How To Install laserboy on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install laserboy on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update laserboy 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 laserboy
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install laserboy

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

What is laserboy 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 laserboy 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 laserboy 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 laserboy using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install laserboy

Install laserboy on CentOS 8 using yum

Because laserboy 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 laserboy package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install laserboy

How to upgrade (update) a single package laserboy using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

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

yum update laserboy

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade laserboy

How to Upgrade laserboy 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 laserboy

How To remove laserboy from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the laserboy package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove laserboy

Extra info and code examples

LaserBoy can translate laser vector art into standard, 48KHz, 16 bit, multi channel RIFF WAVE file format and play those files with independent sample shifts between the channels for proper time alignment between the scanners and the color modulation devices (per color). Waves made with LaserBoy can be played from any surround sound card in any OS. LaserBoy can open its own generated wave files and convert them back into vector art. LaserBoy provides a full set of points optimization routines including distance spanning, corner dwelling and the ability to minimize total points distance by rearranging the order and direction of lit segments within a frame. With a DC modified 8 channel sound card and some outboard electronics, LaserBoy is currently outputting full motion, 16bit X, Y position, 24 bit RGB color projections at 48 thousand points per second. Creating waves of any integer sample rate is possible. 48KHz is only a limitation of the sound cards that are currently in use.


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

See also:

How To Install laserboy on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install laserboy on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install laserboy on Fedora 34

How To Install laserboy on CentOS 8

How To Install laserboy on Kali Linux

How To Install laserboy on Debian 11