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       kbd - Keyboard input driver


       Section "InputDevice"
         Identifier "idevname"
         Driver "kbd"


       kbd  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 Xorg.

       The kbd 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 are supported:

       Option "Device" "string"
              Specify the keyboard device.  Default: the  OS's  default  console  keyboard  input
              source.  Property: "Device Node" (read-only).

       Option "Protocol" "string"
              Specify the keyboard protocol.  Valid protocol types include:

                   Standard, Xqueue.

              Not all protocols are supported on all platforms.  Default: "Standard".

       Option "XLeds" "ledlist"
              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" "rules"
              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 /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.lst file.

       Option "XkbModel" "modelname"
              specifies the XKB keyboard model name.  Default: "pc105" for most platforms.

       Option "XkbLayout" "layoutname"
              specifies the XKB keyboard layout name.  This is usually the  country  or  language
              type of the keyboard.  Default: "us" for most platforms.

       Option "XkbVariant" "variants"
              specifies  the  XKB  keyboard variant components.  These can be used to enhance the
              keyboard layout details.  Default: not set.

       Option "XkbOptions" "options"
              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 between us and
       sk layouts by pressing the "menu" key. The scroll lock LED shows which layout is currently

       The XkbVariant 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 the sk layout its qwerty variant  is

           Section "InputDevice"
               Identifier   "Generic Keyboard"
               Driver       "kbd"
               Option       "CoreKeyboard"
               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).