|UKBD(4)||Device Drivers Manual||UKBD(4)|
ukbd* at uhidev?
wskbd* at ukbd?
ukbddriver provides support for USB keyboards i.e. HID devices in the “keyboard” class. Access to the keyboard is through the wskbd(4) driver.
ukbd driver supports a number of
different key mappings which can be chosen from with the kernel option
“UKBD_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
wsconsctl(8). The built-in mappings
are at this time:
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 accents”.
The KB_BE, KB_FR, KB_FR | KB_APPLE, 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.)
wsconsctl keyboard.encoding=de.nodead.metaesc. To set it at kernel build time, add the following to the kernel configuration file:
ukbddriver appeared in NetBSD 1.4. OpenBSD support was added in OpenBSD 2.8.
ukbddriver is brought into action rather late in the boot process, so if it is used as the console driver then ddb(4) is not usable until late in the boot.
The list of built-in mappings doesn't follow any logic. It grew as people submitted what they needed.
|April 5, 2011||OpenBSD-current|