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hilkbd(7)							     hilkbd(7)

       hilkbd - HP-HIL mapped keyboard driver

       HP-HIL,	the  Hewlett-Packard  Human  Interface	Link,  is the Hewlett-
       Packard standard for interfacing	 a  personal  computer,	 terminal,  or
       workstation  to its input devices.  supplies input from all mapped key‐
       boards on a specified HP-HIL link.

       returns mapped keycodes, not ASCII characters.  "Raw" keycodes are  the
       individual  key	downstrokes  and upstrokes, and are different for each
       type of keyboard.  maps the raw input into the  keycodes	 and  protocol
       expected	 by the HP-UX, Pascal Workstation, and BASIC/UX operating sys‐
       tems.  The driver can usurp a keyboard from by changing it from	mapped
       mode to raw mode.

   System Calls
       gives  exclusive	 access to the keyboard.  If there is an ITE (internal
       terminal emulator) associated with the keyboard, the  ITE  loses	 input
       from  the  keyboard  until the keyboard device is closed.  Any previous
       queued input for the keyboard device is flushed from the input queue.

       returns control of the keyboard to the ITE,  if	present.   Any	unread
       input is discarded at that time.

       returns data from the keyboard in time-stamped packets:

       time_stamp,  when  repacked  into  an integer data type of four or more
       bytes, specifies the time since an arbitrary point  in  the  past  (for
       example,	 system	 start-up  time).   This point does not change between
       packets, but time during a power failure may or	may  not  be  counted.
       The time is in units of tens of milliseconds.

       The status byte encodes the state of the keyboard and keys:

	      0x8X   shift and control
	      0x9X   control only
	      0xAX   shift only
	      0xBX   no shift or control

       The data byte contains the actual keystroke.

       If  the	file status flag O_NDELAY is set, returns instead of blocking,
       when no data is available.  The system call on an  HP-HIL  keyboard  is
       considered  "slow";  that  is,  it can be interrupted by caught signals
       (see signal(2)).

       is not supported by

       can be used to poll for input to read from devices.  for write  or  for
       exceptional  conditions	always	returns	 a false indication in the bit

       is used to perform special operations on the device.  system calls have
       the form:

       The following request codes are defined in

       Read the configuration code.

		      This  request  returns  a one-byte configuration code in
		      the variable to  which  arg  points.   This  contains  a
		      field, defined by which specifies the keyboard identifi‐
		      cation code.  The possible  values  of  this  field  are
		      defined in the header file, and this identification code
		      affects interpretation of the language code.  All	 other
		      fields  in  the  configuration  code are currently unde‐

       Read the language code.

		      This request returns a one-byte language code,  as  read
		      from  the keyboard, in the variable to which arg points.
		      If there is more than  one  keyboard,  the  language  is
		      taken  from the first keyboard on the link.  Interpreta‐
		      tion of the language code is affected  by	 the  keyboard
		      identification field within the configuration code.

       Read the keyboard status register.

		      This  request  returns  a	 one-byte value containing bit
		      flags specifying the state of the shift and control keys
		      in the variable to which arg points:

			  KBD_STAT_LEFTSHIFT	The left shift key is up
			  KBD_STAT_RIGHTSHIFT	The right shift key is up
			  KBD_STAT_SHIFT	Both shift keys are up
			  KBD_STAT_CTRL		The control key is up

		      Other bits are undefined.

       Set the keyboard auto-repeat rate.

		      The  one-byte  value to which arg points is the negative
		      of the repeat period,  in	 tens  of  milliseconds.   The
		      repeat  rate  is the reciprocal of the repeat period.  A
		      parameter of zero disables auto-repeat.

       Set the keyboard auto-repeat delay.

		      The one-byte value to which arg points is	 the  negative
		      of the repeat delay, in tens of milliseconds.

       Cause an audible beep.

		      The  one-byte  value  to	which arg points specifies the
		      volume of the beep, within the range through Implementa‐
		      tions  with  fewer  than	discrete levels of volume will
		      scale the parameter into the smaller range.

       An invalid parameter was detected by

       A signal was caught during a
		      system call.

       No keyboard is present on the HP-HIL
		      link specified by the minor number.

       An attempt was made to use

       The device is already open.

       was developed by the Hewlett-Packard Company.


       mknod(1M), select(2), signal(2), hil(7), termio(7).


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