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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     pckbd - PC keyboard driver for wscons

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     pckbd* at pckbc?
     wskbd* at pckbd? console ?
     option PCKBD_LAYOUT=XXX

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     This driver supports PC/AT 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) interface.

     The pckbd driver supports a number of different key mappings
which can be
     chosen  from with the kernel option ``PCKBD_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''

     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

     Because  PC  keyboard hardware doesn't contain a beeper, requests for
     ``keyboard beeps'' cannot be handled  directly.   On  alpha,
cats and i386,
     a  helper  device attached to the pcppi driver allows use of
the standard
     ISA speaker for this purpose.

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]

     intro(4), isa(4), pckbc(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.

OpenBSD      3.6                          March      16,     2004
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