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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     gsckbd - PS/2-like keyboard driver for wscons

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     gsckbd* at gsckbc?
     wskbd* at gsckbd? console ?

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     This driver supports  the  HP-specific  PS/2-like  keyboards
within the
     wscons(4)  console framework.  It doesn't provide direct device driver entry
 points but makes its functions available via the  internal wskbd(4)

     The  gsckbd  driver  supports a number of different key mappings which can
     be chosen from with the kernel option  ``GSCKBD_LAYOUT''  at
compile time
     or  with  the utility wsconsctl(8) (variable: ``keyboard.encoding'' ) at
     runtime.  Other mappings can be used if the whole keymap  is
replaced by
     means  of  wsconsctl(8).   The built-in mappings are at this

     KB_BE   ( ``be'' ) Belgium French.

     KB_BR   ( ``br'' ) Brazilian.

     KB_DE   ( ``de'' ) German with ``dead accents''.

     KB_DK   ( ``dk'' ) Danish with ``dead accents''.

     KB_ES   ( ``es'' ) Spanish.

     KB_FR   ( ``fr'' ) French.

     KB_HU   ( ``hu'' ) Hungarian.

     KB_IT   ( ``it'' ) Italian.

     KB_JP   ( ``jp'' ) Japanese.

     KB_LA   ( ``la'' ) Latinamerican.

     KB_LT   ( ``lt'' ) Lithuanian in ``ISO 8859-13''.

     KB_NO   ( ``no'' ) Norwegian with ``dead accents''.

     KB_PL   ( ``pl'' ) Polish in ``ISO 8859-2''.

     KB_PT   ( ``pt'' ) Portuguese.

     KB_RU   ( ``ru'' ) Russian in ``KOI8''.

     KB_SF   ( ``sf'' ) Swiss French with ``dead accents''.

     KB_SG   ( ``sg'' ) Swiss German with ``dead accents''.

     KB_SI   ( ``si'' ) Slovenian.

     KB_SV   ( ``sv'' ) Swedish with ``dead accents''.

     KB_TR   ( ``tr'' ) Turkish in ``ISO 8859-9'' with ``dead accents''.

     KB_UA   ( ``ua'' ) Ukrainian in ``KOI8''.

     KB_UK   ( ``uk'' ) British.

     KB_US    ( ``us'' ) English / US keyboard mapping (default).

     KB_US | KB_DECLK ( ``us.declk'' ) English / US  mapping  for
             LK400-style keyboards with PC keyboard interface (eg

     KB_US | KB_DVORAK ( ``us.dvorak'' ) English  /  US  keyboard
with ``Dvorak''

     KB_US  | KB_MACHDEP ( ``us.machdep'' ) English / US keyboard
on the

     The KB_DE, KB_DK, KB_NO, KB_SF, KB_SG, KB_SV and KB_TR  mappings can be
     used in the KB_NODEAD ( ``.nodead'' ) variant.  This switches off the
     ``dead accents''.

     The KB_BE, KB_FR, KB_JP, KB_US and KB_US  |  KB_DVORAK  mappings can be modified
 to swap the left Control and the Caps Lock keys by the
 variant bit or the ``.swapctrlcaps'' suffix.

     The KB_METAESC ( ``.metaesc'' ) option can be applied to any
layout.  If
     set,  keys  pressed  together with the ALT modifier are prefixed by an ESC
     character.  (Standard behaviour is to add 128 to  the  ASCII

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

     To set a German keyboard layout without ``dead accents'' and
sending an
     ESC character before the  key  symbol  if  the  ALT  key  is
pressed simultaneously,
 use wsconsctl -w keyboard.encoding=de.nodead.metaesc.
To set it
     at kernel build time, add option
     PCKBD_LAYOUT="(KB_DE|KB_NODEAD|KB_METAESC)"  to  the  kernel

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     gsc(4), gsckbc(4), pckbd(4), wskbd(4), wsconsctl(8)

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The  list of built-in mappings doesn't follow any logic.  It
grew as people
 submitted what they needed.

     The ``br'' and ``jp'' encodings are missing some  keys  compared to their
     pckbd(4) equivalents.

OpenBSD      3.6                          March      16,     2004
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