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       keyboard_clearstate - reset the state of all keys when in raw keyboard mode


       #include <vgakeyboard.h>

       void keyboard_clearstate(void);


       When  in  raw keyboard mode, svgalib receives press and release events from the kernel and
       keeps track which keys are currently  pressed.  Calling  keyboard_clearstate()  sets  this
       information  to  all keys released. You can use this for cleanup at certain places in your
       program. In addition svgalib resets the states of all keys when a VC switch occurs because
       it does not know the current state of keys when it regains control of the console.


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


       This  manual  page  was edited by Michael Weller <>. 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

       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