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    Phoronix: A New Effort Trying Again To Mainline Linux Kernel Support For The Lemote Yeeloong

    The Lemote Yeeloong netbools came out a decade ago and based on the MIPS Loongson 2F processor clocked up to 900MHz, offered up to 1GB of RAM, some models featuring an 8GB SSD, and driving the display was a Silicon Motion controller. The Yeeloong netbooks/laptops were even used by Richard Stallman for being open-source friendly and he used the devices as his own system for several years. Finally in 2019, better mainline Linux kernel support is being worked on...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Yeeloong-2019-

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    That article ID looks incomplete. Also, typo:

    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    The Lemote Yeeloong netbools

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    • #3
      ..Yeeloong.. Loongson that wasnt the best day for the marketing department....

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      • #4
        And they say RMS is irrelevant...

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        • #5
          Looks like the Lemote Fuloong mini pc with 512 MB RAM with 160 GB HD, VGA & DVI might still be available from reseller KD85 in Belgium: http://kd85.com/

          They would also be the people to ask to help find an old Lemote Yeeloong I believe.

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          • #6
            There newer Loongson SBCs and SoCs sold in mainline China. Google doesn't return anything useful but Baidu got me to http://www.openloongson.cn

            Now if I only knew Chinese...

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            • #7
              From their site: https://encrypted.kd85.com/lemote.html

              "Turns out that the grapics chips required a binary blob so we decided to drop supporting Lemote, they are just not getting the point. Mixing an open source CPU with an evil graphics chip is just retarded."

              A bit sad I suppose. I guess still no fully open platform yet in 2019 (which is a little bit sickening frankly)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by c117152 View Post
                There newer Loongson SBCs and SoCs sold in mainline China. Google doesn't return anything useful but Baidu got me to http://www.openloongson.cn

                Now if I only knew Chinese...
                Thanks for the link
                Indeed, its very difficult to get our hands on one board with mips.

                Mips64 for desktop/sbcs I only knew about loongson( Cavium I think has some nice cpus but for servers.. )
                Mips32 its also in my list of interest, and here probably will be from Baikal

                Probably something like this
                Last edited by tuxd3v; 03-10-2019, 10:17 AM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tuxd3v View Post
                  Indeed, its very difficult to get our hands on one board with mips.
                  Loongson mobos for desktops/servers are readily available on Aliexpress. Dual-socket Loongson 3A quad-core will cost you about 400 USD.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CochainComplex View Post
                    ..Yeeloong.. Loongson that wasnt the best day for the marketing department....
                    Yeah, if it was called "Yeelong", it would be easier to pronounce. But two O's... nope.

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