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Date:      Tue, 22 Mar 2016 06:56:37 +0000 (UTC)
From:      Teng Zhang <unixreader@yahoo.com>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>,  "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   =?UTF-8?Q?=E5=9B=9E=E5=A4=8D=EF=BC=9ARe:_find_module_information?=
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Thank you very much for your reply, @Polytropon.I found some useful files i=
n /usr/local/man and /usr/local/share/doc seems does not include the files =
which i want to get.It seems like that not all modules in /boot/kernel can =
correspond to a manual page. Could you please tell me how can i distinguish=
 between OS-provided modules and non-OS-provided modules(modules like acpi*=
 are OS-provided modules, of course) .

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ebsd-questions wrote:
> Hello, everbody, i saw a module named i915kms.ko, and i want to know
> what is its' facility, Could anybody please tell me where i can get
> some useful information.

This probably is a 3rd party module, so the documentation
is located where the port maintainer decided to install it
to. In most cases, this will be /usr/local/share/doc/<name>,
but other locations are also possible. Some ported software
provides a manual page, "man <name>", but sadly it's not
always the case.

Sometimes you can derive from the name: "i915kms" is shorthand
for "Intel 915" (graphics chipset) kernel mode setting.



> (and any other modules in /boot/kernel)

Usually "man <name>" will work for OS-provided modules.


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Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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