How to? Submit a new or ammended man page

Ruben de Groot mail25 at
Wed Feb 4 08:03:25 PST 2004

On Wed, Feb 04, 2004 at 10:51:19AM +0000, Dave typed:
> Re-posted due to no replies 
> Having spent some time trying to get the onboard sound working on an Intel
> 845G M/B I eventually worked my way to the ich sound driver.  If there had
> been a man page for it, I'd probably have discovered this more quickly.
> Anyway, although still very much a newbie when it come to FreeBSD I've
> created what I think may be the basics of a man page for this driver.

Look at the groff_man(7) manual page for a description of the format of
manpages. Or look in the source, e.g.


(Which, btw, looks a lot like what you created below)

> The question is, how and who do i submit it to?  The doc project page says
> they don't do man pages.

The usual way to supply patches is through the send-pr(1) mechanism.


> If anyone on this list would like to comment on the content and or handle
> it, then here it is:
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>      ich -- Intel/NVidia PCI bridge device driver
>      device ich
>      The ich bridge driver allows the generic audio drivers including
> pcm(4)
>      to attach to the following PCI sound devices:
>      o   Intel 443MX
>      o   Intel ICH (82801AA)
>      o   Intel ICH (82801AB)
>      o   Intel ICH2 (82801BA)
>      o   Intel ICH3 (82801CA)
>      o   Intel ICH4 (82801DB) (Volume controls not working?)
>      o   Intel ICH5 (82801EB)
>      o   SiS 7012
>      o   Nvidia nForce
>      o   Nvidia nForce2
>      o   Nvidia nForce3
>      o   AMD-768
>      o   AMD-8111
>      unkown
>      pcm(4)
>      Katsurajima Naoto <raven at>
>      Cameron Grant <cg at>
>      xtalsinger at (man page)
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Hope it's of some use and is vaguely correct.
> Dave
> -- 
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