I manage to remove boot messages by modifying /boot/cmdline.txt, adding
This command allocate console to an unavailable framebuffer. You can get more info about this command here and use "con2fbmap" to reallocate console/frambuffer on-demand.
In order to display a mirrored splash screen, very quickly, i choose to loaded fbcp, plymouth and ...
Try editing the /etc/rc.local file like so
... # other initialization
/usr/bin/fbi -d /dev/fb0 -T 1 -noverbose -a -t 5 /home/pi/Photos/*.jpg &
Also might need to disable boot to X in raspi-config
If you are looking to create a digitial signage solution, there are other options as well such as minibian which I personally prefer; or some ...
To specify a display to use with X11-aware application you would either use a dedicated command line option or, if one is not available, set the DISPLAY environment variable in-line with the command, for example the following two commands do the same thing:
xeyes --display :0
When you login via the graphical "greeter" the environment ...
The Pi has 3 "components" the CPU, GPIO and Video Core which are relatively independent.
As you might guess the Video Core is responsible for display, and will continue to display the contents of the frame buffer, even if the CPU is not running.
In early versions of Raspbian, you could halt the CPU (and later restart) and the display and programs would ...
This seems to be even more confusing in Raspbian than in *nix in general (and perhaps more confusing than it need be), but try this:
go to 5 Interfacing Options
go to P6 Serial
The serial login shell is enabled
The serial interface is enabled
When asked if you want to reboot, answer Yes. ...
You can try to switch off the backlight if available for your display. On the command line you can do it with:
rpi ~$ sudo /bin/sh -c 'echo "0" > /sys/class/backlight/soc\:backlight/brightness'
and on again:
rpi ~$ sudo /bin/sh -c 'echo "1" > /sys/class/backlight/soc\:backlight/brightness'
I found this kind of solution. While loop waits until omxplayer and fbi process has ended and then next image or video can be shown.
while ps ax | grep -v grep | grep -E "omxplayer|fbi" > /dev/null; do
Given your issue seems to be with the messiness of restarting fbi, which is intended to be interactive program, here's a (perhaps) better approach (but still simple):
sudo apt-get install imagemagick
Use it to convert images as needed directly to the framebuffer. Depends on your framebuffer (which you can details on in /sys/class/...