kbd - Keyboard input driver
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
driver functions as a keyboard input device.
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 configuration 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
- Option "Device"
- Specify the keyboard device. Default: the OS's default
console keyboard input source. Property: "Device Node"
- Option "Protocol"
- Specify the keyboard protocol. Valid protocol types
Not all protocols are supported on all
platforms. Default: "Standard".
- Option "XLeds"
- 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"
- specifies which XKB rules file to use for interpreting the
XkbModel, 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
- Option "XkbModel"
- specifies the XKB keyboard model name. Default:
"pc105" for most platforms.
- Option "XkbLayout"
- specifies the XKB keyboard layout name. This is usually the
country or language type of the keyboard. Default: "us" for most
- Option "XkbVariant"
- specifies the XKB keyboard variant components. These can be
used to enhance the keyboard layout details. Default: not set.
- Option "XkbOptions"
- 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).
The following xorg.conf fragment ensures that user will be able to switch
layouts by pressing the "menu" key.
The scroll lock LED shows which layout is currently active.
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
layout its qwerty
variant is used.
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "base"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us,sk"
Option "XkbVariant" ",qwerty"
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:menu_toggle,grp_led:scroll"
Xorg(1), xorg.conf(5), Xserver(1), X(7).
hal(7), hald(8), fdi(5).