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KBD(4x)								       KBD(4x)

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 in-
       cluded 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  con-
       figuration  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.  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:
	      "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 Xkb-
	      Model, 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/local/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).

X Version 11		   xf86-input-keyboard 1.8.0		       KBD(4x)

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