[Xorg] is it possible to have keyboard layout detection?

Alan Coopersmith Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Mon Aug 16 13:15:58 PDT 2004

Kristof Vansant wrote:
> is it possible to have keyboard layout detection?
> I was wondering if new usb keyboards have some sort of identification
> onboard.

I don't know about commodity usb keyboards - Sun USB keyboards
identify which international layout they have and Sun's X server
uses that to identify the layout.  I've ported that to the Xorg
server for Solaris platforms, as part of the kbd driver work I've
been doing - I hope to get that finished and ready to commit sometime
after the 6.8 release.  Unfortunately, I don't think that will help
any other platforms since it relies on ioctls in the Solaris kbd

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at sun.com
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

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