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how do I display an animated gif during boot

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:22 am
by Funman1111
This is a remake of another thread because loading image....it don't attract many... I don't have my pi yet but when I get it I want an animated gif I found on the wiki as a loading screen for starting the os ...also no that I can't code...this is the best I can do in roblox Lua

Game.workspace.(name of thing here).(something you can change without code).(some kind of value)

So please tell me how...

Yes ik it will use more CPU power but not much and I like it... 8-)

Re: how do I display an animated gif during boot

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:27 am
by Funman1111
Dis is what I want! :twisted:

... http://elinux.org/images/4/45/Rasp_turn_around.gif

Idk how to use command prompt or python...but the more that is shown and explained the more I will learn...

Re: how do I display an animated gif during boot

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:41 am
by Funman1111
Lolololololol :lol: look at the times of these post and when I joined :lol:

Re: how do I display an animated gif during boot

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:50 am
by W. H. Heydt
Well.... Until the kernel is up and running, there wouldn't be any services available to run an animated GIF...and once everything is running there'd be no point.

Also bear in mind that processor cycles being used to run an animation *aren't* be used to bring the system up to full operation, so they're wasted effort.

Better would be to read such messages as you can and understand what is happening during the boot process...rather than hiding it and pretending none of that stuff is going on. (Windows does much the same, but it hides the interesting stuff from you behind the splash screens.)

In fairness, though, I have an old SuSE system that gives a basically static screen. However it has a message on it telling you which key to press to see the details of the boot process. It does the same on shutdown...static picture with an option to see the details.

Re: how do I display an animated gif during boot

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:34 am
by Funman1111
Uuuu...what kernel ...as for it takeing a bit of speed I don't care it's not that much

Re: how do I display an animated gif during boot

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:28 am
by aTao
I think http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Plymouth is the sort of thing you are looking for. As far a I can tell it will be difficult to get to work.

Re: how do I display an animated gif during boot

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:28 pm
by Funman1111
Uuuuuu........ :shock:

Help.....

Re: how do I display an animated gif during boot

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:02 pm
by 4thdwarflord
essentially, you will have to make it work yourself, because there is no simple way to at the moment. eventually this will be easier, but the system doesn't need to do this, and too few people would put in the effort to set this up, so no-one has added it to raspbian (yet).