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KBDMUX(4)	      DragonFly Kernel Interfaces Manual	     KBDMUX(4)

NAME

kbdmux -- keyboard multiplexer

SYNOPSIS

To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following line in your kernel configuration file: device kbdmux Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5): kbdmux_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

The kbdmux keyboard driver provides support for basic keyboard multiplex- ing. It is built around the idea of a ``super keyboard''. The kbdmux driver acts as a master keyboard consuming input from all slave keyboards attached to it. Slave keyboards can be attached to or detached from the kbdmux keyboard driver with the kbdcontrol(1) utility.

SEE ALSO

kbdcontrol(1), atkbd(4), syscons(4), ukbd(4)

CAVEATS

The kbdmux keyboard driver switches all slave keyboards into K_RAW mode. Thus all slave keyboards attached to the kbdmux keyboard share the same state. The kbdmux keyboard is logically equivalent to one keyboard with lots of duplicated keys.

HISTORY

The kbdmux module was implemented in FreeBSD 6.0. It was imported into DragonFly 2.3.

AUTHORS

Maksim Yevmenkin <m_evmenkin@yahoo.com> DragonFly 3.7 September 12, 2009 DragonFly 3.7