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NAME

       keyboard_init, keyboard_init_return_fd - initialize the keyboard to raw
       mode

SYNOPSIS

       #include <vgakeyboard.h>

       int keyboard_init(void);
       int keyboard_init_return_fd(void);

DESCRIPTION

       These routines initialize the keyboard to raw mode. No ASCII codes  are
       produced,  instead  svgalib  keeps  track  of  each  single keypress or
       depress.  The return_fd version returns  the  file  descriptor  of  the
       console  device to allow you to do further tricks with it (though it is
       unclear which).  The other version just returns 0 if successful.   Both
       return -1 on error.

       keyboard_close(3) returns to normal operation.

       When  in  raw  keyboard  mode  you  can  no  longer use vga_getch(3) or
       vga_getkey(3)   but    you    must    use    keyboard_getstate(3)    or
       keyboard_keypressed(3).

       Depending  on the setting of keyboard_translatekeys(3) even in raw mode
       a <Ctrl>-C will cause a SIGINT.  In any case  svgalib  will  check  for
       <Alt>-F1 - <Alt>-F10 and perform console switches accordingly.

SEE ALSO

       svgalib(7),   vgagl(7),   libvga.config(5),  keytest(6),  eventtest(6),
       keyboard_seteventhandler(3),   keyboard_close(3),   keyboard_update(3),
       keyboard_waitforupdate(3),          keyboard_setdefaulteventhandler(3),
       keyboard_getstate(3),                           keyboard_clearstate(3),
       keyboard_translatekeys(3), keyboard_keypressed(3), vga_waitevent(3)

AUTHOR

       This  manual  page  was  edited by Michael Weller <eowmob@exp-math.uni-
       essen.de>. The exact source of the referenced function as  well  as  of
       the original documentation is unknown.

       It is very likely that both are at least to some extent are due to Harm
       Hanemaayer <H.Hanemaayer@inter.nl.net>.

       Occasionally this might be wrong. I hereby asked to be excused  by  the
       original author and will happily accept any additions or corrections to
       this first version of the svgalib manual.