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KBD(4)               NetBSD/sun3 Kernel Interfaces Manual               KBD(4)


NAME
kbd -- Sun workstation keyboard
SYNOPSIS
pseudo-device kbd
DESCRIPTION
The kbd driver provides an interface to the workstation console keyboard. "type 2", "type 3", "type 4", and "type 5" keyboards are supported. The "type 5" keyboard is treated as if it were a "type 4". All types gener- ate keycodes encoding the key identity and motion (up or down) as the keys are pressed and released. The kbd driver either passes the keycodes to an application as they come in, or translates them into ASCII charac- ters first according to a set of built-in tables. If the keyboard is configured as the device to be used for system console input (see eeprom(8)), it will be internally connected to the /dev/console device special file, which can be used as a tty(4) device. The device special file /dev/kbd is used to get direct access to the key- board input stream. The following ioctl's are supported (mostly just enough to keep the X server going): KIOCTRANS Set translation mode. The argument is of type int *, the only value supported is TR_UNTRANS_EVENT. KIOCGTRANS Get translation mode. The argument is of type int *. TR_UNTRANS_EVENT is always returned. KIOCGETKEY Fill in old-style key station translation. The argument is of type struct okiockey *. KIOCCMD Send a command to the keyboard. The argument is of type int *, and can have one of the following values: KBD_CMD_BELL Start the keyboard beeper. KBD_CMD_NOBELL Stop the keyboard beeper. KBD_CMD_CLICK Instruct the keyboard to make extra noise when touching keys. KBD_CMD_NOCLICK Instruct the keyboard to stop making extra noise when touching keys. KIOCTYPE Get keyboard type. The argument is of type int *, in which one of the values KB_SUN2, KB_SUN3 or KB_SUN4 will be returned. KIOCSDIRECT Route the keyboard input stream through the SunOS compatible event module. The argument is of type int *, a non-zero value will put the driver into ``event'' mode, while a value of zero will make it return to ``ASCII translation'' mode. KIOCSKEY Set key station translation. The argument is of type struct kiockey * (see /usr/include/machine/kbio.h for more details). KIOCGKEY Get key station translation. The argument is of type struct kiockey *. KIOCLAYOUT Get keyboard layout (``type 4'' only). The argument is of type int *, in which the uninterpreted result of the KBD_CMD_GLAYOUT keyboard command is returned (on KBDUN4 type keyboards this will be the setting of a DIP switch bank). KIOCSLED Set LED state (``type 4'' only). The argument is of type char *, and is the inclusive OR of the following flags: LED_NUM_LOCK LED_COMPOSE LED_SCROLL_LOCK LED_CAPS_LOCK Each of these flags turn on the LED in the obvious key. KIOCGLED Get LED state (``type 4'' only). The argument is of type char *, in which the current LED state is returned.
SEE ALSO
eeprom(4), sun3/ms(4), eeprom(8)
BUGS
kbd is hardwired to the built-in zs1 serial port at 1200 bps. NetBSD 9.0 February 17, 2017 NetBSD 9.0
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