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These instructions explain how to install gNewSense Parkes on the Lemote Notebook (aka "LibreNote"), model 8133, referenced in the "h-node hardware database".

For information about gNewSense for Yeeloong, refer to GNewSenseToMIPS. For more information about previous hardware platforms from Lemote / Loongson, on which GNewSense is running, refer to Lemote.

Project description

Preliminary steps

Create a rescue USB disk

http://www.gnewsense.org/Projects/GNewSenseToMIPS-USB

TODO List

  1. Build a Linux-libre kernel targeted at Loongson 3A hardware.
  2. Port GRUB2 to Loongson 3A.
  3. Adapt sysinit scripts from gNewSense for Loongson 2F.
  4. Test programs from Squeeze directly on Loongson 3A.
  5. Create a documentation that could help others porting their programs/distros to Loongson 3A.
  6. ...

Additional information

Kernel

Note: Loongson 3A changes to the kernel Linux should be merged with official kernel.org around version 3.12 or later.

Kernel targeted at Loongson 3A hardware

Deblob scripts

Patches:

Issues

Kernel panic

When they are deblobbed, both version 2.6.36 and 3.9.0 of the kernel Linux modified by Lemote give kernel panics at boot randomly. The patch linux-3.9-kernel-panic.patch seems to fix the problem for 3.9 (linux-2.6.36-kernel-panic.patch for 2.6.36).

Boot delay

When they are deblobbed, both version 2.6.36 and 3.9.0 of the kernel Linux modified by Lemote wait 60 seconds for the video card firmware. The patch linux-3.9-firmware-timeout.patch fixes the problem for 3.9 (linux-2.6.36-firmware-timeout.patch for 2.6.36).

Battery

If you get battery information wrong and the following error message at boot:

Lemote Laptop Platform Driver: The battery does not exist!!

Try version 2.6.36-20.lemote of the kernel + modules on http://dev.lemote.com/cgit/linux-3A.git/.

GRUB

See : http://www.gnewsense.org/Projects/GNewSenseToMIPS-Grub

PMON

3A processor

Toolchain

Documentation / reports

Infrastructure

Bugs

Mailing list archives

* gnewsense-dev

http://www.mail-archive.com/gnewsense-dev@nongnu.org/maillist.html

* loongson-dev

http://www.mail-archive.com/loongson-dev@googlegroups.com/maillist.html

Contact info

Projects/GNewSenseToMIPS-3A (last edited 2013-07-26 11:37:59 by pitof)