Gentoo On Tesla: A Tesla Car Owner Managed To Hack It And Install Gentoo Linux

A online blog post reports achivement backed by a YouTube video showing Gentoo running on a Tesla car.

Updated Apr 29, 2016News
Gentoo on Tesla

If rooting a Android device sounds a bit complicated, what would you say about rooting a Tesla car?

And if that’s not enough for you, how about rooting it and installing Gentoo Linux – one of the Linux distributions with the highest learning curves out there.

Apparently, that’s exactly what a new online blogger claims to have accomplished.

“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!

…running a Gentoo arm system, cross-compiled using a qemu-user chroot environment. Yes, that’s right, Gentoo, running on a Tesla.”

Hemera, which is the name of the blogger behind the post, claims that performance is even far better than she thought it would be.

Oh yes, and it also turns out that she’s a female! Considering that men are usually the ones linked with cars adjustments and according to some YouTube comments this is quite a surprising fact on its own.

Tesla hacked by a woman?

Tesla hacked by a woman?

Although the most difficult part is behind her, Hemera says there are still a few things left to be done and some finishing touches are still due, for instance a decent web browser needs be installed, and the likes.

But once it all finished, things should be performing far better.

Good luck with that Hemera, keep us informed.

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