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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

kbd_mode (1)

Name

kbd_mode - change the keyboard translation mode

Synopsis

kbd_mode -a | -n | -e | -u

Description

kbd_mode(1)                 General Commands Manual                kbd_mode(1)



NAME
       kbd_mode - change the keyboard translation mode

SYNOPSIS
       kbd_mode -a | -n | -e | -u

DESCRIPTION
       kbd_mode sets the translation mode of the console's keyboard (/dev/kbd)
       to one of the four values defined for KIOCTRANS  in  kb(7M).   This  is
       useful  when  a  program  that  resets  the translation mode terminates
       abnormally and fails to restore the original translation mode.

       Note that the text console  desires  ASCII  characters  (kbd_mode  -a),
       while Xorg(1) desires untranslated events (kbd_mode -u).

OPTIONS
       -a     ASCII: the keyboard will generate simple ASCII characters.

       -n     None:  the  keyboard  will generate unencoded bytes - a distinct
              value for up and down on each switch on the keyboard.

       -e     Events: the keyboard will generate firm_events with ASCII  char-
              acters in the value field.

       -u     Unencoded:  the  keyboard  will generate input events with unen-
              coded bytes in the value field such as those desired  by  the  X
              server.

FILES
       /dev/kbd


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+--------------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |     ATTRIBUTE VALUE      |
       +---------------+--------------------------+
       |Availability   | system/keyboard/kbd_mode |
       +---------------+--------------------------+
       |Stability      | Volatile                 |
       +---------------+--------------------------+
SEE ALSO
       kbd(1), kb(7M)




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