Is it possible to override folders files in the /use/share folder?
I know with skins you can override defaults by placing inside /storage/.kodi/addons. and /flash can be switched to rw temporarily, are there any tricks to do that for files folders within /usr/share/
You can mount over some file or folder from /storage. Or use more sophisticated overlay filesystem.
How would i know which folders i can mount over?
You do know which folders you need writable right?
Nothing is a “need” im just kicking the tires and experimenting.
/usr/share/services -> but i think i can test from /storage/.config (interested in Lirc)
/usr/share/kodi/addons -> is /storage/.kodi/addons
what about /usr/share/bootloader? config.ini is changeable by making /flash rw but is there some way to edit other files in there?
Correct for 1 and 2. 3 you probably don’t need to edit there anyway.
I was thinking about playing around with an animated splash screen. I’ve read it can be done earlier on in the boot process but its a bit beyond my comfort zone.
After poking around it looks like boot-logo-1080.bmp.gz is the last image to be loaded prior to the home page, figured i would stand the best chance by starting there first.
Any ideas how i could mount over that folder/file?
Animated splash is not just still image. You must run some program in a background. I did this long, long time back https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4FdVu0-fJt6cVdvbG5SOGM3b0E and it was executed from initramfs just like still image.
I remember that on my RPi3 there was an 1920 x 1080 animated boot splash. Still have that file (1.3MB); it was placed in storage/.cache folder in .mp4 format, named just splash.h264. How it was started, have no idea,but you can start exploring here.
Thanks Sholander, i’ll dive in see what i can figure out. i think i remember that slpash, very slick.
@vpeter, so is that basically sliding through multiple images treating them as frames?
Yes, done with plymouth-lite.