I'm using Ubuntu Builder and I really want to change the splash screen. It's my first time using Ubuntu Builder, and most of the work is being done offline (limited access...). By following the instructions in this AU post I've managed to set a custom plymouth background wallpaper. It is just a still image.

But I was just curious to know if I could use an animated GIF image for the splash-screen replacing the need for the codes in plymouth script to swap through .png images for boot animation.

  • I don't know why this Q is being voted for a close?! It's about tweaking Ubuntu! I'm voting to leave it open.. – precise Mar 9 '14 at 13:05
  • @rusty can you illustrate us what is the problem? I only see "how to add a gif to the boot screen" but I don't see what's the problem OP is facing with the guide he's following. – Braiam Mar 9 '14 at 14:44
  • @Braiam "how to add a gif to the boot screen" is the actual Q here as far as I understand (but yeah I don't know why OP had to include the script)... – precise Mar 9 '14 at 14:56
  • @Braiam what do you reckon, not worth a reopen? – precise Mar 9 '14 at 15:14
  • @rusty no, it's still unclear, I have no idea how can this be answered if OP doesn't clarify the question. – Braiam Mar 9 '14 at 16:41

No. You can't. Animated gifs are unsupported by plymouth at this time.

You have to use timers and swap the image yourself.

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    I know this isn't stated int he question but how would you create something similar to a gif, with pictures and timers. A step by step guide would be helpful :). – Alvar Mar 9 '14 at 17:18
  • It exists already... Google finds it. – RobotHumans Mar 9 '14 at 17:21
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    it would be great if you could include it here too.. – precise Mar 9 '14 at 17:23
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    Google links are fragile they can disappear at any time.... – Alvar Mar 9 '14 at 17:25
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    There's also an example already on site here: askubuntu.com/questions/143330/… – RobotHumans Mar 11 '14 at 21:48

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