.
KB_DE (de) German with ``dead accents''.
KB_DK (dk) Danish with ``dead accents''.
KB_ES (es) Spanish.
KB_FR (fr) French.
KB_FR | KB_DVORAK
(fr.dvorak) French keyboard with ``Dvorak-Bepo'' layout.
KB_HU (hu) Hungarian.
KB_IS (is) Icelandic with ``dead accents''.
KB_IT (it) Italian.
KB_JP (jp) Japanese.
KB_LA (la) Latinamerican.
KB_LT (lt) Lithuanian in ``ISO 8859-13''.
KB_LV (lv) Latvian
KB_NL (nl) Dutch with ``dead accents''.
KB_NO (no) Norwegian with ``dead accents''.
KB_PL (pl) Polish in ``ISO 8859-2''.
KB_PT (pt) Portuguese.
KB_RU (ru) Russian in ``KOI8''.
KB_SF (sf) Swiss French with ``dead accents''.
KB_SG (sg) Swiss German with ``dead accents''.
KB_SI (si) Slovenian.
KB_SV (sv) Swedish with ``dead accents''.
KB_TR (tr) Turkish in ``ISO 8859-9'' with ``dead accents''.
KB_UA (ua) Ukrainian in ``KOI8''.
KB_UK (uk) British.
KB_US (us) English/US keyboard mapping (default).
KB_US | KB_DECLK
(us.declk) English/US mapping for DEC LK400-style keyboards
with PC keyboard interface (eg LK461).
KB_US | KB_DVORAK
(us.dvorak) English/US keyboard with ``Dvorak'' layout.
The KB_DE, KB_DK, KB_IS, KB_NO, KB_SF, KB_SG, KB_SV and KB_TR mappings
can be used in the KB_NODEAD (.nodead) variant. This switches off the
The KB_BE, KB_FR, KB_FR | KB_DVORAK, KB_JP, KB_UK, KB_US and KB_US |
KB_DVORAK mappings can be modified to swap the left Control and the Caps
Lock keys by the KB_SWAPCTRLCAPS variant bit or the ``.swapctrlcaps''
The KB_METAESC (.metaesc) option can be applied to any layout. If set,
keys pressed together with the ALT modifier are prefixed by an ESC char-
acter. (Standard behaviour is to add 128 to the ASCII value.)
Because PC keyboard hardware doesn't contain a beeper, requests for
``keyboard beeps'' cannot be handled directly. On alpha and i386, a
helper device attached to the pcppi driver allows use of the standard ISA
speaker for this purpose.
To set a German keyboard layout without ``dead accents'' and sending an
ESC character before the key symbol if the ALT key is pressed simultane-
ously, use wsconsctl keyboard.encoding=de.nodead.metaesc. To set it at
kernel build time, add the following to the kernel configuration file:
intro(4), isa(4), mkbc(4), pckbc(4), wskbd(4), wsconsctl(8)
The list of built-in mappings doesn't follow any logic. It grew as peo-
ple submitted what they needed.
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