How To Install x11perf on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install x11perf on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update x11perf 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 xorg-x11perf
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install xorg-x11perf

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

What is x11perf 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 x11perf 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 x11perf 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 x11perf using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install xorg-x11perf

Install x11perf on CentOS 8 using yum

Because x11perf 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 x11perf package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install xorg-x11perf

How to upgrade (update) a single package x11perf using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like x11perf in this example you should use the following command:

yum update xorg-x11perf

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade xorg-x11perf

How to Upgrade x11perf 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 xorg-x11perf

How To remove x11perf from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the x11perf package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove xorg-x11perf

Extra info and code examples

This package provides a miscellaneous assortment of X applications that ship with the X Window System, including: - atobm, bitmap, and bmtoa, tools for manipulating bitmap images; - ico, a demo program animating polyhedrons; - oclock and xclock, graphical clocks; - rendercheck, a program to test render extension implementations; - transset, a tool to set opacity property on a window; - xbiff, a tool which tells you when you have new email; - xcalc, a scientific calculator desktop accessory; - xclipboard, a tool to manage cut-and-pasted text selections; - xconsole, which monitors system console messages; - xcursorgen, a tool for creating X cursor files from PNGs; - xditview, a viewer for ditroff output; - xedit, a simple text editor for X; - xeyes, a demo program in which a pair of eyes track the pointer; - xgc, a graphics demo; - xload, a monitor for the system load average; - xlogo, a demo program that displays the X logo; - xmag, which magnifies parts of the X screen; - xman, a manual page browser; - xmore, a text pager; - xwd, a utility for taking window dumps ("screenshots") of the X session; - xwud, a viewer for window dumps created by xwd; - Xmark, x11perf, and x11perfcomp, tools for benchmarking graphical operations under the X Window System; The xbiff, xcalc, xconsole, xedit and xman programs use bitmap images provided by the xbitmaps package.

  • Maintainer: Debian X Strike Force
  • Sources url: unknown
  • Section/Category: unknown


You now have a full guide on how to install x11perf using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the x11perf from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install x11perf on Fedora 34

How To Install x11perf on CentOS 8

How To Install x11perf on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install x11perf on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install x11perf on Kali Linux

How To Install x11perf on Debian 11