How To Install laserboy on Ubuntu 21.04

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install laserboy on Ubuntu 21.04. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update laserboy.

One-liner install command

For those in a hurry, here's a one-line installation command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install laserboy

But if you are interested in the detailed steps with descriptions, the following information is for you.

What is laserboy and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Ubuntu 21.04. This guide was written specifically with a server running Ubuntu 21.04 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 Ubuntu 21.04. 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 using apt-get

First, update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt-get database, You can install laserboy using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install laserboy

Install laserboy using apt

Because laserboy is available in Ubuntu 21.04’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

To begin, update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, You can install laserboy using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install laserboy

Install laserboy using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu 21.04. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install laserboy by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install laserboy

How to upgrade (update) a single package laserboy using apt-get?

First, you will need to update packages index. Run update command as usual:

sudo apt-get update

Next, to upgrade only the laserboy, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install laserboy

Note that this command will not install any new packages! If you wish to install the package if it doesn't exist you may leave out --only-upgrade part.

How To Uninstall laserboy from Ubuntu 21.04

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

sudo apt-get remove laserboy

Uninstall laserboy and all its dependencies

To uninstall laserboy and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 21.04, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove laserboy

Remove laserboy with all configurations and data

To remove laserboy configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge laserboy

Remove laserboy completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to laserboy package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge 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 apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the laserboy from Ubuntu 21.04.

See also:

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