keyboard driver for wscons
pckbd* at pckbc?
pckbd* at gsckbc?
pckbd* at mkbc?
wskbd* at pckbd?
This driver supports PC/AT keyboards within the
console framework. It
doesn't provide direct device driver entry points but makes its functions
available via the internal
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
“keyboard.encoding”) at runtime. Other mappings can be used if the
whole keymap is replaced by means of
. The built-in
mappings are at this time:
- (be) Belgium French.
- (br) Brazilian.
- (cf) Canadian French.
- (de) German with “dead accents”.
- (dk) Danish with “dead accents”.
- (es) Spanish.
- (fr) French.
- KB_FR | KB_DVORAK
- (fr.dvorak) French keyboard with “Dvorak-Bepo”
- (hu) Hungarian.
- (is) Icelandic with “dead accents”.
- (it) Italian.
- (jp) Japanese.
- (la) Latinamerican.
- (lt) Lithuanian in “ISO 8859-13”.
- (lv) Latvian
- (nl) Dutch with “dead accents”.
- (no) Norwegian with “dead accents”.
- (pl) Polish in “ISO 8859-2”.
- (pt) Portuguese.
- (ru) Russian in “KOI8”.
- (sf) Swiss French with “dead accents”.
- (sg) Swiss German with “dead accents”.
- (si) Slovenian.
- (sv) Swedish with “dead accents”.
- (tr) Turkish in “ISO 8859-9” with “dead
- (ua) Ukrainian in “KOI8”.
- (uk) British.
- (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”
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 “dead
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” suffix.
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 character.
(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
simultaneously, use wsconsctl
. To set it at kernel build time, add
the following to the kernel configuration file:
The list of built-in mappings doesn't follow any logic. It grew as people
submitted what they needed.