PCKBD(4) OpenBSD Programmer's Manual PCKBD(4)NAMEpckbd - PC keyboard driver for wscons
pckbd* at pckbc?
pckbd* at gsckbc? (hppa)
pckbd* at mkbc? (sgi)
wskbd* at pckbd?
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 time:
KB_BE (be) Belgium French.
KB_BR (br) Brazilian.
KB_CF (cf) Canadian French.
KB_DE (de) German with (dead accents).
KB_DK (dk) Danish with ``dead accents''.
KB_ES (es) Spanish.
KB_FR (fr) French.
KB_FR | KB_DVORAK
(fr.dvorak) French keyboard with ``Dvorak-Bepo'' layout.
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_LV (lv) Latvian
KB_NL (nl) Dutch with ``dead accents''.
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 DEC LK400-style keyboards
with PC keyboard interface (eg LK461).
KB_US | KB_DVORAK
(us.dvorak) English/US keyboard with ``Dvorak'' layout.
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
The KB_BE, KB_FR, KB_FR | KB_DVORAK, KB_JP, KB_UK, KB_US and KB_US |
KB_DVORAK mappings can be modified to swap the left Control and the Caps
Lock keys by the KB_SWAPCTRLCAPS variant bit or the ``.swapctrlcaps''
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 value.)
Because PC keyboard hardware doesn't contain a beeper, requests for
``keyboard beeps'' cannot be handled directly. On alpha and i386, a
helper device attached to the pcppi driver allows use of the standard ISA
speaker for this purpose.
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 keyboard.encoding=de.nodead.metaesc. To
set it at kernel build time, add the following to the kernel
SEE ALSOintro(4), isa(4), mkbc(4), pckbc(4), wskbd(4), wsconsctl(8)BUGS
The list of built-in mappings doesn't follow any logic. It grew as
people submitted what they needed.
OpenBSD 4.9 January 30, 2011 OpenBSD 4.9