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     atkbd — the AT keyboard interface


     options ATKBD_DFLT_KEYMAP
     makeoptions ATKBD_DFLT_KEYMAP=_keymap_name_
     device atkbd

     In /boot/device.hints:"atkbdc"


     The atkbd driver, together with the atkbdc driver, provides access to the AT 84 keyboard or
     the AT enhanced keyboard which is connected to the AT keyboard controller.

     This driver is required for the console driver syscons(4) or vt(4).

     There can be only one atkbd device defined in the kernel configuration file.  This device
     also requires the atkbdc keyboard controller to be present.  The irq number must always be
     1; there is no provision of changing the number.

   Function Keys
     The AT keyboard has a number of function keys.  They are numbered as follows and can be
     associated with strings by the kbdcontrol(1) command.  You can use a keyboard map file (see
     kbdmap(5)) to map them to arbitrary keys, particularly the functions in the range from 65 to
     96 which are not used by default.

     Function Key number  Function Key
     1, 2,...12           F1, F2,... F12
     13, 14,...24         Shift+F1, Shift+F2,... Shift+F12
     25, 26,...36         Ctl+F1, Ctl+F2,... Ctl+F12
     37, 38,...48         Shift+Ctl+F1, Shift+Ctl+F2,... Shift+Ctl+F12
     49                   Home and Numpad 7 (without NumLock)
     50                   Up Arrow and Numpad 8 (without NumLock)
     51                   Page Up and Numpad 9 (without NumLock)
     52                   Numpad -
     53                   Left Arrow and Numpad 4 (without NumLock)
     54                   Numpad 5 (without NumLock)
     55                   Right Arrow and Numpad 6 (without NumLock)
     56                   Numpad +
     57                   End and Numpad 1 (without NumLock)
     58                   Down Arrow and Numpad 2 (without NumLock)
     59                   Page Down and Numpad 3 (without NumLock)
     60                   Ins and Numpad 0 (without NumLock)
     61                   Del
     62                   Left GUI Key
     63                   Right GUI Key
     64                   Menu
     65, 66,...96         free (not used by default)

     See the man page for the kbdcontrol(1) command for how to assign a string to the function


   Kernel Configuration Options
     The following kernel configuration options control the atkbd driver.

                 This option sets the default, built-in keymap of the atkbd driver to the named
                 keymap.  See EXAMPLES below.

                 The keymap can be modified by the kbdcontrol(1) command.  This option will
                 disable this feature and prevent the user from changing key assignment.

   Driver Flags
     The atkbd driver accepts the following driver flags.  They can be set either in
     /boot/device.hints, or else from within the boot loader (see loader(8)).

     bit 0 (FAIL_IF_NO_KBD)
           By default the atkbd driver will install even if a keyboard is not actually connected
           to the system.  This option prevents the driver from being installed in this

     bit 1 (NO_RESET)
           When this option is given, the atkbd driver will not reset the keyboard when
           initializing it.  It may be useful for laptop computers whose function keys have
           special functions and these functions are forgotten when the keyboard is reset.

     bit 2 (ALT_SCANCODESET)
           Certain keyboards, such as those on some ThinkPad models, behave like the old XT
           keyboard and require this option.

     bit 3 (NO_PROBE_TEST)
           When this option is given, the atkbd driver will not test the keyboard port during the
           probe routine.  Some machines hang during boot when this test is performed.


     The atkbd driver requires the keyboard controller atkbdc.  Thus, the kernel configuration
     file should contain the following lines.

           device atkbdc
           device atkbd

     The following example shows how to set the default, built-in keymap to jp.106.kbd.

           device atkbdc
           options ATKBD_DFLT_KEYMAP
           makeoptions ATKBD_DFLT_KEYMAP=jp.106
           device atkbd

     In both cases, you also need to have following lines in /boot/device.hints.



     kbdcontrol(1), atkbdc(4), psm(4), syscons(4), vt(4), kbdmap(5), loader(8)


     The atkbd driver first appeared in FreeBSD 3.1.


     The atkbd driver was written by Søren Schmidt <> and Kazutaka Yokota
     <>.  This manual page was written by Kazutaka Yokota.