After 2 weeks of cross-compiling, struggling with ALSA, and fighting with Xorg and Nvidia Tegra drivers, I finally have something I would consider presentable!
The car would make an amazing media center. Holy crap it sounds amazing! The video player I'm using here is SMplayer. The performance was far better than I thought it would be, even with the wonky EGL and codec situation I'm currently in.
|"I really don't understand all the complaints about the time to install gentoo. It is like complaining about your Tesla because the dealership was so far away."|
Some details, this is running a Gentoo arm system, cross-compiled using a qemu-user chroot environment. Yes, that's right, Gentoo, running on a Tesla. All those USE flags, CFLAGS, and optimizations are going to add speed to my car. My 5 second 0-60 will be faster than your 5 second 0-60!
There was probably at least 5 days of continuous compilation going on here. The system is almost completely independent. "OMG did you seriously flash the Tegra?" No, I didn't go that far. I'm running Gentoo in a chroot environment within the Tesla OS itself. I will definitely be making a post later diving into the technical details of it.
|"I use Gentoo because I'm a speed freak - I can't stand the thought that my Tesla might not be running as fast as it could be."|
The desktop environment is XFCE. It's a great mix between minimal and pretty. I did go with Fluxbox at first but... it's a little TOO minimal. Not saying there's anything wrong with that!
|"Why *SHOULDN'T* you put a Tesla on gentoo? I mean, THOSE things should perform REALLY well, and gentoo is just the thing that does that..."|
I have a few applications installed, though not that much yet. I tried a bunch of browsers but the best one so far is NetSurf. I'm currently fighting with the 3D \ EGL and some of the Nvidia codecs. Once I get that all ironed out a lot of things should be performing far better.
The captions in the pictures are small parodies of very real quotes at http://funroll-loops.info/
Happy hacking :)
Happy hacking :)