Provided by: libsvga1-dev_1.4.3-27ubuntu1_i386
keyboard_getstate - get a pointer to a buffer holding the state of all
keys in raw keyboard mode
When in raw keyboard mode this routine returns a pointer buffer to a
static buffer. If the value in buffer[scancode] is KEY_PRESSED or
KEY_NOTPRESSED the key with that scancode is pressed or not. Actually
KEY_PRESSED is 1 and KEY_NOTPRESSED is 0, s.t. you can use constructs
/* do something */
This is more efficient than calling keyboard_keypressed(3) if you want
to check for many different keys.
Please note that keyboard events will only be processed when you
occasionally call keyboard_update(3) or keyboard_waitforupdate(3).
keyboard_translatekeys(3) allows certain remap operations which make
certain keys (digits, enter) which might have several physical keys
show up under the same scancodes.
Here are the supported scancodes. The names of the #defines originate
from the US keyboard layout, for other countries, they’ll refer to the
key in the same physical location, but the keycap will have a different
inscription. For the list below, add SCANCODE_ in front of the names to
get the right name for your C source. That means, if it lists BACKSLASH
below, you shall use SCANCODE_BACKSLASH as symbol in your program. In
addition to the names below we also have SCANCODE_0 - SCANCODE_9,
SCANCODE_KEYPAD0 - SCANCODE_KEYPAD9, SCANCODE_A - SCANCODE_Z, and
SCANCODE_F1 - SCANCODE_F12.
The other key names are ESCAPE, MINUS, EQUAL, BACKSPACE, TAB,
BRACKET_LEFT, BRACKET_RIGHT, ENTER, LEFTCONTROL, SEMICOLON, APOSTROPHE,
GRAVE, LEFTSHIFT, BACKSLASH, COMMA, PERIOD, SLASH, RIGHTSHIFT,
KEYPADMULTIPLY, LEFTALT, SPACE, CAPSLOCK, NUMLOCK, SCROLLLOCK,
CURSORUPLEFT, CURSORUP, CURSORUPRIGHT, KEYPADMINUS, CURSORLEFT,
CURSORRIGHT, KEYPADPLUS, CURSORDOWNLEFT, CURSORDOWN, CURSORDOWNRIGHT,
KEYPADPERIOD, LESS, KEYPADENTER, RIGHTCONTROL, CONTROL, KEYPADDIVIDE,
PRINTSCREEN, RIGHTALT, BREAK, BREAK_ALTERNATIVE, HOME, CURSORBLOCKUP,
PAGEUP, CURSORBLOCKLEFT, CURSORBLOCKRIGHT, END, CURSORBLOCKDOWN,
PAGEDOWN, INSERT, and REMOVE.
svgalib(7), vgagl(7), libvga.config(5), keytest(6), eventtest(6),
keyboard_clearstate(3), keyboard_translatekeys(3), keyboard_update(3),
This manual page was edited by Michael Weller <firstname.lastname@example.org-
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
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.