How To Install cx18-ctl on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install cx18-ctl on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update cx18-ctl as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install v4l-utils
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install v4l-utils

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is cx18-ctl and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install cx18-ctl on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install cx18-ctl on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install cx18-ctl using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install v4l-utils

Install cx18-ctl on CentOS 8 using yum

Because cx18-ctl is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install cx18-ctl package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install v4l-utils

How to upgrade (update) a single package cx18-ctl using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like cx18-ctl in this example you should use the following command:

yum update v4l-utils

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade v4l-utils

How to Upgrade cx18-ctl on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update v4l-utils

How To remove cx18-ctl from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the cx18-ctl package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove v4l-utils

Extra info and code examples

v4l-utils contains the following video4linux command line utilities: decode_tm6000: decodes tm6000 proprietary format streams rds-ctl: tool to receive and decode Radio Data System (RDS) streams v4l2-compliance: tool to test v4l2 API compliance of drivers v4l2-ctl, cx18-ctl, ivtv-ctl: tools to control v4l2 controls from the cmdline v4l2-dbg: tool to directly get and set registers of v4l2 devices v4l2-sysfs-path: sysfs helper tool


You now have a full guide on how to install cx18-ctl using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the cx18-ctl from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install cx18-ctl on CentOS 8

How To Install cx18-ctl on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install cx18-ctl on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install cx18-ctl on Debian 11

How To Install cx18-ctl on Kali Linux

How To Install cx18-ctl on Fedora 34